My son likely needs (tympanostomy) tubes for his ears for chronic ear infections.
I was wondering what I need to know about them and maintaining them.
For instance, I know it can limit your swimming activities unless special earplugs are worn. Does it affect bath time? Are those earplugs expensive? Are other activities affected?
I'm not concerned with the procedure itself, or seeking advice on whether or not to have the procedure done.
I'm concerned with lifestyle adjustments, inconveniences and extra costs that may be associated with tubes, so that we can prepare mentally and financially for this situation. In general, any health, hygiene and safety considerations I should be aware of. Specifically, the kinds of adjustments or inconveniences parents discover during the course of this, that general knowledge wouldn't prepare you for.