Ear Tubes...

On Thursday, June 3rd, Bird got ear tubes and her tongue clipped. After multiple ear infections and failing a hearing test, the ENT doctor decided that tubes would be our best bet. Grandma Renee went with me and Brooklynn on the big day (thank you so much Renee for the support and help...we love you:). Brooklynn did so awesome! She couldn't eat anything until her surgery was finished...poor baby. It was harder on me than it was her:). I went back when they put her to sleep and she was holding onto my finger so tightly. They put the gas mask on her and she started crying...me too. Then, her little body just went limp and she let go of my finger. Ugh. It was so hard to watch that. However, the surgery only lasted about 20 minutes and Brooklynn woke up a little disoriented, but was fine about an hour later. Now, we have a happy, pain free baby! Yay for ear tubes!!!

Brooklynn at the surgery center:

Bird and Grandma Renee playing with the camera:)

Bird and mommy before the surgery:

Playing with mommy:

"Look mommy, I'm like Georgia dog!"

"Ummm, can someone get me out of here?"

Coming out of surgery:

Yes, it was a long day, but it was so worth it. Bird is so much happier now that she's not in pain anymore. Thank you, ear tubes!


Mommy Gator said...
June 5, 2010 at 7:30 AM

I saw that you said her tongue was clipped? Was it connected underneath to the tip? My sons is connected from that little skin underneath and the doctor did not clip it when he was a baby and now we can only wait to see if it stretches, which it is a little or wait until he has a surgery or something like that! I feel bad but so far it has not affected his speech, he is only 13 months so time will tell!
I am glad she is feeling better! She is adorable!

Samantha said...
June 7, 2010 at 7:53 AM

Yes, her tongue was connected underneath to the tip. We tried to get it clipped when she was first born, but the pediatrician refused to clip it. They said they would only clip it if it caused speech problems later on (hmmm, so wait until there's a problem???). The ENT doctor noticed it and said they'd go ahead and clip it while she was out for the tubes. It was sore for maybe a day, and now she's doing great!

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