Jenelle Evans’ Son Needs Surgery, But Who's Taking Him to the Hospital?

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jenelle evans jaceDid you catch the scary rumor about Janelle Evans' son Jace getting surgery? The rumors are true ... well, sort of. First of all, the surgery hasn't happened yet. Last night Jenelle confirmed Jace is getting surgery on Thursday. And it's not as serious as it sounds, either. Jenelle tweeted, "his surgery for his ear tubes is scheduled this week on Thursday when my mom has the day off."

This is a common procedure many kids get done. It's usually outpatient, so Jace won't have to stay overnight. The procedure usually takes just 15 minutes, though you do have to go under anesthesia for it.

Ear tubes are a way to treat kids who get frequent ear infections due to fluids building up in the ear. The tube is placed in the middle ear to create an air passage, so fluids won't accumulate behind the eardrum. After six months to a year or so, the tubes just fall out, and the holes close on their own (though not always). I remember my sister had tubes put in her ears when she was about Jace's age.

But what is this about getting Jace's ear tubes when Jenelle's mother has the day off? I guess since grandma has custody, she's the one who has to take Jace for the surgery. He's probably on her insurance plan, and she would be the one to take care of the paperwork. Jenelle didn't say if she's coming along, too, that I could see. But we'd hope she would be there for her son. I think if you're getting surgery, even if it's something minor like this, you'd want to look back and remember that your mother was there with you.

Have any of your kids gotten ear tubes?


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Amanda Jackson

ear tubes are nothing, I had them back in 2009, granted I got such a serious ear infection after they were put in,I actually went deaf for a few days and the doctor had to yank the one that didn't fall out, it was quite painful but, a good 15 minute nap lol

Amy Adams

No matter what she has planned that day if she was a real mother/a good mother she would do everything in her power to be there. She claims she wants to keep Jace if she had custody she would have to be the one taking care/paying for all this.

nonmember avatar justme

Jenelle is not a mother. Yes she gave birth to him. But she is no mother. She cares more about drugs and men. So sad.

nonmember avatar Melissa

I would hardly call the surgery "nothing", it's scary for a child to go under completely! My son had tubes the first time at 14 months, then a second time at 22 months (the second time he also got his adenoids out-which admittedly is more serious), and both times I was nervous because my son WAS GOING UNDER ANESTHESIA, anything can happen! No surgery should be brushed off as "not serious". Also, ear infections can be VERY serious, my son was legally DEAF before his surgeries, and an untreated ear infection can (although rare) cause issues in the brain. Just saying.

Deidre Chisnall

My child has had 12 sets if ear tubes, any operation no matter how small is serious


nonmember avatar stacy

My son has had this surgery 6 times. Its very minor. By the time you get to the waiting room the surgery is basically over.

Lucie Searle Maldonado Simerson

my son had a few squimish stuff done when he was lil that i couldn't bear being in the room for one but i was always their how could you not for your baby unless emergency or something serious else where but would always do best too be around so mum and grandma should be their for jace he's an amazing lil boy their was someone said he had it done monday or something and they were in room next door and only grandma was there but that lovely lil boy jace is awesome and should be the big star here not mum best wishes jace and feel well soon<3

nonmember avatar Samantha

My son had them put in when he was 2 and it was te best thing ever. He went from not talking to not shutting up lol ... It's the fastest surgery ever by the time they took him back and then took us to the surgery waiting room he was done its crazy how fast and easy this surgery is

Lorilei Gleeson

No. Jace had surgery already. Get your facts straight instead of believing EVERYTHING a junkie deadbeat says on Twitter. There were witnesses who saw Barbara and Jace at the Wilmington clinic:

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