2 year old needs tonsils out and having a new baby this week.

Pam - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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So we finally got proof that my son needs his tonsils out. We were referred to a Ped ENT last April to have his tonsils and adnoids out due to recurrent sinus infections. Finally, a year later we got a sleep study. Not just sleep apnea, but SEVERE sleep apnea. I took him to his regular ped last week because he wasn't eating well. He was the one to look up the study results. He told us it is so bad he needs it ASAP. I managed to get surgery scheduled for May 18th. That was the earliest it could be scheduled. He sees his ENT on Thursday the 6th. But here's the kicker. I'm having a baby on Saturday the 8th. I've been on bedrest for my blood pressure. Well, as much as bedrest as is possible. So, new baby along with stress of a 2 year old having surgery and most likely staying overnight (he's under 3years and under 25lbs). I also have a 4 year old son.

And words of advice about kids recovering from tonsil removal??

Any words of support also appreciated.

Pam

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Leslie - posted on 03/03/2012

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hey Pam~ wow! you have your hands full! Sending good thoughts your way. Hopefully your 3 year old will sleep much better after the surgery. I have heard that when the tonsils and anoids are the cause that it's an instant fix for them

Carissa - posted on 01/13/2012

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Pam,

I am starting to think that my 17 month old has sleep apnia. He doesn't sleep through the night, waking up at least 3-4 times screaming, has trouble eating, and always seems sleepy even during daytime. What other symptoms did your son have? I think I better get him to the ped ASAP b/c this is scary.

Juana - posted on 05/05/2010

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first good luck with your baby. I have a daughter almost 7 she has down syndrome and she had her tonsil and adenoids and the doctor put tubes in her ears at age 4. She didnt have to stay overnight , The next day is when she was very cranky very Winny. I just held her every time she cried , gave her the medicine the doctor gave and she ate only liquids ( soups , yogurt, ice cream) She had her surgery on a friday and went back to school on monday. One thing is for sure his breath is going to smell like poop for the first few days, even if you brush his teeth again and again. I even sent a toothbrush to school. So whom ever takes care of him just let them know it will end in a couple of days and be very loving to him

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