Just got back from follow-up visit with family doc for son's very active mono (checking out spleen) and while looking him over she saw a sizeable hole in his left eardrum. Son had triple surgery at 15 months (adenoids (adenoids) were shoved into his Eustachian tube [adenoids (adenoids) removed], tubes put in and nose was solid with cartiledge [cartiledge lasered away]). We went back in two weeks later and re-lasered his nose. Since then waaay less ear infections...in fact, I don't think he's had an ear infection in over three years. Other than wacking his head really good on a mantle recently (which still has a pretty good scab and small knot on his head over a month later) I can't think of any other trauma or explosion he's been near. He's also had very palpable lymph nodes over the last two years (especially in his neck).
No drainage. No ear pain. Well...let me clarify that....my kiddo is high functioning autistic and very, very resillient.
Any chance the mono is in any way contributing to the hole in the ear? I'm at a loss for how it could have happened. The thing I hate now is the long waiting to see if it heals. Any ideas?
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