My son has to have surgery for ear tubes. It will be his fifth time getting tubes in his ears. He’s scheduled for next week, and I am not looking forward to it. My dad is going to come up and take care of my daughter. That will be a great help. The surgery is scheduled for Thursday, and my daughter has swimming lessons. He’ll take her for me, and watch after her while I am at the hospital. My dad said “That’s what daddies are for.” Isn’t he great? He lives an hour away, so he’ll be getting up really early to be here in time for me to take my son to the hospital.
The last time my son had ear tubes put in his ears, the recovery process was difficult. Getting the drops in his ears was almost impossible for me to do. This time, he’s older and stronger. I really don’t think I will be able to do it. My husband and I are going to have to wake him up in the morning for the drops. I hate to do that, because my husband gets up really early for work. I don’t see any way around it. I can’t do it alone.
Ear Tubes To Help Son
I’m glad that the ear tubes surgery is scheduled for next week. My son will feel so much better after he heals up from it. I know it’s been hard on him, having one ear infection after another. The doctor couldn’t get a good look into his ears, because of wax build-up. She tried to clean them, but my son wasn’t having that. She tried once, and then we gave up. He was so scared. Since his ears are blocked, we couldn’t do a hearing test, or see if there’s any damage from the last ear infection. With his last one, there was blood coming out of his ear.
After the ear tubes surgery, and he has had a little time to heal, they will do a hearing test. She wants to do it as soon as possible, before the wax builds up in his ears again. But it can’t be too soon, because his ears will need to heal after the surgery.
For my son’s last four ear tube surgeries, he had a different doctor. That doctor has moved, and a new one has taken his placed. I was worried about this, but she was great. It also helped that it’s the same practice, and has all of my son’s past medical records for his ear surgeries. It was great that the staff knows my son, and I didn’t have to answer a lot of questions about my son and autism. They made sure she was filled in before she came in the room.
I’ll keep you updated on this, of course. Anyone want to come hold my hand at the hospital?
UPDATE post in response to some comments made about my parenting skills and how behavior management should apply to this situation.
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