Having Adenoids removed

Whitney - posted on 04/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




Has anyone had experience with their child's adenoids removed? My 17 month old is having surgery on Monday and I was wondering the recovery process. I just want to know what to expect.


Kiera - posted on 04/04/2009




My son had his adenoids removed at 23 months.  It wasn't so bad except for when his scabs were healing, it caused a horrible smell.  It will only last a few days but other than that he was prescribed liquid painkillers.  Just have plenty of fluids and soft foods available for the first few days.  Good luck!

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Kylie - posted on 04/20/2011




My son just had his adenoids removed and tonsils 'trimmed down'(an alternative to a tonsillectomy doctors are doing)a week ago. Procedure went quick 30 minute operation and 30 minutes in the recovery room. He came back to the room and we had to get him to drink or eat a popsicle. He wasn't into it coming out of the anesthesia. He ended up drinking, though and they sent us home early. :) He was pretty clingy at first but eventually ate and played with some toys. And now he's extremely tired, clingy, won't eat much, or play with toys. Low grade fever. Bad breath. Green snot. I'm hoping he doesn't have an infection. Hope things went well for you both.

Margaret - posted on 04/04/2009




my step daughter had it done at 10 and my neice she is 6 is having it done next week although my 18 month old nephew had it done last month


panadol or they will prescribe something, it can cause a great deal of vomiting as the procedure results in alot of blood ending up in their stomach which is a emetic, it cant be digested they just have to throw it up, my step daughter was kept in over night due to the amount she was throwing up they wanted to keep an eye on her.


my nephew was kept in for 4 days but that was due to the size his adenoids had been, apparently the surgeon hadnt even removed larger from an adult so they wanted to keep him in following it. hope it helps,

lots of custard jelly rice cereal etc ice cream was my step daughters favourite

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