Logan is my rainbow baby. He was grunting when he was born and was kept in special care with suspected sepsis.
His first year he was quite well and healthy, he met all his milestones and the health visitor was so happy with his 18 months check and said he was advanced talking. Then he started getting tonsillitis and ear infections, he would get put on antibiotics and then get the upset tummy. We got him into nursery and he was thriving but he kept getting ill and literally would be on antibiotics for 3 weeks out of a month. He kept missing time from nursery and eventually they told us they were unable to meet his needs and terminated his funding.
We had him seen by specialists and they referred for him to have tonsils out, adenoids and grommets. Up until he had the op he was constantly at the drs, ear infections would spread to his chest and throat and round and round it would go. Because of the delay in his treatment and the op, Logan’s speech was delayed, we had speech therapy and they noticed his hearing wasn’t what it should be. We were referred back to audiologists, but exactly a year after the op Logan started getting ill again. He hadn’t been ill for that whole time, we rushed him to the drs and were told it was a ear infection and would clear up. By the next day he was screaming in pain and couldn’t move, I called an ambulance and Logan was blue lighted to hospital. He was put on drips and all sorts, he was delirious, hallucinating and barely able to move. He was on antibiotic/steroid ear drops, two other antibiotics and strong pain relief. He was diagnosed with infection in the left ear, double perforation, middle ear infection, right ear perforated ear drum and outer ear infection. We were told perforation would normally take up to 6 months to fully heal but Logan’s were so severe that they couldn’t give us a time and also that we wouldn’t know until healed if his hearing would be affected and to what extent.
Logan attends school (reception) but a lot of children laugh at him and how he speaks.