Disclaimer: Today’s post is sponsored by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, but my love for their services is all my own!
From the time that my daughter, Tatum, was about 6 months old until she was almost 2 years old she would constantly experience issues dealing with earaches and ear infections. Even though I was a second time Mom, I was never quite sure whether or not she had an ear infection, until we paid a visit to her pediatrician from them to check and assess her ears.
Unfortunately, sometimes the ear infections were so bad that they were in both of Tatum’s ears and they would then cause her severe pain (which in turn caused me severe pain to see my baby hurting). There were times that I can remember where Tatum would go through 3 rounds of various antibiotics only for the ear infection to return soon after. Around the time that Tatum was about 18 months old or so, the pediatrician and I decided to talk about some other options for trying to decrease and possibly even eliminate Tatum’s chronic ear infections, especially since we didn’t want her to have any hearing or speech delay issues.
Our pediatrician immediately recommended that Tatum get tubes put in her ears to allow the eardrum to equalize the pressure and decrease the fluid build up in her ears. My first question to our pediatrician was where could we go to have this procedure done, and their first and only recommendation was CHOP Specialty Care, Exton.
I was very happy to hear that it would not be a far ride to trying to solve my daughter’s ear infections, since CHOP Specialty Care, Exton is only about 25 minutes from where we live. I consider myself very fortunate to live in an area that is near the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as it is one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the U.S. We were able to get an appointment at CHOP Specialty Care, Exton fairly soon after our pediatrician referred us there, and within a few more weeks Tatum had her ear tube placement procedure completed and was on her way to feeling no more pain in her ears. I could not be happier with the level of care and support that Tatum received while at CHOP Specialty Care, Exton. From the receptionists, to the nurses and including the surgeon, our experience was fabulous.
Tatum is now a happy and healthy soon to be 6-year-old little girl who will be headed to first grade this fall and she has not experienced any ear infections or issues since her ear tube placement at CHOP Specialty Care, Exton.