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    Default Anyone with child under 2 need grommets?

    Dd is booked for grommets for 18 months old. Her symptoms are..
    She wakes up screaming every night but is happy all day.
    She is a really bad sleeper and hates to lay down, and at night won't even feed anymore unless sitting upright.
    She gets a lot of ear infections.

    I'm really nervous but also hoping this is the magic answer. She gets reoccurring thrush now, since she has had quite a few doses of antibiotics. She may need tonsils and adenoids done but specialist said not before two.

    Just hoping that someone can tell me how the surgery went and if it helped.
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    Nobody?

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    My DD is 2 and a bit & needs gromets. But Different circumstances.

    Poor hearing, but no ear infections or anything really.

    They're not going to do anything anytime soon though.

    Your bub must really need them?

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    Subbing as I want to know too. My DD has similar symptoms to your child and has been on 5 courses of antibiotics in about 6 weeks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSudgestionator View Post
    My DD is 2 and a bit & needs gromets. But Different circumstances.

    Poor hearing, but no ear infections or anything really.

    They're not going to do anything anytime soon though.

    Your bub must really need them?
    Yeah. I think its the reoccurring ear infections.. the glue ear (fluid in the middle ear) isn't going away. I think they are worried about further damage, and her hearing isn't great either. She's in a lot of pain

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    I'm mostly nervous about her going under general. I Have no experience with it what so ever.

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    My DS who is 14 months is having Grommets done next Wednesday as well as his Adenoids removed. He has fluid in his ears which is affecting his hearing. Although he doesn't have any permanent damage he can't hear properly. I was told the longer it is left the more chance of permanent damage. In the last 6 months his eardrums have ruptured at least 5-6 times. He also doesn't sleep through the night and I believe this is why as most times I go into him he is tugging at his ears. His Adenoids are being removed as they are obstructing his airways. I'm not concerned about the surgery as he has had heart surgery at 3 days old so this is a walk in the park compared to that. Surgery is only 20-30 minutes.

    Good luck with your little one.

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    How long are they "knocked out" for? My dd is a terrible terrible sleeper and I think its her ears because she wakes up screaming and is so unhappy our specialist says he will do her adenoids earlier than two if necessary. I hope all goes well for you.

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    It's really quick. DS1 I was 15m old when he got his. He was the first of 12. He hasn't had an ear infection since and he turns 3 next month.

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    My daughter had her grommet surgery just before her second birthday. She was having recurring ear infections every 3-4 weeks and constant glue ear. She is already hearing impaired and with the middle ear issues she had become almost profoundly deaf.

    It has honestly been the best thing for her. We've had no ear infections or fluid since and her hearing has slightly improved. She also eats and sleeps better and is finally gaining some weight.

    The surgery was really fast. I held her while they put her to sleep with gas and then they took her to put the canula and all that in so I didnt have to see. She was groggy for about 1/2 an hour and was in pain but as soon as they gave her IV pain meds she was bouncing off the walls. We were at the hospital for about 3 hours max.

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