We were back at the ENT this morning, per our pediatrician. Finn does, indeed, still have fluid in both ears, so the doc is going to get authorization from our insurance carrier to have tubes placed in his ears. So, sometime in the next few weeks, we'll be back at the outpatient surgery center where he had his surgery two weeks ago.
I'm not surprised, and actually a little relieved. Maybe this will be one more piece in the puzzle of his sleep issues. The Zantac seems to have made a difference - he is sleeping better than he was before - but he still doesn't sleep through the night, and I just can't bring myself to do any kind of sleep training with him until we get every possible physiological cause addressed. Plus, I've been thinking about speech development a lot lately, now that Finn is at the age where beginning language might start developing. So I'm glad that we will be doing one more thing to optimize that for him.
I like this doctor, almost in spite of him. He's very direct and no-nonsense. He does use the reference "Down syndrome kids" rather than using person-first language, and yeah I notice it, but I don't take it personally for some reason. Still, you would hope that professionals who regularly work with persons with disabilities would know enough to use more sensitive language. But whatever. Pick your battles, right? Anyway, maybe I like him because he comes across as so competent, so I feel good about placing Finn's care in his hands.
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