Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cooper's Surgery

My sweet Little Man has had problems with his ears since birth. After a trip to the ENT, we were told that he may have had some birth defects in the placement of his eardrums or there was so much fluid in his ears that it had moved them to where the doctor couldn't even see them. We decided it was necessary to put tubes in and allow the doctor to get in there and see what was going on.
Coop was such a trooper. He was in a great mood while we waited in the room for his to get his Silly Juice. He was hamming it up!
He was crawling around under the bed- GROSS

It was finally his turn. Here he is after drugs...
The surgery was a great success. The doctor said that he was off the charts as far as the amount of fluid in his ears. He thought there was a good chance that Cooper wasn't hearing much at all before the surgery. They were able to clean them out and everything looked great.
We have noticed a significant change in his behavior since the surgery. He's finally started saying a few words and babbling a ton! We are so thankful that everything turned out so well!

1 comment:

Jillybean said...

Griffin had the exact same problems as a young toddler. Eight major ear infections before his first birthday, and he couldn't say a word. He had his first set of tubes at 15 months, and it turned his life around (and ours too!!)

He did have to have a second set of tubes right after he turned 2, but that coupled with some great speech therapy, and you'd never know today that he was so delayed as a youngster. Cooper would thank you if he could right now!! You remember how much Griffin talked as a kindergartener in Scooter's class...he's even more vocal now:-)