Little Man is now 4 and will be starting school in September. For a little while I have been worried about his speech as he is unable to pronounce certain sounds. I called the Health Visitor up and she advised that he goes for a hearing test to check he can actually hear OK. The appointment came and I wasn’t worried at all, he was excited as I had explained what he would have to do.
We were taken into a sound proof room and the lady was lovely, she really made Little Man at ease and explained all she was going to do. After the test she explained to me she thought he had glue ear which would need a referral to the hospital. She advised his hearing wasn’t too bad but was slightly down on what it should be.
We received the referral and it was the end of October I wasn’t really shocked as I knew we would have to wait a while. We decided to go private as we have Bupa. Within a week we had been seen and the consultant advised that yes he had glue ear and would need grommets. He is now booked in to have the operation at the start of October and being private it is done on a Saturday morning which is great as Little Man will have started school. I have been advised he will need the Monday off but he should then be fine to go back on the Tuesday.
So I obviously have the same concerns as any parent about their child being put to sleep. However I know he has to have this done to help his speech. I have been told that he will be asleep around 20 minutes maximum.
Has your child been through this? Can you give me any advice at all on how to handle it all.