My son has had 4 ear infections this cold/flu season. Pedi said one more and we will have to take him to the ENT and discuss getting the tubes in his ears. I have heard that the surgery is not a big deal, but the thought of him under general anesthetic petrifies me. I cry just thinking about it. He just finished a kids' "z-pack," which worked last time, but this time he is still rubbing his ear and saying, "ouchie ear." He was on amoxicillin for the first couple of ear infections, but the doctor switched him to the "z-pack" so as not to overuse the amoxicillin.
I am going to call the pedi first thing tomorrow morning to have him rechecked.
My heart breaks for my poor little boy! Can anyone share any experiences with persistent ear infections and/or tubes? My son just turned 2 a couple of weeks ago, BTW. TIA!