Saturday, November 22, 2008


On Tuesday, Riley went into surgery for his second round of tubes. The poor kid has struggled with fluid behind his ears and hearing like he is underwater since he was 18 months. The first set of tubes helped immensely, along with speech therapy. And now he is in Pre-school where he gets a 1/2 an hour a day of speech therapy, which has made a huge difference! We went back to the ENT a few weeks ago and Riley had 100% hearing in one ear and .06% hearing in the other, so we decided it would be best to put the second set of tubes in because the one ear the tube was trying to force its way out causing fluid to build again and his hearing to be down to .06%.

The surgery is a very simple 10 to 15 minutes procedure, but I was still nervous because of the anesthesia. But Riley did really well and was quite the trooper. That day we got home and I thought he would crash, because we were up at 5 a.m., but no...the child was "SO" hyper. I have never seen anything like it.

I am now going to cross my fingers that this set is the last and that he has no further problems with his hearing!!


craziern said...

I am so thankful for these blogs. It seems the only way I know what is happening in the family. Hope Riley is doing great. Good luck on with the tubes.

Amy said...

Glad to hear that the surgery went well! I miss you, Angie! It seems like forever!

Corrales Clan said...

Tubes are heaven sent! Kya and Isabel both have had tubes. Ear infections are miserable. It is amazing what doctors can do these days. I am lucky Sophie has not had a single ear infection yet!! I am glad Riley is doing well!!

Nickie said...

Oh Ang - why don't I know these things until after! Glad he's doing good.