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Old 04-19-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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My son ruptured his ear drum!

How is this possible? He had tubes put in to stop him from getting infections! He was screaming in pain all night a few nights ago and than he started leaking bloody discharge out of his right ear. I was told by his pedi that he ruptured his ear drum! Poor guy...he is really not acting himself and he has had millions of ear infections where he has not acted like this! Waiting to hear back from his ENT. Poor thing they gave him tylonel with codine to help with the pain, but he keeps vomiting it up!

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Old 04-19-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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AWW!!! POOR FELLA!!

My oldest ds had that happen too..he had two prior tube surgerys and a year after his last one his ear drum ruptured!! He too screamed all night and the next day all this basty **** came out..

They do heal on their own and I was told to put a cotton ball in his ear to eleviate pain and keep his fingers out. Know that that is ruptured he is at a bigger risk for a more serious infection...

POOR GUY!! That sucks momma!!
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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maybe that is why they put him on th e antibiotic? Thanks for replying, it makes me feel better to know that this is waht happens even if they have tubes in. I guess I was naive to think we wouldn't have any more problems....
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My son has had this happen. not with tubes though. I think it was his second infection ever and I had taken him in to have his ears checked. They said they were fine then the next day he had a funky smell around his head and then later in the day he had all this gross discharge. Poor bear.
Now they put him on a heavier antibiotic immediately because they know his get bad very quickly. I think I may get a home otoscope before next winter so I can check his ears to make sure asap.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:07 PM   #5
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Re: My son ruptured his ear drum!

If it ruptured, it shouldn't hurt anymore. ?? My husband's ear drum ruptured quite a few times as a child, he's got a little bit of hearing loss from it. Luckily mine and Jack's never have. We've all had tubes.

I hope your little one feels better soon. Poor baby.
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I don't think it hurts anymore, but it is hard to tell he is autistic and non verbal. He just isn't acting himself! The ENT called back and said to wait it out on the antibiotic and he should be fine! I hope he doesn't get any hearing loss, he has trouble with speaking as it is
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I had tubes as a child and my eardrum ruptured too. I do have hearing loss too. I hate tubes!! I didnt get over my ear infections until after I had my tonsils removed...when I was 18!
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