My sweet boy had to get tubes on June 13th. He had had 5 ear infections in 4 months (in the summer, no less) and I just couldn't see him suffer anymore. Dr. P sent us to Hoover ENT where we saw Dr. Boyd. Man, is he good. I can't say enough about the way he runs his practice or the way he calmed my nerves and answered all of our questions. Everyone kept telling me - "Tubes are great!" and "He will be a different child afterwards." But I can honestly say that I didn't want him to be a different child. He was a real tropper through all of his sickness and never made it very hard on us. He ran high fevers, had runny noses, red and pitiful eyes and tugged at his ears. But he still slept at night and cried very little. My little man is one tough cookie. In fact, the doctors and nurses warned me that he would be really upset after the tubes. He would feel funny and I wouldn't be there when he woke up so he would be a little scared. When they brought him to me he hadn't shed a tear. And never really did. I cried way more than him during the surgery.
We arrived at Children's South at 5:45 AM.
We signed in and were back into our room in no time.
These cute signs were on his door. They immediately realized that his first name was on the door, but that he goes by Asher. No biggie in my eyes, but they made him a whole new sign. So sweet.
Asher was weighed, had his BP taken and was given Tylenol.
He spent the rest of his day taking self portraits
And laughing at his Thingamajig.
UPDATE: Since getting tubes, Asher has not been sick and started sitting up literally that day. He had not been steady yet and I attribute that to fluid in his ears.