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    Default flipping out & anxiety through the roof

    So DS2 goes in tomorrow morning for Tonsils & Adenoids.

    I'm freaking out. Ive had some people say its so easy, just like tonsillitis except not having to worry about the 40degree + temps & then I've read other blogs where mums had said its horrendous.

    I'm so scary. My anxiety is crazy & I feel on the verge of calling & cancelling.

    Please tell me your stories, especially if you've had a child so young go through it. Did they cope?

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    I had to toncills out at 21, so recover was longer then they say for the kids, and it wasn't the worst thing ever! And really really worth it, so don't cancel!!

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    I just wanted to bump this up for you, and wish you good luck. I know its scary (we haven't done tonsils or adenoids out but have had other op for our toddler) but just think, in a few days everything will be so much better and you'll be glad you did it.

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    Having tonsils and adenoids removed is a very routine operation that has been performed on children for a very long time now so ENT surgeons are very experienced in it.

    He will be sore for a little while but the benefits in the long term will be worth it. The recovery time for young children is much shorter and easier than for older children

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    My ds had grommets at 15 months and I freaked out. I took 2 days off work and was feeling super anxious. It was all very uneventful and he was up & walking around 1 hour after coming back from theatre and he was back to his usual self the next day. It wasn't tonsils though and I admit that, but I know a little of the anxiety you are feeling.

    My friend recently had her 2 (yes 2) boys have their tonsils out at the same time (not sure if they had adenoids done too). So, she had a 3yo and a 5yo having surgery on the same day. I couldn't think of anything worse. They were in hospital for 24 hours and then went home quite happily. She was amazed (and so was I!). She was looking forward to her boys quietly resting on the couch for a few days (a nice change from her active boys) ... but they weren't interested in that at all and wanted to be up & about & doing things from the time they got home. Overall she said it was a fabulous experience and now she doesn't have to worry about them being constantly very sick with tonsillitis!


 

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