Not good odds.
I was happy to get an appointment today with our family doctor. He had a cancellation so we were able to get in this morning.
Completely an aside, but I love our doctor. He’s always on time….but you never feel rushed.
Once we were in the office, I showed him the copy of the report from the doctor at the walk-in clinic and the information about the antibotics that were prescribed. He looked at her ears, thoat and felt her neck. He agreed with the ear infection diagnosis.
I pointed out that this is her 3rd infection in 5 months. He said “and her 4th since August.” Wow. That’s a lot. So he sent a referral letter off to the ENT doctor and we wait. He said it could take a week or so to get a call to schedule the appointment.
I’m trying very hard not to worry. The idea of her getting tubes is a bit scary. I know that lots of kids get them, but I think becuase I don’t know enough about them I’m worried. Going into the appointment, I really want to stress to this ENT doc that I want tubes to be a last resort. We need to know what all the options are.
BigDaddy has been doing some graphics work for a homeopatic pharmacy so I’m going to see what they can tell me about ear infections. I’m willing to try anything to avoid surgery. Stitches in her face are one thing, but surgery where she will be unconcious is another.
So again, I’m going Google crazy trying to find out as much info as I can. I want to know what questions i should be asking. Anyone else out there “been there done that” and want to share their wisdom with me? What was the sequence of events leading up to your child getting tubes? Was other treatments tried first?
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