I'm new to this forum, so please bare with me if this question gets very long. Oh, and pardon my Aussie spelling
I am a proud mum of two boys. A 3.5 year old and a 16 months old.
My younger boy has a history of multiple ear infections the second he becomes snuffly. Each episode was obviously very painful for him and ALWAYS ended with a perforated ear drum.
We started down the common path of conventional medicine, but when we ended up visiting the doc once a fortnight, giving antibiotics again and again, and the doctor wanted him to have grommet surgery I decided to look at alternative medicine first.
We started seeing a chiropractor 4 months ago and more recently took him off dairy products (and both I and the chiro believed it is contributing to the increased mucous production) and stared him on Chinese herbs.
The chiro was very confident that we will not have more (or mostly a couple) episodes.
Over the past 4 months (It was winter time here in Oz) his ear drum perforated 3 times (without him showing any signs of being sick or painful). We just noticed pus flowing out... I assume it is a favourable outcome since he isn't suffering but I was hoping he wouldn't get any more episodes.
Last night the poor boy was very uncomfortable, running a mild temperature and this morning- pus. again.
This is frustrating more than I can express. I felt I was doing all the right things but my poor boy is still suffering (not to even mention the cost involved...). I'm not sure whether I should go down the grommets path, since this obviously isn't working.
I was wondering if someone has any experience with this, or an opinion.
I just want to do the right think by my son, and feel like i'm getting nowhere.
thanks for taking the time to read this...