So the ENT visit didn't go quite like I thought it would. I was surprised to find that Saul's hearing tested at the very low end of normal. The doctor said it would be a borderline case, except for the fact of Saul's penicillin allergy. The type of reaction he had, Erythema Multiforme can be very serious, and can also happen with many other drugs besides penicillin. Lots kids end up in hospital burn units because of it. So the doctor has recommended that we get tubes in Saul's ears in order to cut down on the number of times that Saul has to be treated with antibiotics and risk another reaction.
Tubes, of course, require general anesthesia and all the risks that go along with it, plus the trauma and pain of a (minor) surgery for Saul. So what do you think, internet? Did your kids get tubes? Did they survive? How was it?