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tonsils and adenoids removed? Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Feb '13

Can any of you mommas tell me your experiences with you children having one or both of these removed?



My son has had constant strep infections and we finally got an ENT referral, his appointment is this week. Any info would be great. I'm scared for him to go for a surgery (he's almost 3) but all these infections and antibiotics aren't good for his little body :(

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49101 posts
3rd Feb '13

if they find that he needs them out i dont think it takes that long to do it, My 8 month old just got ear tubes.... If they put him to sleep it will piss him off my daughter woke up pissed as hell at me.

Take me as I am 18 kids; Wyoming 1669 posts
3rd Feb '13

My oldest got both out when he was 4, it was hell for a few days to be honest, but keep slushies on hand or ice cream and lots of love.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:</b>" if they find that he needs them out i dont think it takes that long to do it, My 8 month old just got ... [snip!] ... My 8 month old just got ear tubes.... If they put him to sleep it will piss him off my daughter woke up pissed as hell at me."</blockquote>




He almost got tubes put in too.. he was getting back to back ear infections :( that ENT (different from this one) said if he got another in the next three weeks my son would get tubes. Thankfully once he turned two he pretty much grew out of them. Now it's just back to back strep and throat infections. It makes me wonder if they two aren't related.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Take me as I am:</b>" My oldest got both out when he was 4, it was hell for a few days to be honest, but keep slushies on hand or ice cream and lots of love."</blockquote>




That's what I'm thinking too. Ice cream, pudding, that kind of stuff. I'm super nervous for him :( but I know I'll have to be strong at least til he's asleep.

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
3rd Feb '13

My kids had theirs out in Dec 2011 (both on the same day). DD was 3 (turned 3 in Oct) and DS was 6. DD came out of anesthesia quicker and in general did "better" the first day. DS took a little longer to be with it enough to be discharged but was doing better by day 3 than DD did.



Both had sore throats for a few days and both had Tylenol with codeine that they really only took the first day or so and just regular Tylenol afterwards. DS had some issues about 9 months later (clearing his throat a lot but his adenoids were huge and up in his nasal passage so he had a lot of post-surgical drainage).



It was the best thing we could have done for them. They don't snore anymore, they're better rested, and get sick less. Our ENT has a theory about boys ith long eyelashes having HUGE adenoids and DS fit his hypothesis

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27046 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" Can any of you mommas tell me your experiences with you children having one or both of these removed? ... [snip!] ... scared for him to go for a surgery (he's almost 3) but all these infections and antibiotics aren't good for his little body :("


The younger they are the better they recover from the surgery. Lily was 7 when hers were removed. She lost a lot of weight from not eating and yeah the first 3 days sucked. I completely lost my shit when they put her under, it was harder for her than me.



But all in all it was SO worth it. She stayed overnight and got to play video games on a neat travelling game console that the children's ward has. They gave her a teddy bear and a book and other fun stuff to make her stay better. OH she also got a totebag with coloring books, crayons, activity books, other reading books, and the bag was really cute. She got a t-shirt too. They were all donations but it REALLY helped her stay. She was happy and once she recovered she was MUCH healthier. Seriously those tonsils and adenoids caused so many issues. She didnt have strep too often but she snored a lot. She had issues breathing. As bad as it was for ME to see her go through it, it helped a lot!

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting clay matthews:</b>" My kids had theirs out in Dec 2011 (both on the same day). DD was 3 (turned 3 in Oct) and DS was 6. ... [snip!] ... rested, and get sick less. Our ENT has a theory about boys ith long eyelashes having HUGE adenoids and DS fit his hypothesis"</blockquote>




My son has long curled eyelashes. People thought he was a girl for the longest time.



Thanks for the insight. I know it'll be better in the long run for him especially since he's had SO MANY antibiotics (one round every 4-6 weeks alternating cefdinir and amoxocillin)

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting FroggysMommy:</b>" The younger they are the better they recover from the surgery. Lily was 7 when hers were removed. She ... [snip!] ... too often but she snored a lot. She had issues breathing. As bad as it was for ME to see her go through it, it helped a lot!"</blockquote>




Do all kids have to stay overnight? I thought it was an out patient thing?

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting clay matthews:</b>" My kids had theirs out in Dec 2011 (both ... [snip!] ... long run for him especially since he's had SO MANY antibiotics (one round every 4-6 weeks alternating cefdinir and amoxocillin)"</blockquote>




He'll be SO much happier after getting them out I'm sure. Both of mine were. Neither wanted anything to do with ice cream or anything like that afterwards, just lots of resting on the couch and Netflix.



Good luck! I personally wasn't nervous at ll about putting them under but DD had major surgery at 4 days old so a T&A removal was small potatoes for us

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49101 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting FroggysMommy:</b>" The younger they are the better they recover ... [snip!] ... through it, it helped a lot!"</blockquote> Do all kids have to stay overnight? I thought it was an out patient thing?"


depends on the dr here no my dr will send u home same day in less u have had problems before then she will keep u over night my friends micro premiee sees the same dr.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting clay matthews:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... wasn't nervous at ll about putting them under but DD had major surgery at 4 days old so a T&A removal was small potatoes for us"</blockquote>




This will be his first surgery. The only other big stuff he had was:
1) croup where he stopped breathing and we were ambulanced to the hospital
2) he busted he eyelid open on the bath tub and had to had it glued shut, he's got a scar

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49101 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting clay matthews:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bubba ... [snip!] ... we were ambulanced to the hospital 2) he busted he eyelid open on the bath tub and had to had it glued shut, he's got a scar"



my daughter had ear infections for 5 weeks RSV 2 holes in her heart AR




She see's her pedi her GI dr, ENT and caridoligist- they can give good and bad news lol. Most of the time they would let my daughter be discharged from there care but because of family history they wont.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
3rd Feb '13

I had mine taken out when I was young and from my moms POV she was terrified. She tells me she cried when they put me under and when they brought me out she cried and when I woke up I started crying because my throat hurt like a b***h so she had my dad take over and went and cried some more. After the surgery was over and they got pain meds in me though and I wasn't in as much pain my mom said it got easier because now I was going to be healthy and not constantly sick. She had lots of Popsicles and ice cream in the house after that though. It was a b***h to relearn how to talk because I formed a habit of talking through my nose because it hurt to talk through my mouth.

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
4th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting FroggysMommy:</b>" The younger they are the better they recover ... [snip!] ... through it, it helped a lot!"</blockquote> Do all kids have to stay overnight? I thought it was an out patient thing?"</blockquote>




It was day surgery for my kids. We were home within 6 hours of surgery.