I know it’s been a few weeks since I last talked about my daughter’s ear tube issues and I am pleased to report that this past Wednesday she underwent surgery and it was a great success! All the worrying and stressing out leading up to surgery was not needed.
When we entered CT Children’s Medical Center promtly at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, we automatically felt comfortable and at ease with the wonderful staff, nurses, doctors, assistants and anesthesiologists.
They were beyond organized, detailed and determined to make our experience nothing but the best.
Nothing calms parents down quicker, particularly the mother, when a hospital has their act together, is on schedule and ready to make a difference in the lives of their patient.
I truly believe our daughter felt the energy in the building as well, because she really was not stressed out, fussy or irritable. Now, after not having a bottle since 6PM the day before, that is really saying something.
With regards to the ear tube surgery and recovery itself, I believe it’s already making a difference for my daughter, because she could hear clearer from the moment we left the recovery room and she is even pronouncing words better. There is still some blood in her ears though, which is common and we have to apply drops for the next week, but other than that – recovery should be a breeze.
All in all, I learned a big lesson throughout the past four months and that is to always trust your instinct, go with what you feel is right and always have a good group of family and doctors helping you make the best decision for your child. I do not at all regret taking her to a chiropractor, in fact, I 100% believe it prevented her ear infections and helped to drain some, but not all of the fluid.
My advice to parents whose children are suffering from chronic ear infections, please try a chiropractor first. While unfortunately, it did not completely drain all of my daughter’s fluid, it did prevent the recurring ear infections she was suffering from.