I would love to hear the response on this.
I was just reading an article in the Wash Post Health section on March 18, 2008 about ear-tube surgery and it was very informative and comforting to me. You should check it out.
I have a 22 month old son who was born at 25 weeks and spent 11 weeks on a ventilator which resulted in lung disease. I was told that it would take some time for him to heal from this disease. But in Dec 2007, he contracted pneumonia and had about four ear infections. He overcame this and then he went back into daycare and contracted pneumonia again. I hired live-in help to take him out of the viral-laden daycare atmosphere but that was not comforting..so now he is with my Mom in the Caribbean where there is beautiful weather and less viral issues and he is still having the same issue.
His problem manifest itself as congested breathing, wheezing, lots of coughing and vomitting. He has had some doses of Prevnar but I'm not sure he received all. But I would so love for him to stop getting these 'colds' so many times. Any other suggestions?
I am a 39 years old mother of one 22 month old son. I live in Mt. Rainier, MD