Jill - posted on 11/11/2008 ( 21 moms have responded )
Jill - posted on 11/11/2008 ( 21 moms have responded )
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Sara - posted on 11/14/2008
Just wanted to share that everyone has very different genetics and sometimes it is nessary to have tonsils/adenoids removed. My children do see a chiropractor and I stay home and they still have had to have them out. So even if mothers are working or staying home they should not feel guilty for the illnesses that their children experience.
Shari - posted on 11/14/2008
Out of five children none of mine had them but my sister has three and all of them had them I asked my Dr. about mabey why and he said it could be just an adjustment by a chiropractor that could solve your problem. He also said that if a child goes to daycare on a regular basis is exposed to all kinds of things where the child who has a stay at home mom isn't exposed and will not have near the infections or sicknesses. Cute kids by the way !!!
Sara - posted on 11/12/2008
My son had just turned two when he had his adenoids out too. My older son had done it a year before and after taking his adenoids his tonsils got big. So with my two year old we had them do both. He too has had a lot of broncitis and things. I think taking them out did help with that because he doesn't have as much post nasel drip getting into his lungs. He has had reactive airways since a baby so I was tired of him being on antibiotics for his ears, tonisils and lungs, Now he is not on antibiotics very often. I was very concerned about the surgery and until just recently they always kept small children overnight. The nurse did tell me same day surgery is really up to a 23 hour stay. So we did stay until evening to give him as much fluid as possible so that when he was refusing to eat or drink I didn't have to worry about dehydration as much. Getting enough fluids will help them heal faster. it was a good 10 days till he was back to normal and I know that every child is different so don't be frustrated if he doesn't bounce back that same day. :) Good luck.
Meredith - posted on 11/12/2008
My son was 7 when he got his removed the day before Christmas Eve. I was worried he wouldn't be able to fully enjoy Christmas, but he was better by then. I think the surgery helped, but not as much as I thought.
Bridget - posted on 11/12/2008
My son had his adenoids are growing back too! He couldn't breathe through his nose very well and had lots of ear infections. The surgery was the best option! We visited his ENT and he said that they are growing back but it will be yrs before he'd have to have another surgery. With my son he was in and out of the hospital (outpatient) within 6 hours and home for a week. Other than that he has not had any more problems!
Aimee - posted on 11/12/2008
Hi there Jill! Something to keep in mind, my son who is now 10 had his adenoid out at 2 and it grew back! Yes the adenoid is one thing in our bodies that can grow back after a certain amount of time. Needless to say we had to have it removed again earlier this year along with a fix of a deviated septum because of problems he was still having! You may want to speak with ENT specialist about this, they will probably tell you that it is rare but possible...I would still move forward with the surgery but just be aware that if he does make a 180 later down the road you may want to have him checked for a possible regrowth. Hope that helps!
Amy - posted on 11/12/2008
Yes, my youngest son was 18 months when he had tubes put in his ears because of constant recurring ear infections and they took out his adenoids as well. I have noticed a significant difference in him. he started talking and before he would just mumble. He has started gaining weight slowly thats still a work in progress at age 5 now. But he has not had another ear infection since then . So amen to that.
Jill - posted on 11/11/2008
its nice to know that there are so many other people who have had this experience and are willing to share. Its been a long two ears trying to figure out what exactly was wrong with my son. At six weeks old he was diagnosed with laryngomalsia. then he has several ear and sinus infections which caused bronchiolitis then when he turne d1 he had an ear and sinus infection that triggered another asthma attack. he started having chronic diarrhea for 8 month of unknown origin. he was worked up for CF, celiac, and it was ruled out thank god. they thought it was possibly allergies and asthma. finally after months of antihistamines and chronic runny nose I took him to and ENT xrays showed a near complete obstruction from adenoids. the diarrhea may be being caused from the fluid in the ears from the adenoids blocking his tubes. I'm nervous but hopefully he will get some relief from all this when its over. thanks again for all your support
Terese - posted on 11/11/2008
do your self & your children a favor, look up ( on a physiology based website what it is your tonsils & adenoids actually do for your body; ie, filter air & consumable matter) & find for your self how much damage is done by removing those " given, natural" defenses could be. be more pro-active about prevention versus trying to pick up the pieces of illness. the rest is easy. best of luck! e mail me if you have any ?'s email@example.com prevention is often the best medecine. all my best wishes for you & yours. t
Denisha - posted on 11/11/2008
Yes my son had this done at the age of 1. It was a very scary/ stressful day. I believe it was worse for me cause than him also. He was my first and i threw myself in a frenzy. Being in the recovery room when he woke and seen his smile eased my worries. In a day he was playing around and enjoying himself.
Harmony - posted on 11/11/2008
Yes when my oldest was 5 he has his tonsils and adnoids out and last Spring my youngest, age 5, had his adnoids out. Until this summer at his 5 year check he was always a little shorter then my older son on all the well baby checks. He was the same height exactly as my older one at age 5. It's like they both grew a ton after they had their surgeries. It is so worth it!!
Lynn - posted on 11/11/2008
It was the best thing that we did. Our son's starting eating... ALOT. Boy he was hungry. What I would suggest is setting your alarm clock and giving him his pain med's every 3 or 4 hours. Do not wait until he is hurting. Drugs will help him heal quicker. It did it like that when one of my friends waited until the child was in pain and then her son would not eat and had to be taking back to the hospital because he became dehydrated. At the 8 days mark, Bad and I mean BAD breath. Still love them but clothes pins my help.
Karol - posted on 11/11/2008
My youngest had her adenoid/tonsils and second set of ear tubes done in April. She has not had a single ear infection since, she sleeps more sound, and is more alert and her speech has become more clear. It was very scary and just like another response it was our choice to have the tonsils done with it but I am thankful we did. It was more scary for her dad and I than her. She slept for 1 1/2 day and she was back to day care after three days.
Leslie - posted on 11/11/2008
My daughter had her Adenoids & Tonsils removed when she was 11. She snored so loudly like my husband and I couldn't take it anymore. She didn't feel too much pain other than a sore throat. They put her on Tylenol with Codeine and she did quite well. Her recovery time was around 4 - 5 days. Then she became extremely hungry.... He will be fine. Just pay attention to him getting a fever which could mean infection. Actually the younger they are when they have surgery, the better. I hope this helps!
Jill - posted on 11/11/2008
thank you so much for your responses and support. great tips on the sedation side effects. at least i can be alittle better prepared. I am nervous but after a year of trying to find out what was wrong with him I look forward to seeing some positive results from his surgery. thanks again
Amy - posted on 11/11/2008
My son had his tonsils and adnoids out 3 days after his third birthday. It was a blessing! He didn't snore anymore, no more sleep apnea, he actually swallowed his food, and to top it off - way less ear infections and colds! I have to say it was a scarey time for me, but he did great. Besides not wanting to eat, be was back to himself the next morning. Try not to worry about it, children recover pretty quickly. and try not to worry about him being 'crazy' or 'antsy' when he wakes up from the anethesia - most children react this way.
Amanda - posted on 11/11/2008
My 3 y.o. had them out this past July. They did not do his tonsils at the same time as the dr said they are not as large as they should be to remove. So it was left up to my husband and I to do just the adenoids surgery. We chose to have them taken out rather then waiting for his tonsils to get bigger. The only problem we had was when he woke up from sedation. He was crazy, once he fell back to sleep he was fine. He slept the entire day away and by that night you would have never known he had surgery that morning.
He now sleeps a lot better, is no longer having a non stop runny nose, hasn't gotten the colds my other two boys have gotten. Overall, I would do it again in a heart beat.
Rebecca - posted on 11/11/2008
My 7 Year old had his Adnoids and tonsils out in May of this year. He did great! He was home that afternoon and was loving his popsicles and ice cream. He was back to school after about 5 days. He healed well and there is no more snoring or bags under his eyes in the morning. Good luck to you! It's always scary when our babies have surgery.
Sarah - posted on 11/11/2008
He'll bounce back a lot faster then you think he will. While having tonsils/adenoids out as an adult is a pretty traumatic experience, little kids recover much more quickly! My 10yo had them out when he was 3 and was so much more comfortable after that. He slept better, he didn't get sick all the time and his speech improved drastically! He was back to his goofy little self in a matter of days. Probably one the best things we ever did for him!
Jennifer - posted on 11/11/2008
I had all three of my kids go thru it. I believe it was the best thing for them. It was a very quick recovery also. Good luck.
Katherine - posted on 11/11/2008
My baby had the same thing done when he was three. He had his tonsils out as well. While it was super stressful/scary/sad I found that he had less ear infections and healthier in general in the years that followed. Now he is hardly ever ill! I think it was worse for me than it was for him and he healed in no time! Just make sure you are in the recovery room when he wakes up to give him lots of loves!!! Good luck and my heart goes out to you!!