2 year old having tonsils out - Advice?

Kimmye - posted on 01/09/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 and will be having his tonsils and adenoids taken out, plus tubes put in his ears, in a couple of weeks. Any advice for getting through the recovery?

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Marie - posted on 01/09/2009

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My son also had these procedures when he was 3yrs - it was the best thing that could have happened (he had his op due to sleep apnea) - in  4 days he was back home and back at nursery after 2 weeks !! - it was a bit distressing for me when he first came around from the op as he was thrashing about a bit but he soon fell back to sleep and had the best sleep i've ever seen him have.  He's now almost 7 and still sleeping wonderfully !! good luck - everything will be fine.

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Jackie - posted on 01/28/2012

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my son is 2 and having his tonsils out on tues. my problem is he still has a nuk what can I do?

Amanda - posted on 01/09/2009

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God bless him. My son had tubes when he was 14 months and then again later, and he did fine with them - it was a great improvement. However, when he was 5 they took out his tonsils and adenoids and he was such a sick little boy afterwards. The doctor said he'd be out of school 2 weeks and I didn't think so (seeing how far they've come in technology) but he was out for 2 weeks and on pain meds for like 10 days. It was a rough 2 weeks, but haven't had any problems since and he's 8 now. Just let him rest, lay in bed and watch tv. Hopefully his won't be as bad as my sons was. Take care.

Belinda - posted on 01/09/2009

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Quoting Kimmye:

2 year old having tonsils out - Advice?

My son is 2 and will be having his tonsils and adenoids taken out, plus tubes put in his ears, in a couple of weeks. Any advice for getting through the recovery?



My son was a little older and didnt have the tubes put in.  The nights seemed to be a little rough, but try to get him to drink all the liquids you can--nothing red and stay away from the milk products cause they make it phelgmy.  Run a cool mist humidifier in his room.  Try to get pain med in him right on schedule to keep pain level down.  I am also a pediatric nurse.  Hope all goes well~~~

Anna - posted on 01/09/2009

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Hi i have two sons (13 and 10) and they both had the same thing when they were around 2 years old. It really isnt anything to worry about. The surgery is about 1/2 an hour and they are cranky and clingy from all the medicine they give them, but once when they were home they were fine (a little dopey and sleepy until the medicine wore off). But it is definately worth it. Before the procedure my boys were constantly getting ear infections that would last all winter long, and after the procedure if they got an ear infection it would go away in a couple of weeks. They kept the tubes in their ears for 2 years and now they are both find and haven't had anymore ear infections. Well worth it.

Carrie - posted on 01/09/2009

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Hi Kimmye.  My daughter had her tonsils and adenoids out and tubes in when she was just a couple of weeks after turning 2.  Waking up was a little tough, she was scared and didn't know where she was, but by the time we got home, she was nearly back to normal.  I stocked up on ice cream, popsicles, and movies, but she didn't want any part of any of them.  If he is normally a happy, bouncy kid, my guess is that he will surprise you with his recovery.  Partly because he will feel so much better after having all that done. 

Andrea - posted on 01/09/2009

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Hello Kimmye my daughter had Tonsils, tubes and adnoids done at 2 also and the actual time in recovery was the worst pat of it. Once she was out of recovery she was eating and drinking within 3 hours of her surgery she loved that she could have ice cream for lunch that day. In all honesty I expected it to be alot worse than it actually was. After a few dyas you and him will not even realize he had been through surgery.

Michelle - posted on 01/09/2009

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my so had this done also hen he was 2 i think its often harder for us as parents he bounced back very quickily and was eating toast and biscuits the same day and running around as if nothing had happened

Paulette - posted on 01/09/2009

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Hi Kimmye, My advise is to let him have popcicles, ice cream, yogurt, cold drinks. This will help the inflamation go down. His throat will be dry from the oxygen too and this will help it also.  To keep him busy with drawing and games too.

Andrea - posted on 01/09/2009

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Hello Kimmye.  My son had his adenoids out just before he was two,  Luckily for him he didn't need more done.  He was very upset and fussy right after he woke up from surgery.  That is the worst of it.  By the time we got home he was running around as if nothing had happened.  He was completely fine.  I don't know what to expect from surgery involving tubes or tonsils.  What does the ENT say?

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