Our 14 month old has had either throat or ear infections on or off for months. In between picking he has had croup and vomiting and diarea bug for which he was hospitalized for three days. He has been brought to five different doctors as we were concerned at the amount of antibiotics he was on. We were told the antibiotics wouldn't do him any harm. We think it does as he could become immune to them. We brought him to an ear nose & throat specialists despite being told by our doctor that he is to young to do anything. The ear nose and throat consultant / specialists says he has glue ear and wants to insert gromits in one ear, also to take out his tonsils and possibly his adenoids.
We are a little shocked because nobody mentioned glue ear before the specialists/consultant mentioned it. Is he to young for this surgery? Why didn't the doctors notice glue ear before? How successful are gromits?
I am not sure if that is to young or not, but from my own experience as a child I had wished they would have done something much earlier with my tonsils and adnoids. My tonsils where causing major problems with me always have some sort of infection and my tonsils were so big that they pulled on my ear drums causing me to lose my hearing. I was fitted for hearing aids and then when I was in grade 3 they removed my tonsils and adnoids and I have not had an infection in my ears or throat since and my hearing came back except from all the tissue build up from the infections. So I would say that the earlier you could catch the problem the better. You would have to ask for a second opinion from a doctor if this was to young. Best of luck and keep me posted.
My sons doctor kept telling me that he was to young to have his tonsils and adnoids out. His doctor retired and I had to find a new peiatrician. My son was getting cronic sinus infections and ear infections. He snored loudly, had rank breath and would gag on his mucous. On his first visit to the new doc. (3 years old) she immediatly sent him to be checked by an ENT one week later he went in for the surgery. After the surgery the doctor had said she was thankful we had decided to go this route because they were so infected they had become gaingreen (sp?) Let me tell you it was the best decision I had made he has been so much healthier since the surgery. As for gromits I have never heard of those. Check around and make sure that he is not to young for the surgery and if your child is not I would go for it get them out now. the younger the better they bounce back easier. Good luck