i know this is random and i never thought i'd say this (and i hope it doesn't jinx me or her) but, i'm thankful for ear tubes. we've been 3 (or 4) months now with no ear infections. that's an eternity after going 9 months with one every 3 weeks - or, one that never healed that kept coming back over and over and over. we're lucky she talks and can hear.
anyway, i hope we don't ever have complications with them (like, when they fall out - which they are supposed to - and if we have to get another set) but for now, i'm thankful for these last 3 months without any antibiotics or pain relievers. whew. poor baby girl finally has a healthy stomach!