Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2 sets of tubes…

IMG_6569 That is right…the Tarrant twins are going to be getting tubes…ARGH!

I don’t even know where to begin. For the past 9 or so months we have been very aware that Madelyn has had a significant speech delay. Not that she doesn’t speak at all she tends to drop the last part of the word when she talks…ex. Ba ( ball) wawa (water) She has been getting speech therapy once a month since we became aware of this problem. About that same time we kept having to go in for ear infections and at every well check the dr would say well she still has fluid in ears. We tried everything and nothing was helping. We decided that we would see a ENT (ear, nose, throat doctor) and an audiologist as well. The audiologist got us in first and unfortunately Madelyn failed the high end frequency part of her hearing test. Once we had those test results in seemed clear that she was needing tubes.

A week later the girls were cranky for a couple days and had a cold. I decided to take them to the pedi and figured Madelyn had yet another ear infection. The pedi actually looked in Madelyn’s ear and said…”gross, her poor ear” Poor Madelyn’s ear was pretty infected. Then she moved to Kinley and she had one too. So Amoxicillin for both girls and nasal spray as well for Madelyn. Two weeks later we head back for a ear check (before we headed up a mountain). Madelyn’s ear…NEVER LOOKED BETTER!!! We were all so happy! Knowing it didn’t really change us needing to see the ENT doctor but it was nice to know her ears weren’t gross!!! However Kinley not only still had the same ear infection but also had one in the other ear….we then (with the pedi) decided to make her an appointment with the ENT as well. We took the girls and they believe that our best option is to go ahead and put tubes in both of the girls ears. We kind of knew it was going to end in that for Madelyn but are a little surprised that Kinley is needing them now as well. Never a dull moment! So in the next two weeks we have a hearing test for Kinley, A pre op appointment, and surgery. Wish us luck! Hopefully this will help and will keep their ears clear!

6 comments:

Janet said...

Praying for you guys! Hope all goes well!

Stephanie said...

You have NO idea how wonderful it will be afterwards!! That was the best thing I ever did for my son! He had a speech delay too and failed part of his hearing test. He was also in speech therapy once a week. Within weeks after the surgery I could see a difference!!
Praying for a quick recovery!!!

Holly said...

Poor girls! Lot's of hugs to them. I hope the surgery goes well!

The Scott's said...

Poor girls and poor you. I know a bunch of little ones that have gotten tubes and they did fine and are doing so much better now! Good luck...will be praying for all of you!

Alyssa said...

You'll be amazed at the results! My son failed his hearing test and had significant speech issues along with chronic infections. Within 6 months of the tubes, his speech was perfect (he was 4 at the time)! He's on his 2nd set and they still get infected (they're not perfect...) but his ears are SO much better than before! Good luck with the surgery, too! It's a piece of cake.

Hannah said...

So sorry they have to get tubes! Hopefully this will clear things up for them. We will be praying that it all goes smoothly. Keep us updated on when and such.