Friday, May 22, 2009

Third time's a charm, right?

Jacob had his THIRD set of tubes put in last Tuesday (5/12). We hope that he will grow out of this and this will be his last set. His left tube fell out early in the spring. Every since that happened he would get an ear infection, be on antibiotics for 10 days, be "well" for about 5 days and then the cycle would start over again. After the third infection, our Pediatrician sent us back to the ENT and we signed up for our third bilateral myringotomy with tubes.

We had to be at Children's South at 6:15 a.m. and despite no food or drink since midnight the night before, Jacob was in good spirits. His surgery started a little after 8:00 a.m. With the first two surgeries, he was PITIFUL when the nurse brought him back to us...break-your-heart crying and inconsolable. This time he was great! He didn't cry at all! Not one whimper, not one tear. He was still a little woozy from the anesthesia when they brought him back to the room but he was soooo funny! He was trying to talk but he couldn't get the words out and then his head would kind of roll. We were cracking up!

After we got home, I thought he would definitely take a nap...not so! He was wired! I didn't get him down for a nap until after 4:00 that afternoon.

We had our follow-up appointment yesterday (5/21) with the ENT and he said everything looks great!

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