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Tubes, Tubes, Tubes!

Posted Jun 13 2009 12:25am
2 Fridays ago Kayla saw her ped for a sports physical (because I was signing her up for Smart Start Soccer).

Her ped mentioned that he didn't see the tube in her right ear, but maybe his view was blocked because there was a bit of wax. I didn't dwell on it too much, holding out hope that he was right, it was the wax impeding his view.

Today was Kayla's every-4-month visit to the ENT. The tube in her right ear has indeed come out. I was so bummed to hear that news. She just had this set of tubes put in back in March ... only 6 months ago! I can't believe it didn't even last a year. He put in titanium tubes which were supposed to last longer. He said Kayla's body is just really good at spitting these tubes out.

So we're looking at a 4th surgery for tubes. I wasn't too eager to jump to surgery right away, I needed to go home and sulk first! LOL We made another 4-month follow-up appointment, but in the meantime I can call anytime and schedule the surgery if I wish. Of course he said the sooner the better because her hearing isn't the best it could be in that ear, but it's not an emergency right now. The results just showed diminished hearing.

I know this isn't that big of a deal considering all the kids I know going through other medical issues, I know they would much rather be dealing with only ear tubes, really I do understand that.

I'm just frustrated that we'll have to go through this for a 4th time with the expectation it still won't be the last time, that her body will continue to spit those tubes out. He's going to try T tubes next time, if he can get them in, but who knows how long those will last.

Well the good news is I had a dental appt yesterday and no cavities! Yay! :)


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