Saturday, January 19, 2008

Forgot to mention..

At the end of this month Caleb will be getting his second round of tubes in his ears and is adenoids taken out. We started noticing that he was asking for things to be repeated or he just wouldn't hear us, so a hearing test was set up. Basically they found out that there was unequal pressure on the inside of the ear so we need to get it balanced. Hopefully the removal of the adenoids will help as well. So please keep him in your prayers- that nothing happens before the surgery to hinder his hearing any more than it is now.

6 comments:

lisa said...

I will be praying for Caleb! I had several ear surgeries as an older child, and to this day still have to keep on top of my ear problems so they don't get bad ... I can relate to what poor Caleb is going through, and I know it's hard on you too. I watched my parents struggle through it, and I know how heart-breaking it must be for you to watch your son go into surgery.

MartiMichelle said...

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Chad Gardner said...

Marie, I had my adenoids removed and tubes put in as a child. It was an easy procedure and my constant ear aches and infections instantly went away. The only downside from the outpatient procedure was a sore throat for a few weeks thanks to the breathing tube down my throat. Other than that... Easy Cheesy!

Lindsey said...

Let us know how the surgery goes! Shep had tubes put in at 18 months and for the first time, began to have an earache this past weekend so I'm wondering if his tubes have come out. Tubes are SO wonderful - doncha' wonder how parents made it 100 years ago?! There must've been a LOT of hearing problems back then!

Dawn said...

Well I can relate. Zane had ONE giant perpetual ear infection his entire first year. They tried every antibiotic and nothing worked. Usually the ears are caused by allergies. Zane was allergic to milk, dust, and other things.

Anyway he just had tonsils and adenoids out and the doc said he's never seen so much phelm around his Trachea - that we never saw as symptoms in the nose or by infection. So now's he's on daily Zyrtec, and he's doing great.

We're lucky because his hearing is great. We'll be praying for you that all goes well and that he wakes up a different and much healthier child!

Dawn said...

Oh we had tubes put in too at a year old, and he even had an infection the day of surgery. They were a godsend!!