Oh you should see him with his short hair cut...it actually looked cute tonight even without all those golden curls...
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Here is a photo of what the tube looks like and where it is inserted. It acts like a tunnel to drain fluid that is preventing the eardrum from vibrating properly.
I actually had this procedure when I was around 5 years old for the exact same reasons.
I've been told that aside from waking up from anesthesia there is no recovery, which is a very good thing.
If your child is having speech, language, or developmental delays I would highly recommend, from personal experience, a trip to the Audiologist. I never would have guessed in a 100 years that Muffin was having hearing problems. I actually remember thinking that I didn't want to have to make another co-pay for an unnecessary doctors appointment, and boy was I wrong. I walked out of that appointment totally shocked. The fluctuating hearing loss isn't based on volume but more often pitch. Which explains why he could seemingly hear me when I was whispering. Go see that Audiologist, you won't be sorry!