I want to hear from those of you with experience in this. In the last year, Cohen has had 7 ear infections and been on 7 antibiotics. Usually, he has to be on 2-3 antibiotics to even clear up the infection. Today, he got prescribed his 4th antibiotic since he still has the infection from the beginning of January. Not only has his ear been full of puss and fluid for over a month, but each time we see the doctor we pay $30 and each new antibiotic costs $15. He doesn't want to take a nap, he wakes up 2-3 times at night... Today is the first time the pediatrician talked about doing tubes. He gave me the name of an ear, nose and throat guy and wants me to make the appointment today to get tubes next week. Am I being paranoid because it just doesn't feel right to me? I asked the pediatrician about alternatives and he said there aren't any. I've heard of a chiropracter nearby that can drain the ears by pushing on the inside of the throat behind the tonsils. We did that today too, out of sheer desperation. We go back to him on Friday to see if the ear has drained. So I guess at the moment, I'm ignoring my pediatrician and not making an appointmet for surgery next week. I dont even know for sure what my objections are against tubes... in which case, should I just do it?