It’s been two years since Thomas had a third set of ear tubes put in. This time the more-permanent “T” tubes did the job… until now. Drainage in one ear recently led to antibiotic drops, ear plugs for swimming and multiple doctor appointments that revealed one of the tubes is in place and working while the other one is not. In fact, it really can’t be located. There’s talk of it being under the ear drum, but no confirmation. But what an audiologist has confirmed through testing Thomas this week is that the ear with the AWOL tube is not at its optimal hearing level. So that’s not good. What is good to know is that his hearing should be restored to normal if the tube is removed and/or put back in place. Meeting with a specialist next week to get guidance on the next step. Fortunately Thomas is in no pain and, with ear plugs, is able to swim normally. Know many of you have been there with on-going ear issues involving your little ones!
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 49
This post was written by Tara on July 20, 2012