Finn had an appt. with an ENT this morning because of the results of his hearing eval. a couple weeks ago. Our appt. was at 10:00 a.m. and we were not seen until 11:10 a.m., no kidding. I was seething by the time the doc finally came into the room, but he ended up being so nice and no-nonsense, that I ended up not ripping him a new one as I had meticulously planned during the last 15 minutes of waiting for him.
So, he said yes, Finn has fluid in both ears. He said he's got a double ear infection and a sinus infection as well (hmmm, maybe this has something to do with why he no longer sleeps at night??). He said that fluid in the middle ears is common with Ds, and although it is common for babies/children with Ds to need tubes in their ears, it's not a given. There is a protocol: give a round of antibiotics; recheck; if fluid remains; give another round of antibiotics; if fluid still remains, then proceed with tubes. So he's on an antibiotic for the next 10 days and we are supposed to go back to our regular pediatrician for a recheck in a couple of weeks.
Michael was able to meet me at the doctor's office, as he was right in the same medical complex for his radiation. It was nice to have him there, as I usually handle the kids' various dr. appt.'s on my own, and it gets tiresome.
I, of course, feel terrible that Finn has probably had an ear infection and sinus infection for god only knows how long - it seems like he's been congested forever - certainly it's never completely cleared up since he had RSV back in January. Anyway, I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that the antibiotics help the little guy so we can all start getting some sleep around here!
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