anastesia sucks

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My son drake just had surgery for the first time.. He had to have tubes put in and get his tonsils and adnoids removed.. The surgery went well but waking from the anestisia sucks. the are very disoriented and extremely mad. its the normal reaction but it doesn't make it easy. We are glad we had the surgery but are hoping we never have to do that anastetic again.

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Susan - posted on 06/05/2009

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My son was 3 when he got his tubes and adnoids out. They didn't let my husband and I in the recovery room right away because they wanted to make sure he was doing ok. When we walked in he was trying to climb up the nurse. He just wanted to be held. I was able to crawl in bed with him at 5 months pregnant and hold him. He slept off and on then became his normal joking silly self and didn't want to leave because he was watching a movie! So far only one tube has fallen out and it'll be one year in Sept. I was watching the show The Doctors and they said that if the tubes are in over a year they have a good chance at having scar tissue that will cause them to have hearing problems.

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the tubal and tonsilectomy was hard to do but with all the good improvements that we have seen in how he feels and how he behaves I wish we had done it sooner. he is so much happier and less sick cause his body is not constantly fighting infection.

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i definately agree on it being worth it.Drake was under a little longer due to the tonsil and adnoidectomy and the same time. and recovery was a pain on that regard. But since having the surgery he is a totally different kid and much more alert and less frustrated.

Jessica - posted on 03/23/2009

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My 18 month old daughter just had tubes put in her ear.  She wasnt under anastesia long.  Probably a total of 15 minutes.  It was so heartbreaking watching her wake up.  But by the next day she was back to her normal self.  She is hearing and speaking so much better.  As hard as it was, it was totally worth it.

Jamie - posted on 03/23/2009

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Good to know. I know my question is a bit off the piont of your post but you know, we all worry if we are doing the right thing. My son's Dr. said he may need tubes because of frequent ear infections. 5 infections in a year makes him a candidate. Does that seem like a normal amount to you? Have you heard of other Dr. recommendations?






5 in a year would be nice, lol. My son was to the point as soon as he would finish one antibiotic a few days after hed get another ear infection. I think 5 is enough to get tubes, my daughter had about that many and we had them put in she hasnt had an ear infection since and they were done 3 yrs ago. I say if your doc recommends it then do it.

Jamie - posted on 03/23/2009

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My son had the same thing done, only minus the tonsils. He was 16 months and t broke my heart.  Worst part, he is almost 3 and one tube fell out so i have to do it again, and Im not excited about it.

Reather - posted on 03/23/2009

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Good to know. I know my question is a bit off the piont of your post but you know, we all worry if we are doing the right thing. My son's Dr. said he may need tubes because of frequent ear infections. 5 infections in a year makes him a candidate. Does that seem like a normal amount to you? Have you heard of other Dr. recommendations?

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