January 2011 - Dr. Black's office
Luckily the surgery was quick and she recovered quickly and has been GREAT ever since. This morning we spent back at the ENT's office for our yearly follow-up on her tubes. She received a clean bill of health, tubes are still doing their job and are secure, and nothing could be better! Such good news to hear since it's not uncommon for them to fall out and have to be replaced, especially when she's so young.
Addison is/was such a trooper through it all. Even when she was dealing with infection after infection and multiple doctor visits she never seemed to show discomfort. I remember her crying a little after they brought her out of surgery but within minutes she was asleep in my arms and has continued to be her happy self ever since. Luckily, we don't have to deal with earplugs and instead just have to make sure her ears don't stay under water too long. She hasn't had an ear infection since the surgery and hasn't ever complained when the doctor checks her ears out.
Although it was a difficult thing for me to watch/do, (especially since her ear trouble likely came from me since I had tubes when I was little) it was the BEST thing for her as well. It was quick and the pain/ear infections disappeared immediately. Thankfully, we were able to catch it all before it affected her speech development and balance, etc. I spent my childhood years visiting speech therapists and multiple doctors and dealing with awkward ear plugs.
I'm thankful that it all worked out like it did and that she is such an easy going baby and so happy despite what she had to deal with. She's such a little trooper! And if anyone needs advice on an ENT we have a great one!