Long time no see ... hello!!

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Re: Long time no see ... hello!!

Post by hols537 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 08:52 am

Hi, good to see you! Sorry to hear about the ear and breathing issues :( I don't know anything about ears...but we are familiar with breathing issues. Alexander has been treated for asthma for the last couple of years (label or not doesn't matter I guess).

Glad to see how well everyone is doing!

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Post by caryn » Sat Oct 22, 2011 08:25 pm

Alice! Hi! Good to see you over here. :)

Will the tubes lower her chance of language difficulties because she'll be able to hear speech more clearly?

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Post by trish » Sat Oct 22, 2011 08:14 pm

Good to hear from you!!! Sorry you are dealing with ear issues but thanks for the update!

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Post by blythe » Sat Oct 22, 2011 04:09 pm

Oh wow, Alice! He's gotten so big!!! Welcome back, good to see you around :) .

Long time no see ... hello!!

Post by aundapenner » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:43 am

I cannot believe that Henry is already 5.5 years old! He is tall (IMO, but hey, I am 5'1'' on a tall day) and skinny. He eats well (but doesn't like cooked vegetables) and enjoys going to preschool.

He had tubes placed in his ears around 6months of age, then again last year. That was when we discovered that his left ear never healed properly and he now has a 5mm hole that will eventually be surgically repaired.

We were recently told by his ENT that he will more than likely have a hearing aid next spring. His language is on track - but he has difficulty with certain sounds - sch, sh, ks in the middle of words. They are not uncommon, especially given that he was a preemie, is a boy, is bilingual and has a history of chronic ear infections.

He is very talented - he draws amazingly, designing manuals for the things he wants his dad, opa, uncle to build him, loves playing music and is a true clown.

I expect an asthma diagnosis in the spring - his ped says the diagnosis isn't usually made until they are closer to 6.

Sofia, my non-preemie, wow, what can I say? She still gets colds and stuff, but never to the same extreme as Henry.

BUT - the ENT has recommended permanent tubes for her ears. Has anyone else had them? Her first pair fell out in less than 1 year and she has chronic ear infections too ...

Here's a pic of Henry and I, one when he was a few weeks old and just came home, the other just the other day: