My 4 yr old son just had his tonsils and adenoids removed about 3 days ago. What is normal in his recovery?

Darlene - posted on 03/14/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 4 yr old son just had his tonsils and adenoids removed about 3 days ago. What is normal in his recovery? He has been sleeping so much and has a low fever, he hardly eats or drinks anything. He couldn't even finish the popsicles, ice cream and ice water the doctor reccommended. What are the normal recovery with tonsil/ adenoid surgery and what can be done about it. Please let me know about any experiences you have gone through. Any insight is welcome. Thank you!! .

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Kitty - posted on 04/09/2014

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Actually, fever is normal for 1 to 2 days after surgery. If it gets high, then I would worry. Feel better and call his doctor!

Kitty - posted on 04/09/2014

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My grandson is on his second day. He had his adenoids and tonsils removed on Tuesday. He had some discomfort, but went for ice water immediately and downed 2 popsicles. He went home and played on his table with his legos most the day and then movies and a video game. He is with me today and it is hard to keep him down and quite. He ate orzo pasta with butter, smoothies and juices.

I prayed for him. His adenoids and tonsils were huge and his doc said his throat looked like a war zone. The scabs have not started forming yet, hoping and praying that his recovery keeps going so well.

Calls to the doctor are free. Call and talk to the doctor. I have called today to ask if he could blow his nose. I am sure they will talk with you.

I said a prayer for him. Hope he feels better soon!

Jennifer - posted on 03/14/2011

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I haven't had to deal with this yet, but a friend of mine's son who is 6 just had his out about a month ago. It took him about a week before he was up and running, but the fever should be checked out. It could be the start of an infection, and it could also be from dehydration since he isn't drinking much. As much as it hurts for him to swallow, he really needs to be drinking lots. You are really going to have to push him on this, because fluids are incredibly important right now. If no matter how hard you push, he still won't drink, then he will more than likely need IV's.

Kate CP - posted on 03/14/2011

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Call your doctor ASAP. Fever after surgery is a big red flag. When my daughter had her tonsils and adenoids out she was up and running around in a day. It sounds like he has an infection. Call your doctor.

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