Our 10 month old girl started daycare in mid-March which has caused her multiple colds. About three weeks ago, her cold lead to her first ear infection and her doctor gave her two rounds (10 days, then 7 more days) of the same antibiotic (Augmentin). Our girl's cold/ear infection symptoms improved during the treatment but have since reappeared. We were referred to an ENT who recommended ear tubes to decrease the reoccurence and protect against hearing loss.
Is it prudent to operate on a 10 month old who has only had an ear infection for 3 weeks? Should a different type of antibiotic be used before resorting to surgery on a baby? Are ear tubes the only alternative?
I'm sure you can tell from my questions, I do not like this idea at all! What would you do?