How Tubes Saved My Son From Hearing Loss

Unsure whether to follow your ENT’s advice to place tubes in your child’s ears?

It is always a scary decision to place your child under anesthesia, no matter the procedure.

I want to share my experience in the hopes it will help mothers feel more comfortable following the advice of their child’s ENT to have tubes inserted when recommended.

My son has had tubes inserted in his ears three times, and I have no regrets having them done.

 

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My son had his first ear infection at 3 months of age.  He had fluid in his ears sporadically since, and when he was 2 years old he had his first set of tubes placed.

In medical terminology, ear tube placement is called a Myringotomy.

Half a year later his tubes fell out, and then over the next few years he had fluid in his ears on and off, including several rounds of antibiotics to try and clear it. Read more

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What Pediatricians Should Know Before Speaking to their Patients

Has it ever happened to you?

You bring your kid to the doctor and they just start talking to you like your kid’s not there.

 

This post is addressed to all pediatricians out there:

Pediatricians remember: Kids hear what you are saying and understand a lot of what you tell their parents.

 

 

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When my son was 6 years old, he was really short.

My pediatrician began to discuss his height with us, and told us in a very serious manner that my son’s height doesn’t even plot on the charts, and that he would like to send him for further tests to rule out any abnormalities.

He proceeded to refer him to an endocrinologist for a wrist scan to check his bone age. Read more

How to Avoid an Episiotomy While in Labor

If there’s one thing you can avoid during labor…

If you are wondering what an episiotomy is and you are pregnant, then you will be so happy you decided to read this blog post today!

An episiotomy is a planned cut by a doctor to your perineum in order to enlarge the opening for your baby to emerge.

 

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Why Would Anyone Want an Episiotomy?

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The dangers of grapefruit juice and medication

Grapefruit juice and obviously grapefruits since they contain grapefruit juice, can be deadly when you’re on certain medications.

I was giving a lecture at work on drug and food interactions, among them grapefruit juice, when one of the students shared with us that her grandmother had recently passed after consuming regular amounts of grapefruit juice over a week and the combination of grapefruit juice and her medication regimen interacted and caused her death.

This is a really sad story that should never have happened.

Her doctor should have warned her about this!

It made me realize the importance of raising awareness of this in order to hopefully prevent another tragedy from occuring.

 

 

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How to choose paint colors for your home like a boss!

I bought a house and then I had to paint it.

The. entire. house.

Wow that’s a lot of paint!

 

 

paint palette swatch

 

 

I actually had some time to think about it as we were doing some work on the house and that dragged on for months.

There were a few things I had to take into consideration when picking paint colors.

 

#1 is that EVERYONE says the color will look different once it’s on the wall.

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Mental Health: Starting the conversation

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, together with Prince Harry, are taking the world by storm with their campaign to start the conversation around mental health and remove the stigma around opening up on personal challenges.

Are you ready to start the conversation?

Emotional pain is worse than physical pain and the high rate of suicide around the world, is testament to that.

End the pain, start the conversation.

Find someone to talk to and open up.

Watch the video below to see how it’s done.

I am proud to share this with you:

 

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