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Tubes & Adenoid Removal

>> Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just a quick post to update y'all on Jackson before we head North. Our appointment went wonderfully with the ENT this morning. I really loved her, and so did Jackson...or maybe not her, but her toy collection;)

I did not realize this, but Jackson has had over 6 ear infections within the past 11 months. Holy cow!!! 4 of those infections have been in the last 6 months. The antibiotics have done their job in killing the bacteria.  However, the fluid has not drained from the infections, and is quite built up.

So, basically Jackson can hear us but we're very muffled. The fluid doesn't cause Jackson pain, but pressure. She related the feeling to flying and not being able to "pop" your eardrums. Um no wonder Jackson isn't a great sleeper and frequently wakes up pissed at the world. Laying down makes the pressure worse.

The doctor wants to put in tubes and remove Jackson's adenoids as well. She described the process of removing the adenoids as more of a scraping. This will helps with his ever running nose and allergies. Decreasing fluid build up and infection.

Now I'm just waiting for the surgery scheduler to call me with our options for dates. We're looking at having everything done before Christmas!

I can't thank you enough for all of your emails, comments and messages about tubes. I know this is the best option for Jackson and I'm looking forward to him being back to "normal" and feeling well!!!

Keep the prayers coming though:)

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7 comments:

Jennifer November 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

Good thing is that you now have a solution that is going to help. And the bonus is that you liked the doctor and so did Jackson :) I am sure it is pretty rountine (even though you don't ever want it to be your child) and everything will be fine. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving :)

Courtney November 23, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

wow! must be such a relief to have some answers! and i can't help but wonder if the irritated ears are the reason you've been concerned about his speech...it's hard to be confident in your speech if you can't hear well! :) I bet this procedure is going to open up new worlds to your sweet boy & your family! so glad you have a solution!

Jamie November 23, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

poor baby. i hope it goes well and you guys dont have any more issues when its over! happy thanksgiving!

KJJ Houston November 23, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

Oh gosh I didnt even think about him needing tubes! Duh! I had them when I was younger. It will help sooo much! Im so glad you trust and like the ENT, and that you will be hopefully able to get in before Christmas! Cheers to finding out what it was!

the tichenor family November 23, 2010 at 6:34 PM  

Will definitely be praying for sweet Jackson. I fear this is where we're headed with Slade. Love to you mama and sweet J... hoping this brings your precious boy relief!

Karen At Home November 24, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

I am so sorry that you are dealing with tubes and the adenoids too!! Wow! Jackson will feel so much better when it's all done and over with. Jillian went through the same tube surgery a few weeks ago and she is a completely different baby. Please let me know if you have any questions about the surgery or the whole process. Our last three months were a living hell with chronic ear infections, the tubes have been a life saver. Praying for Jackson and for a quick recovery!!!

Have a happy thanksgiving Momma!

Karen

Amy November 24, 2010 at 4:43 PM  

It probably does feel good to have some answers but as his mommy I'm bet you are not looking forward to the procedures but what a difference it will make in his little life! :)

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