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Offline scamandrius

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Tubes for children
« on: March 23, 2015, 01:24:40 PM »
My son has had his fourth ear infection in as many months and now the doctor has referred us to an ENT specialist to put tubes in his ears which are meant to help drain fluid and prevent buildup and thus prevent more infections or a least reduce the frequency.  Has anyone here gone through this with their kids?  How did they do?  How old were they (my son is 2 1/2)?  What was the biggest concern you had going in?  Was your kid given a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic?  Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 01:31:00 PM by scamandrius »
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Re: Tubes for children
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015, 01:31:10 PM »
Seems like it used to be done quite a bit more. I have several cousins who underwent this in the '80s. Doctors also wanted to do it to two of my siblings. As I recall, there was some amount of shifting of the tubes and having to have them reinserted, but my aunts may have exaggerated this.

General anaesthetic, at least for the original procedure, as I recall.
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