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March 7th, 2013, 09:40 PM
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We had to take Noah to see an ENT because he's had several ear infections just since November. They gave him some preliminary hearing tests which showed some hearing loss. We've scheduled him for tubes next Thursday (3/14). He'll also have what's called an ABR hearing test (auditory brainstem response) test on April 30th to determine if there still is, and to what degree the hearing loss has happened. My poor Noah!! Anyone have tubes experience to share?? I'm kind of scared and sad...
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March 8th, 2013, 05:10 AM
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Cody had tubes inserted this past January and hasn't had any problems since. From about age 6 months on, he had continuous ear infections. Either the meds didn't work, or he was allergic to them. They never did any hearing tests on him, though. Ever since the surgery, he's been so much better. When he gets a cold, he has discharge from his ear that's a combo of wax and mucus which can get quite messy, but it's better than it building up in his ear and getting infected. Having the procedure done may seem scary, but it's worth it in the long run. GL!
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March 8th, 2013, 05:32 AM
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I dont have any experience with it, but I just wanted to show some support <3 From what I hear it will all be worth it

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March 9th, 2013, 07:39 AM
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Lydia got tubes and had her adenoids removed in Dec after having ear infections continuously since Aug. She has not had an infection since. When we first brought her to ent, did test to see pressure in the ears. And they were both poor, but never did an actual hearing test. The worse part of the surgery(to me) is when they are first waking from the anesthesia. Lydia was inconsolable for a few but once I got her back to sleep and she woke up she was fine! It was a speedy recovery for us for the most part. Good luck!!!
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March 9th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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Hunter just got tubes a week and a half ago. He had significant hearing loss especially in his left ear. I can definately tell that he is hearing better but so far that is the only difference I've seen. I was very nervous about his surgery but it only lasted about 10 mins and he woke upvery shortly after. He cried for about 15 mins and then hethe was good.
Good luck with the surgery. Hope all goes well. Kup.

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March 9th, 2013, 01:57 PM
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We just had tubes put in on Friday. I, too, was nervous about anesthesia. Jon did great! The surgery took about 10 minutes and he was just sleepy afterwards. He has his hearing test scheduled for next week. The doctor said he had to remove a significant amount of gunk from both ears. Jon has had a history of recurrent infections since August. The last 2 nights post tubes he has slept all night.

I'm glad I did it. Hope all goes well for Noah!
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