My 3 year old son is having his adenoids removed and tubes inserted in his ears.What should I expect

Veena - posted on 01/27/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son hasn't been sleeping well at night, he has diffculty breathing and he snores and also frequent ear infections since July of last year. A visit to ENT suggest this surgery would help him better. what should I expect after the surgery? what kind of food should I feed him. His post surgical note says I should give him liquids for 2 weeks. What was the experience after the surgery? I am freaking out.



Thanks for the help,

Veena

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Angela - posted on 01/27/2011

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Don't freak out, I think your childs ENT is taking things to the extreme. Every child will respond to the anestesia differently, but I will tell you what I went through and what my boss went through and hope it eases your nerves. My two year old is on his second set of tubes. Tubes are no big deal, that part of the surgery is quick and easy. My son's speech and hearing started to improve within 48 hours from the surgery. After the procedure he was a little clingy, but all in all was his same old self. My boss, who is a good friend, just had tubes and adnoids done on her 4 year old daughter. She ate alot of popsicles and had alot of fluids for the first few days, but she transitioned to very soft foods pretty quickly after that. It has been two weeks since and she is completely back to normal. Do things like jello, yogurt, pudding, oatmeal, mashed potatos. . . etc I hope this helps. I know any time little ones have a procedure done, it is scary for us parents. Just follow your little one's cues, if it hurts to swallow, he will let you know.

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Veena - posted on 01/29/2011

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Thanks Angela! The surgery went very well. He was cranky yesterday but today he is much better.

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