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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Poor little guy!


So, we found out today that Joshua has his 4th ear infection in his 7 short months since he was born. Fortunately, I think due to his thumb sucking, the last two haven't seemed to bother him a whole lot. He had his first back in November - when he was about 6 weeks old. The last three have been in the last 2 months. So . . . now we take him to an ENT for a follow-up/consultation :o( His pediatrician said it doesn't mean tubes for sure, but it's a possibility. Apparently short Eustachian tubes can be inherited - and Joe had tubes put in when he was little. So, we'll see!

5 comments:

Matt & Nicki said...

He is a cutie!! I love how all your kids look so much alike, and yet all have their own distinguishing characteristics. . .
That is a very sweet picture!

Alicia said...

Yuck, bummer for Joshua. Sounds like he's handling all the infections well . . . Isn't he rather young for tubes?

Joe & Sarah McDaniel said...

Alicia - I don't know? My pediatrician's son had his put in at 10 months (Joshua is almost 7 1/2 months). That is the main reason we are going for a consultation w/ the ENT - to discuss pros/cons of the whole thing. I know it's a routine thing, but I can't even let myself think about them taking my baby away to do it!!

FranknSteph said...

Only six more days! We're looking forward to your visit!

Solomon, Betsey & Joshua said...

hi sarah!
I work in Pediatric ENT @CHOP so that's my specialy. I see tons of kids with ear infections who need ear tubes. Let me know if I can help you with anything or answer any questions for you
-betsey