Amanda - posted on 09/18/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is 18 months old and will be getting her tonsils and adnoids removed sometime next month. I'm really worried because of her age and the fact that they will have to strap her down to keep her from pulling the IV out of her arm.
She's had ear infections every month since December with the exception of this summer. They won't put tubes in because the tonsils are so large they are causing her to snore loudly, toss and turn all night, not get enough sleep, drool a lot because she can't swallow all the saliva at once and basically fight to breathe (she's not gaining any weight because she burns more calories while sleeping). If they were to do tubes first, the anestsia could be fatal due to the fact she can't breathe right already. I'm not sure how to feel about staying at a hospital an hour away for 2-3 days till she can drink fluids on her own. I really don't wanna see her in that much pain, just getting shots is bad enough.
Any words of wisdom?