Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gracie's Surgery

Saying that Gracie has had a lot of ear infections is an understatement. The poor thing has endured at least eight ear infections since late summer. If she was teething or would get a little runny noise this would cause drainage and then give her ear infections. She has been on a prescription at least 8 times and has had to have double shots given while on antibiotics just too finally get ride of one. As of now another is already starting. The pediatrician’s office said at this point we need to seriously consider tubes. So, Troy and I went to see a specialist last Thursday where they looked at her ears, performed a few test, including a hearing test. The result, she needs tubes. The average kid gets 8 colds a year and that is a normal health kid. Gracie would spend most of the year with infections or on antibiotics if we did not do tubes and this can cause some serous hearing damage, not mentioning what it can do to her speech or her balance. The choice was clear. Tomorrow we are going early in the morning to have tubes put in and they will also be taking at her adenoids. this should make her life so much better. We are praying for her safety and speedy recovery.

Here is a few pictures of what will be happening.








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5 comments:

anissa brett and asher said...

our prayers will be with you guys - any kind of surgery on your little one is scary! Glad they figured out a way to help her though!!

Jennifer said...

We'll be praying for all of you. She will be so much better after this!

fblife said...

Praying for you 3! Gracie will be fine, thank God we have the medicine to keep our babies safe!

Fish said...

Praying for you guys today! Keep us posted...

The Penners- Joel, Emily, and Ella said...

Hope all went well today, praying for your little one and you guys!