My little girl is 23mths, and she has had a number of ear infections (about 5 or 6 in the past 8 months or so). The doctor has now said that if we want grommets he will refer us, but we dont know what to do. Her eardrums are ok, no glue ear either, but it is just the constant flare ups that really make her miserable. I am worried that if we do get the grommets it could be a slippery slope and we may regret it, but i hate seeing her ill. Her hearing is fine, and no glue ear so far, so I just dont know.
She is a terrible sleeper, wakes every night a cries a lot in her sleep, I am wondering if she had grommets if this would help? Also she gets quite clingy and miserable sometimes, and those days I wonder if it is her ears that hurt.
I just dont know what to do - and I was wondering what other people had experienced having grommets or deciding not to have grommets - any advice welcome.
[Edited on 11/08/2008]