DS has had one lost of grommets over 2 years ago, due to have another set put in as they have fallen out and glue ear returned. ENT Consultant also considering taking adenoids out , once he has had a good look at them whilst DS is under general anethsetic.
Anyone had any experince of adeniods out to relieve glue ear ?
DS got grommets and had adenoids removed when he was 5. Had to have second set of grommets when he was 7 as infection returned when first pair fell out. The adenoid removal didn't prevent the ear infection recurring but did stop him from snoring. He used to be very loud snorer and that stopped instantly when he had them removed.
My son had his adenoids removed and grommets inserted at three and half years old. It was a quick and easy operation and it really improved his general health. Before the operation he had a constant runny nose. As far as speech goes its hard to tell. Before the operation my son had very little speech and his speech improved dramatically.
My dd1 aged 4 is booked in to have adenoids out and grommets fitted in two weeks time. The glue ear means she suffers hearing loss and her enlarged adenoids mean she sounds permanently bunged up so I'm hoping the op will work miracles on both counts!
adenoidectomy isnt a painful operation normally. The week off school is to get over the GA and for the risk of bleeding. It is normally done as a day case - with a 6hr recovery period back on the ward.