The first step in diagnosing the concern was for Logan to complete an eardrum function test. After reviewing the test results, learning of noticeable delays in speech, and an evaluation of Logan’s symptoms, ear, nose, and throat surgeon, Paul Judge, MD, shared that Logan would be a good candidate for tympanostomy tubes, where a small tube is placed through the eardrum to allow the pressure to equalize. The tube placement also helps drain fluid out of the ears to prevent chronic ear infections and allows treatment of ear infections with ear drops instead of oral antibiotics.
Within a week, Logan was scheduled at Lakeland Hospital in Niles for myringotomy surgery, a procedure where the tube is inserted into the eardrum and excess fluid is suctioned from the ear.
“From the warm and welcoming office staff, to the nurses who prepared Logan for the surgery, they were all amazing, and did a great job of making Logan feel comfortable.”