When our son William was 6 months old, we went to the pediatrician’s office because he was a noisy breather and got congested when he ate. They ordered a cookie swallow test to see how he would handle the liquids he was eating. He failed the test and aspirated on the liquids.
We followed 20-month-old Jordan Pollock on Feb. 13, 2013, during his surgery to insert ear tubes and remove his adenoid.
Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses in childhood. By some estimates, 75 percent of children have had at least one infection by the time they reach age 3.
I think if we needed to close out the year of 2012 with a bang and start with a clean slate we would score a 10.