Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ear Tubes

What better way to start off 2013 than a little surgery? *sigh* Tomorrow, Kennedy is going to Denver to get yet another set of ear tubes put in. I don't even know what number this will be or her... 9, 10, 11? Whatever it is, it's a lot! Her last set was put in November 1, 2011. Last August she failed her hearing test and I knew her tubes must be out again. It's like a never-ending cycle. Tubes go in, she hears great, tubes fall out, fluid builds up in her ears, and she can't hear. Hearing is important! Sure enough, we went to the ENT in December and her tubes were out and her ears were full of fluid. And so, she will get new tubes. We will see how long they last this time. Maybe we'll get a full year out of them, but I'm not holding my breath!

Anyway, please keep Kenn in your prayers tomorrow that everything goes as planned. Thankfully, this is a quick easy procedure and she usually bounces back quickly. I'll update tomorrow once we are home. :) 

8 comments :

Monicas Mom Musings said...

The fact that Kennedy's ear tubes have fallen out for about the upteenth time is that another Kennedy medical anomaly or is this relatively common with the tubes? I have heard that they fall out, but every set? Just wondering what is it about Kennedy that makes them fall out or if this does happen a lot why they aren't coming up with a more permanent solution.

The Sumulong 3 said...

Ugh! We'll be thinking Kennedy tomorrow and hoping she bounces back quickly and maybe these tubes will stay put a little longer (wishful thinking maybe!). I dread this same issue with Owen--he's currently on his first set, but he's only 3, so I suppose there is plenty of time for the inevitable to happen. GOOD LUCK KENNEDY!

Christine said...

Hmm, are they using the T-tubes? Dennis' fell out in less than a year and I requested one through our new ENT that would stay in longer. She put in T-tubes over 2 years ago. :) Just a suggestion.

csmith said...

Each of my daughter's first 3 sets of tubes lasted about a year, then we had the T-tubes put in and they have lasted almost 3. Are you going to try those this time around?

Lynn said...

I was astounded when Hannah had tubes...and they lasted 5 years and one was actually pulled out! Thought for sure they'd be out in a month!
Poor Kennedy! Praying hard that all goes well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anne B. said...

Prayers that Kennedy is all done at this point and feeling like her beautiful Diva self!! (((HUGS)))!!

Mama2Kayden said...

Prayers for Kenn! Is there another more permanent ear draining procedure they can do since hers keep falling out? Hope all goes smoothly !!

Candice said...

I'm sure that you get tons of unsolicited advice. But, I thought I would share our story with you. If so many Momma's hadn't told me their story, I don't know where we would be now...

My son had the same issue. We had to have him sedated, and have an ABR test, because we thought he was deaf when he was a baby. After 3 years, countless ear infections, and ear tube surgeries. I figured out that he was allergic to milk. He did not test positive on any allergy test at the Drs office, but I kept reading about dairy allergies/intolerances causing fluid buildup. We took out every trace of dairy, and he has had one problem with fluid in almost 4 years. And, that was after a diet "infraction".