Any of you moms have had to deal with adenoids and tonsils removal for your babies, my son is 2 and apparently he has enlarged adenoids and tonsils, which is obtructing his air ways, hence why he snores. I am terrified of having my little one have surgery and go through general anesthesia. Any suggestions?

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Mendy - posted on 03/10/2012

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My child had his adenoids taken out and tubes put in 9 days ago. He is 16 months old and he hasn't been the same since. He is very whiny and doesn't want to eat much at all. His breath is just horrible! I am not sure how long this will last but I am ready for him to feel better. My oldest has had 5 sets of tubes and both tonsils and adenoids taken out and never had the issues my youngest is having.

Tonia - posted on 01/19/2009

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My youngest had her adenoids removed & tubes put in her ears at 16 months....best thing I ever did for her!!!! She woke up on her 1st b-day with a double ear infection & kept it for months. With the removal of the adenoids, let me warm you....the healing process, his breath will smell REAL BAD, but it does go away. The snoring will go away, or at least get better. I recommed doing it!!

Cindy - posted on 01/19/2009

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My daughter had her adnoids removed and that is when we discovered she had a cleft palate, she had to have speech therapy for about 10 years and we had lots of prayer. She accomplished being able to speak clear unless she is tired and then she becomes very nasaled. She is now 17 and only struggles if she is tired and then will become nasal sounded. She wasn't able to build pressure and say B's P's etc. This rarely happens but it did to her.

Melissa - posted on 01/19/2009

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My daughter lost her hearing very suddenly, the start of 2008.  We went to an ear nose specialist and they discovered she had fluid behind her ear drums, but that her tonsils and adenoids were very enlarged.  She was 5 at the time, but the fear I experienced when they told me they would have to do surgery, was terrifying! So they schedualled her to have them taken out and to put tubes in her ears at the same time.  I think what helped me a lot was that I had complete faith in her Dr.  Her surgery lasted over 3 hours, which were the scariest 3 hours of my life.  But I had an excellent support system with me at the hospital.  She came out with flying colours! The anesthestic scared her a bit, but once she was back in my arms we both felt better! She was up dancing around the next day, though! Came through it very well.  However afterwards I had a hard time keeping her on soft foods.  She felt great and didn't understand why she couldn't eat chips. lol. I hope I helped a bit.  I know my daughter was older, but she is very thin, so they were worried about her size and the amount of anesthestic to give her.  But everything worked out in the end.  If you have an specific questions, please ask and I will try to help.  Good Luck!

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My son had his tonsils and adenoids removed a couple of weeks before his 2nd birthday.  He had been getting sick all the time and had sleep apena prior to his surgery.  He was miserable after the surgery for about 2 days.  AFter he got better, the snoring was gone, and he has rarely been sick since.  Most of all i don't have to worry about him sleeping at night.  He is 7 now and healthy as a horse!

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Rebecca - posted on 01/19/2009

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My son who is 7 has dealt with large tonsils and adenoids for years.  We lived in a place where the one ear nose and throat doctor refused to do anything about it until he was four.  By the time he was four, he was through with ear infections and tonsilitis so of course the doctor didn't do anything.  Jump forward to last year when he was 6.  We had moved and he was in school, first grade.  We found out that because nothing had been done, he had suffered severe hearing loss.  We were told to get his adenoids and tonsils removed, and hope for the best.  This doctor told us that the younger they are when they have this surgery, the better, because it can lead to sleep apnea, hearing loss, and speech problems.  It's good to know everything you can before taking this road.  Do you know anything about the doctor?  Is he knife happy or are there real concerns?  Hope this helps

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My oldest son had tonsils and adenois removed and ear tubes put in when he was three after having multiple ear infections and sleep apnea among other things.



He did have a reaction to the anesthesia and was taken from the surgical center to stay overnight at a hospital for observation. He also had asthma which may have contributed to the reaction, but we are not sure.



Other than the reaction to the anesthesia, overall I am glad that we had it done. His sleep improved, his hearing improved which in turn greatly improved his speech over time.



During the healing process it is important to keep your child hydrated. They will have an extremely sore throat and may not want to eat or drink anything.

Annette - posted on 01/19/2009

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My son, Ross was 2 when he had his adenoids and tonsils out. His story sounds similar to yours, so I will reply. If no one in your family has had problems with anesthesia, you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Just make sure he doesn't have anything to eat for I think it is at least 6 hours (or whatever they tell you). The pain is a lot less as a kid than it is for adults. My son was fine afterwards. He only complained a little bit, but you can give them tylenol or advil for that. The place we had it done, in Ft. Wayne, IN told us he could have whatever he could tolerate to eat. They don't suggest anything red though because they want you to keep an eye on him for bleeding. Most kids don't have problems with that though. Hope this helps.

User - posted on 01/19/2009

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My son had his tonsils and adenoids taken out when he was about 7 years old.

I was so terrified for him and worried, but after the op he was fine as a fiddle and enjoyed eating all the icecream and jelly he wanted.

He also had to have them taken out, as if he got Tonsilitis, his tonsils would swell up so much, than he only had a tiny gap in his throat to breath, which was a worry.

Also he snored really bad and had sleep apnia.

He is now 15 years old and no longer snores and sleeps very soundly.

Good luck for your sons op.

Everything will go well and he will recover quickly and in no time at all!!

Lovena - posted on 01/19/2009

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My foster son had tubes in his ears and adnoids taken out the day after his 4th birthday.  I was nervous for him, but he did great and all went well.  It was a short surgery and recovery was quick too.  I kept him home from preschool for a week and there wasn't a huge difference afterwards except that he didn't have anymore ear infections or sinus infections.  He has since moved to his adoptive home and is still doing great.  Any mom would worry - but know that it is fairly routine and you will love the results.

Starr - posted on 01/18/2009

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honey the sooner the better!! It is not going to effect this baby nearly as much as the pain and suffering he would suffer in years to come. GO AHEAD WITH IT!! Right now he would be the perfect age to have this done because all he would remember is that you gave him pudding, pop cicles, and jello for about a week!! lol I PROMISE he will forget about it before he is married!!!!!!!!!

Jami - posted on 01/18/2009

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Quoting Belinda:

Any of you moms have had to deal with adenoids and tonsils removal for your babies, my son is 2 and apparently he has enlarged adenoids and tonsils, which is obtructing his air ways, hence why he snores. I am terrified of having my little one have surgery and go through general anesthesia. Any suggestions?




I know its tough to think of your young child to have to go thru that but it was the best decision my husband and i ever made for our son who was 2 at the time.  He had his tonsils and adnoids taken out.  He is no longer sick all the time.  No more ear aches and colds.  He does not have such a bad gag reflex and breathes sooo much better and also stopped snoring.   I am sure he is in good hands with his Dr.  When they wake up its a little tough to watch them all confused but all you can do is hold them and love them even more.   I promise you will get thru it, they do!!   



 



Hope all works out well



Jami Fitchner



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User - posted on 01/18/2009

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Both of my sons had their adnoids removed when they had their ear tubes placed in at 2yrs, and my other son was 15 months.  It was the best thing I did for both of them..they have been healthy since.  Yes, its scary because of the anesthesia, but it was for short period of time and they were both home and back to their normal selves within a few hours of the surgery.  Its so much better to do it when they are younger... good luck!

Dawn - posted on 01/18/2009

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Quoting Belinda:

Any of you moms have had to deal with adenoids and tonsils removal for your babies, my son is 2 and apparently he has enlarged adenoids and tonsils, which is obtructing his air ways, hence why he snores. I am terrified of having my little one have surgery and go through general anesthesia. Any suggestions?my daughter age 6 just had it done last year. She had alot of sick days always ending up with soar throats and tosils swollen so the doctors and us decided to take them out and it is the best thing we could of did, this year she is hardly sick like she was last year. Yes they will be soar for 2 days and of coarse baby them those two days but in the long run i do think it was worth it. I had the same problem when i was young and back then they didnt believe in taking them out and now that i am older i wish they did. she is even happier she had them done she says now she can swollow better anything!! Hope everything works out  take care








 

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