It has been a bit of a crazy week. On Tuesday we took Moozles to get grommets (little tubes which are inserted in her ears to relieve pressure and liquid buildup so she can hear). While there, the consultant discovered that her adenoids had grown back (she had a grommet operation and adenoidectomy a year and a half ago). Adenoids rarely grow back, but my poor girl has terrible luck.
The operation went well, though Moozles had a lot of throat pain when she woke up from her anesthesia. But her pain was eased with a milkshake, cheeseburger and chips. All very healing foods. Moozles recovered much quicker than her first operation, and I sent her back to school on Friday (last time she stayed home for five days). We have noticed a huge difference in her hearing. And I am so relieved that she will be able to properly hear her friends and teachers. Hope this time it lasts for longer than a year.
Moozles had glue ear when she was four and five. And then when she was six, she got grommets put in and had her adenoids taken out. This made a huge difference to her hearing. Well, we recently noticed that her hearing had deteriorated again. Last week Moozles saw the ENT Consultant who advised that she use an Otovent balloon three times a day. Basically she blows up the balloon with her nose, which will then open up her Eustachian tubes and hopefully the fluid that is built up in her middle ear will drain away.
Husband has glue ear that he never outgrew. In January, Dubz had grommets put in. There is a strong family history of glue ear (which basically means that I spend a lot of time shouting at everyone). Moozles will see the ENT again in five weeks, and if the Otovent hasn’t helped then she will get grommets again. Fingers crossed we get rid of that glue ear soon!
It’s been a funny old week. I spent Tuesday bursting with pride at how resilient Dubz has been with the various problems he has had with asthma and glue ear. He had two appointments on Tuesday and did not complain that in the space of an hour (in two different locations), he had a prescription review (with a new nasal spray that he does not like), a hearing test and a post-op with the ENT Consultant.
Dubz has been having problems with his hearing for about a year and a half. We had been seeing audiologists on the NHS every few months and patiently waiting for a referral to ENT. Husband has had private insurance through his work for the past few years but we had never used it before. But in December we were feeling frustrated and anxious. Husband has glue ear that he never outgrew. Moozles started showing signs of glue ear at age four. And after two years of audiology and ENT she finally had an operation resulting in grommets and getting her adenoids removed. So there is obviously a family history of glue ear.