Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Bandwagon

Chase just can't seem to stop trying to keep up with the Joneses.

He had his 1 year check up today, and- surprise, surprise-- fluid in his ear again!

This is the 4th ear infection he's had since February. He's probably been on antibiotics more than he's been off them in the last 3 months. So, the ped said that we could either wait the summer out and see what happens now that it isn't really cold/flu season anymore, or go to the ENT for a consult.

I'm going to call for an appointment today. I'd rather just have this done and over with instead of waiting for the inevitable. I feel like every time he gets the slightest sniffle, it turns into an infection. I don't want him to end up resistant to every antibiotic on the market by the time he's two! I also don't want to risk him having chronic ear infections because they happen so quickly that I miss them, and he's so used to them that he doesn't even complain.

So, I guess we'll be jumping on the ear tube bandwagon. Woo-woo.


Cate said...

Peer pressure! All the cool kids are doing it!

Ear tubes freaked me out too, but I think they were better than trying to get her to take medicine. I hope everything goes okay.

Melanie said...

I was a little skeptical at first too. But knowing what I know now, I would get them for Logan again. He did not get an ear infection until after the tubes were in, but I know that getting them to drain the fluid improved his hearing.