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Ear tubes tomorrow

DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Xander is getting his tubes put in tomorrow. I know a few of you have been through them. Can you tell me what to expect? Will he be miserable? Will be be his usual self afterwards? Any tips?
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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Theodor Seuss Geisel

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  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,467Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Sending a **HUGE HUG** to you and to Xander .. Keep me posted on what the results are.. I for one am anxious to know

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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    All the best to baby Xander!
  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I am really freaking mad right now. I had a hearing scheduled for tomorrow and told my boss that I would just go and miss the surgery. He said that under no circumstances could I do that and that he would cover it for me. Why did he just come in my office and tell me that he scheduled something else and that I will have to go to the hearing? WTF?!?! Now I get to be the crappy mom who skips her kid's surgery.




    Thanks, Deedle and Medussa.
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  • SweetPicklesSweetPickles Posts: 850Registered Users
    Oh no DarkAngel! WTF! is right. What an awful, insensitive thing for your boss to do :( I am so sorry. I'll be thinking good thoughts for both you and Xander tomorrow and keeping my fingers crossed that this will be the end of all his ear troubles!
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, Sweetpickles! Turns out my boss forgot that the reason he was going cover the hearing for me was the surgery. He thought that it was because I was worried about the legal arguments. My other boss is going to cover.

    We got the call about the surgery. We have to have him there at 6am. I don't want to wake up that early. :(
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  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    Just thinking about you today DarkAngel and Xander.

    Let us know how things went.
  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hugs to you and Xander.
  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    Hope everything goes well today. As for tips: the only things I really know about upkeep is to not let water in their ears and keep wind from blowing in there. My friend had tubes when I was younger and always had to put these clear gummy plugs in her ears before we went swimming or played in the sprinkler, etc. If she forgot her plugs, she used silly putty and it worked pretty good if it wasn't too hot outside. When it is too hot, it is too soft to use.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Glad you got to be there! I hope it all goes well - HUGS.
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    We're back! It went pretty well. Turns out his ears were infected again (or still infected) despite having just ended drugs 7 days ago. Poor guy can't catch a break. He shrieked the whole way home but they say that's an anesthesia reaction. He's sleeping it all off now.
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  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    good to hear it went well and hope the anaesthesia wears off soon.
  • curlymelcurlymel Posts: 359Registered Users
    I am glad to hear that it went well, DarkAngel.
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  • SweetPicklesSweetPickles Posts: 850Registered Users
    I'm so glad to hear it went well. I hope this bring him much relief and no more problems!
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  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,467Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    DA,

    What did they say re: Recovery Time, Feeding post surgery??

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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    deedles wrote:
    DA,

    What did they say re: Recovery Time, Feeding post surgery??

    D


    Deedles, there really is no recovery time. He just woke up from a 4 hour nap and seems semi normal. His ears are draining yucky sludge. I don't know why they call it fluid. It's like putty. He can go to his sitter's tomorrow if we want. They gave him graham crackers and apple juice in recovery. He hasn't really eaten other than that though.
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  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,467Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    is he in pain??
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    deedles wrote:
    is he in pain??


    I can't really tell if he is in pain. I think he is but it must be mild. He is refusing to eat and is a little whiny but seems okay other than that. He's not doing his pain cry that he usually gets with ear infections.


    Have you decided your next step yet?
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  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,467Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Thx for asking

    I will if my freakin doctor calls me back.. I called and left a message yesterday and haven't heard anything... (no pun intended) ;) will call tomorrow AM if there is no message on the voicemail when I get home

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  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    I'm so glad to hear everything went well. I hope Xander gets to feeling better!!!
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I'm glad this part is over. Hoping Xander is feeling 100% soon!
  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, ladies. I am glad it's over too. He slept tons today. I hope he sleeps through the night because I won't have the heart to just let him cry.



    Deedle, I hope you get the answers you need soon.
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  • wavezncurlzwavezncurlz Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    I'm glad you got to be there. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Xander. Keep us posted.
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  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
    Little Xander is in my thoughts!! I wish him a speedy and uneventful recovery. :)