Thursday, April 29, 2010
We saw the specialist yesterday. Nathan has what is called glue ear, which is basically a build up of gunk behind his eardrums. He needs surgery to remove it or he will keep getting ear infections. He will then get tubes to support proper airflow so it will heal. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes, but we will be there several hours b4 and after. They will give him medicine to take by mouth that will make him extremely drowsy, and will probably fall asleep. Then they will take him back and use gas to ensure he stays out. After the surgery he will go to recovery and wait for him to wake up. I will not be allowed to be with him. They wouldn't even make exceptions for Jacob when he had tubes put it last year. Once he wakes up, they will bring him back to his room and monitor him for at least an hour to be sure there are no reactions to the anesthesia. Once he is fully awake and at least drinking, he will be released. He should be back to his normal self within a day. I've been so worried about how he's been getting so many ear infections, I'm glad I asked our doctor to send him to an E.N.T. Apparently ear problems can be genetic, and I have always had them. I have a really bad ear infection right now. That is why I haven't been on the computer so much lately. I'm in alot of pain, and I keep getting dizzy. Mike's been taking care of the boys since Monday night when I first started getting bad. I almost passed out last night when I bent over to pick something up. I don't have medicaid right now, so I can't get an antibiotic. Please pray this heals up quickly on its own.