My poor baby boy has to have surgery. 😦 He has had 4 ear infections (one that needed 2 rounds of antibiotics) since January, and even got one in the summer. Our pediatrician referred us to an ENT and that appointment was on Monday. First he had a hearing test, which showed that his hearing is muffled because of the fluid in his ears. Even though the infection is gone, he’s still got the fluid, which the doc says will probably turn into another ear infection and the cycle will continue. So he suggested ear tubes. Both N and FIL had to have tubes when they were little, so it’s really not a surprise, but it makes me sad. We haven’t scheduled it yet (still waiting on the insurance cards from N’s new job), but I imagine we’ll get it done in the next couple of weeks. Fortunately, N has seen ear tubes be put in and has told me how quick and easy they are. They won’t have to knock him completely out, even. And the doctor said they no longer recommend ear plugs for anything other than swimming in pond or lake water (because of possible contaminates), so hopefully Lucas won’t have the same aversion to swimming that his father has.
It’s interesting to me that Lucas gets sick so much easier than Kyla. I think I’ve taken Lucas to the doctor every month, but Kyla has mostly been just well visits. And even when she’s been sick it’s been easier on her than on Lucas. I guess Kyla got her dad’s constitution and poor Lucas ended up with mine.