Both will need surgeries to replace their ear tubes. This will be set number three for the Biggs and Pudge will be receiving her fifth set. Her surgery may be a little trickier, since her ear drum has started to fuse to the bones of her middle ear. Right now, that means she has no hearing in her ear. The hope is the next set of tubes can bring the ear drum back into a more neutral position to restore hearing on that side. We won't know until surgery time.
Biggie has an infected ear drum that isn't responding to antibiotics, so his surgery will be to remove the tube causing the infection. If they can get the infection contained in the operating room, they'll replace his tubes. If not, we'll come back for a later surgery. Splendid.
Since both squibs horrified me by needing four adults in the room holding them down for their microscopic ear evaluations, we came home soaked with tears and snot and sweat.
Perfect opportunity for an impromptu photo shoot.
I think it captured us pretty accurately, really.
Not that anyone can hear me.