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Monday, February 19, 2007

Update from the ENT appt

Kayla had an ENT appt this morning. Unfortunately it was not news I wanted to get. There is fluid in one of her ears; he said it didn't look infected so antibiotics probably wouldn't take care of it. He said we could wait 6-8 wks to see if it clears up, but considering her history (she has had 2 previous sets of tubes) he said more than likely it won't and we'll need to schedule surgery for tubes again.

She had tubes put in about 1.5 yrs ago and I was really hoping since she's been ok since then that we (she) wouldn't have to go through this again.

I have a date to chose from in March and 2 dates in April. So I'll check our schedule and figure out which one to go with.

Needless to say I was bummed when we left the appt. And it was too windy to even go to the zoo like we have the last couple of times.

42 comments:

A Special Family said...

OOhhh poor Kayla. I will be praying for her that it gets resolved soon.
BIG HUGS!

Shelley said...

I am sorry to hear that - I hope that you have had an opportunity to regroup and that all goes well with the surgery.

Miranda said...

Oh No, sorry to hear Kayla will have to go into surgery again. Hope all goes well!

Tara Marie said...

awe....Miss Kayla, we are thinking of you and so sorry you will have to have tube surgery again. Hopefully this will be the last time. Thinking of you Michelle.

Trace said...

Awww, that's not good. :( All the best for the surgery, I hope it all goes perfectly. :)

Nisa said...

Awwww man. I didn't want to hear that news either. Of course you know I'll be saying a prayer for her. I know it'll go fine. Let me know which date you choose for the surgery. Will she have to be just sedated or completely unconscious?
love you.

Angie said...

bummed to hear another set of tubes is in the works...just when you think you'll catch a break. hopefully it'll be the last set.

Linda said...

I'm so sorry Michelle. I'm going to pray that the Lord will take care of that fluid in her ear. If she does have to have surgery, we'll just pray her safely through it - and you too Mom :-)

chelle said...

HUGS!
That is not the greatest news for sure :(

Laura said...

It's not a good month for us with doctor's appointments now is it? Everything will work out I'm sure for all of us!! I darn well better!

PEA said...

Awww sorry to hear that Michelle...not a pleasant appointment at all:-( Hopefully it won't be too many more years before she outgrows it. Hugs xox

Catch said...

Awwww hugs to Kayla and to you as well Mommy..it will be ok...she will be in and out before you know it. Keeping you guys in my prayers.

Tracey said...

Ah hon, I'm sorry. Every problem with our kids sucks, right? I hope it'll take care of itself.

Cate said...

That's too bad. I hope you all get through it okay.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh I'm so sorry! Jason has had one set of tubes and I just keep praying that he won't need another. Will pray that all goes well.

Beck said...

Oh no. That's awful. Poor little Kayla and poor you. :(

K.T. said...

Sorry to hear that!!!It is good that they can take care of it though....Thinking of you all and praying for you also!

Much More Than A Mom said...

Aw - that sucks. I'm sorry to hear that. Hugs to you all!
How's Kayla feeling about it?

Queen Of Cute Shoes said...

Awww that is a bummer! I hope that it clears up soon so you don't have to go through that with the poor girl! Wishing you guys the best!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

So sorry Michelle. This news must be really tough on you. Eve and I will be specifically praying that Kayla will have clear ears and also comfort for you.

-Andrea

smileymamaT said...

Aw, crap. Sorry to hear about the tubes. Poor Kayla. Wishing you both well.
T

amy flege said...

well that just stinks. iam not fond of tubes at all so it makes me sad for her. :(

jotcr2 said...

Lets hope those 6 weeks turn things around. They can drain, so lets hope.

Anonymous said...

Michelle, hopefully, Kayla will get a growth spurt in the next six weeks and that will enable the tubes in her ears to stretch longer and fluid will drain and she won't need the surgery!! :) In the meantime , I will look in one of my heatlh books to see what else can be done. Yesterday just was not one of those special days. :( Love Mom kisses for "my little Kayla"

Anonymous said...

awww I am sorry sorry to hear that. I hope she will never have to go through this again. It is so hard to see your little one having to go through it.Let me know when her surgery is. I'll be saying prayers. Give her a big hug from me. love ya.
love,
mimi

Deb said...

Bless her, and you! I know how you feel. My youngest had a horrible history with ear infections.

I'll be praying for ya'll.

Jessica said...

That stinks! I hope the fluid clears up on it's own! Surgery is no fun!

~Melissa~ said...

Poor Kayla. I'm sorry to hear she'll have to have surgery again. I'll be thinking of her and hope all goes smoothly.

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, I'm sorry. I hope all goes well with this second attempt at tubes.

Hang in there! Be sure to let us know when the surgery is scheduled so we can offer prayers and support.

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Poor thing...hope the fluid goes away.

Aviva was the QUEEN of Ear Infections...she had so many.

Thinkng of you.

HUGS!

Kentucky Gal said...

welll...darn...I hope it all goes well!!
(((hugs)))

Sara said...

Oh so sorry, We have been there many times with the tubes.. Nathaniel has a reaccuring problem with his right ear...
Hope it all goes well

LeslieAnn said...

Ohhhh...I am so sorry she'll have to have surgery again. Thinking of all of you.

(((HUGS)))

Tammy said...

Oh, Michelle...I can totally understand how this could take the wind out of your sails for the day!
Poor Kayla! But let us know when the surgery will take place and I'll be praying!
(((HUGS)))

Air Force Family said...

I'm sorry to hear that Kayla might have to have tubes again. I'll be praying that her ears clear up.

Mike said...

Sorry to read about that. But everything will be OK. Have faith. And trust modern medicine.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

L. Noelle said...

I know exactly how you are feeling right now. Jaden is 24 months, and we just heard for the 1st time a few weeks ago that he had a little fluid in his ears and that it was not infected either. They also said to come back in 6 weeks to re-check and if it was still there they would recommend tubes. Well, in being fortunate enough to read from all the mom's who have already been down this road, I decided to do something else. I brought back Jaden again, last week (5 weeks earlier than appt.) and talked to him about his adenoids. I said that he is always congested, and since Jaden was sleeping, he could hear what I meant. Since Jaden hasn't had any known infections, he did say that his adenoids are definitely the reason he is breathing like that when he sleeps and that we should do a sleep study. We just set up a sleep study and after that, they will be able to determine if it's tonsils and adenoids, or just adenoids causing the snoring and contributing to congestion. So...I do understand what you are going through. I would rather them take his adenoids out now, so he can breathe better, than later, because I don't want to go through rounds of tubes, only to find out they aren't effective, like so many parents do. The Dr. said that years ago, if a child had fluid in the ears, they would automatically take out the adenoids and the problem would clear up. My Husband had his adenoids and tonsils taken out when he was 2 because of bad allergies. It's nothing to worry about, because either way it will get figured out, and I know he will feel better,just like your little Kayla! Email me if you want to exchange any info! :)
noelle@lnoelle.com

Cat Lady said...

I'm sorry that she has to have surgery again! :( :(

Christina said...

Oh no, I am sorry you did not get the news you hoped for. I am sure she will do great as always... she is a little champ!

Grandma said...

OH my poor little Kayla, not again :-( Well at least you know the procedure is a breeze for her, not like last August at all. Hey if you need me there for moral support you just let me know I've got plenty of leave time.

Trixie said...

I'm sorry to hear about the tube surgery. I hope it goes well and it's the last time!!

Melany aka Supermom said...

Oh no. It's not nice taking them for tubes. We almost always get emergency tubes here. My kids have never been scheduled for them to be done, more like given 4 hours notice