It’s New Ear Tubes Day!

5 Feb

Hooray – it’s new ear tubes day!!!! Finally after far too long of a wait, Ladybug is getting new ear tubes put in as I write this. We’ve been incredibly fortunate to keep her healthy and germ free beforehand so we didn’t have to cancel the procedure. I was really worried especially given the new Pre-Op set up Hamilton Health Sciences has. I must admit I really don’t like it. You walk into a very large space, one side is an urgent care clinic that was filled with people coughing, sneezing, and a child threw up twice while we were waiting on our side. The two sides are split by little glass dividers. Every time someone on the other side sneezed or coughed I just envisioned all those germs floating over to our side of the waiting room. Whoever decided that it was a good idea to share a waiting area for people needing surgery (many of whom are medically fragile), with phlegmy, snot filled, puking people, needs to definitely reevaluate things. Don’t even get me started on the 3 1/2 hour wait to see a nurse and anesthesiologist. There has GOT to be an easier way for kiddos like Ladybug to go through pre-op. Lets just say a trip to Starbucks after was definitely needed by the time we got out of that place.

Well that’s my little rant for now. All things considered, we are incredibly fortunate to have such a great team though. On a super awesome bright note, our favourite Mac Kids PSW Liz stopped in to see us while we were waiting for Ladybug to go in. It was such a great little visit, and just in her magical Liz way, she immediately had Ladybugs attention just by the sound of her voice.

I’ll do a quick update on the Little Ladybug Hugs Facebook group once my little princess is out of recovery.

The picture is one I was able to capture of Ladybug relaxing and enjoying a snuggle with mommy. It didn’t last long as she was quite unhappy that she wasn’t getting water when she signed for it.

Picture Description:

Ladybug, a teeny tiny 8 year old girl is snuggling in her mommy’s arms. Mommy is wearing a beige cardigan and Ladybug has her hair braided and is wearing a white kids hospital gown with a green ribbon by the neckline and puppy dogs, bees, and butterflies on it. She has her eyes slightly open and her left hand partially open and resting on mommy’s chest.

2 Responses to “It’s New Ear Tubes Day!”

  1. Sandi March 6, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    Hello! I may or may not have just read your entire blog! I have a question that may jog your memory a bit, if you don’t mind. My daughter is almost 16 months old, and she was just fitted for her first AFOs. Her shoe size is a 0-1. I’ve searched high and low, and ladybug is the ONLY other kid I can find in all of internet land that was as tiny as my peanut! Do you happen to remember what size shoes she wore with the AFOs? Our orthotist has offered to make any necessary modifications to shoes IF I bring them along to our appointment, but I have no clue what size to buy…and of course, the tiny size is already almost impossible. We will buy more pairs after (of course!) but I’d love a starting place if you remember at all. I appreciate it so much. Oh, and we also just did ear tubes (first time for peanut but we have older kids who have had them, too), so I enjoyed reading about the familiar experience!

    • Little Ladybug Hugs March 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

      Hi Sandi, I’m not sure where you are located, but we took Ladybug and the AFO’s to a higher end kids only shoe store. They had a pretty great selection of infant walking shoes that worked well with the AFO’s. We just took out the insole and purchased a size higher than her foot. Seeing as her feet don’t grow fast I had no issues spending a small fortune as they lasted for years and are still in mint condition. If you have any more questions feel free to email me at

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