Is that "routine" operation far riskier than you thought?

Is that “routine” operation far riskier than you thought Mother tells of “everyday surgery” that went horribly wrong for her three-year-old son When the consultant chatted to my husband and I about the risks involved in a routine ear operation for our son, we barely took the information in. Louis, then three, had glue ear — a common childhood ailment which meant fluid was pooling behind his ear drum. It wasn’t life threatening, but it meant he couldn’t hear properly, causing a delay to his speech.