02-27-2009, 12:46 PM
My daughter has had 4 ear infections since she was born. It all started after sending her off to daycare at 9 weeks old. She gets real congested in her head and nose and coughs horribly at night to the point that she gags. She may go a week with no congestion or coughing, but then it starts all over again. I just took her yesterday to an ENT. The dr. recommended having tubes put in her ears and having her adenoids taken out b/c they are enlarged. Iím going to check with another ENT before we schedule to have this done. If we just did tubes in her ears it only takes 7 minutes to do that. If we did both she would be asleep with an IV in her arm and it would take about 45 minutes. The director at her daycare told me this morning that her daughterís ENT dr. would not take out her adenoids b/c she was under 18 months old. I do know that babies that are on breast milk have a greater chance of bleeding after surgery (this is what the dr. told me). Does anyone know why this is? Tubes donít bother me, but the 45 minutes surgery does! I just want to make sure that weíre doing the right thing. The dr. told me yesterday that she does not have an ear infection right now, but she does have fluid in both ears. Her ear drums do not have any movement in them which makes voices sound muffled to her. I canít stand the thought of her not being able to hear clear. It breaks my heart! Iím so tired of medicating her and going through the ritual every morning and night of Vickís on the feet with socks, spray the Sinucleanse up her nose, suck out her nose, and elevate her head at night, Mucinex during the day, Benadryl at night along with Robitussin for her cough. I know they say that these medications wonít hurt her, but still she doesnít need to be living off of them!