My son is scheduled to get ear tubes on Friday, I am scared to death. Has anyone else been through this? This is really a last resort for us. He is 17 months old and has had 6 ear infections since January. We see a very progressive pediactrician who is also a homeopath. We use homeopathics and garlic oil to treat the infections (we only used antibiotics once - when the infection was still present after 7 days and my son was miserable) and they have been sucessful. But the infections keep returning, almost every 25 days. My son often has fluid in his ears and it is affecting his equilibrium and his speech. I am still nursing, do not smoke and have never put my son in day care. My son does not eat dairy or sugar. But part of me feels like I have failed and that somehow I could have prevented this. The ENT surgeon told me that it is my son's anatomy and that I can't change it. Thanks for letting me vent, I am having a hard time accepting this!
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5/30/02 at 2:00am