We went back to our ENT doctor today for a follow - up on Ivy’s ears. He was VERY happy to see that they were not discharging. If he were a footballer, he would have done one of those victory dances that they do, after they have scored a goal. He was that happy and he was cautiously optomistic, emphasis on the cautious part.
His new instructions were written on a little blue post - it note and went something like this;
Hydrogen peroxide once every three days for 2 weeks.
Hydrogen peroxide once every five days for 2 weeks.
Keep fingers crossed.
I kid you not, if my scanner was working I would show you. (Actually, my camera did an ok job, don’t you think?)
We briefly discussed Ivy’s need for an adenoidectomy in the not too distant future. He usually doesn’t do that procedure until the child turns three but he said that in Ivy’s case, once she turns two we will negotiate. By negotiate, I guess he means how many times I have to bug him about her ears and nose over the next four months.
Four months! Not long until my babies turn 2!!!!!
Our next check up will be in three months, if nothing untowards happens in the meantime.Having said that I asked the receptionist if we could keep our original 3 month check - up which is in the first week of August. The last time I cancelled we ended up with discharging ears for four months. I guess I just don’t want to jinx us again.
The receptionist totally understood and was happy for us to ring the week before. Like the doctor said, fingers crossed!