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    my 5yo son is booked in to have his adenoids removed in a couple of weeks

    does anyone care to share their kids experience? how were they after?

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    My 8yr old DS got his removed this year in March. He also had 3 other ear, nose and throat operations at the same time.

    We went in and he was assigned a bed along side a bunch of other kids. Nurse told us he was 4th in line so he did some drawing and colouring in while we waited. He changed into some hospital pjs that they provided...nothing fancy, just button up shirt and shorts. He had the numbing gel on his hands for a while which he thought was cool. When it was his turn he suddenly got scared and was hiding behind his teddy and half under the blanket as they wheeled him to the next waiting room. I went with him and just talked normally to him.
    I was given one of those sexy operating robes, plastic shoe socks and shower cap looking things to put on. I put them on and had a laugh which seemed to ease DS. He had to put a shower cap thingie on too and we took some photos.

    Then they wheeled him into the operating room and I went with him. They gave him a one handed toy and asked him to try work it, whilst they put the IV needle into his other hand. His teddies were still under the blanket with him. He seemed calm. They told him to count back from 10 which he did. The scary part is he took a big deep breath as he feel asleep....scared me because its exactly what my dog did when we put him down. Once he was asleep they said in a bit of a rush "ok mum, give him a kiss and off you go". I left and went and waited with FOB.

    When it was over FOB went into the recovery room and was with him as he came out of anethesia. Apparently he was worse for wear and was throwing up a bit of blood and crying for me. He had a morphine shot and was comfortable. i met up with them as they wheeled him to his room and stayed with him over night. He ate the dinner they served and seemed ok, just a bit sore and groggy. He needed one more morphine shot over night as he panicked when he swallowed and felt 'a lump'. Would have been some of the scab coming off, but it scared him. He woke up every 2 hours over night for a drink and to blow his nose (operation was also done on his nostrils) then would fall back asleep. Nurse would come in every 4 hours and administer more mild pain medication.

    In the morning we couldnt leave until he had eaten something. He kept refusing and we kept begging him to eat some of his cereal so we could go. Eventually he ate and we left. We bought him a variety pack of sugary 'fun' cereal because we knew he could eat it. He enjoyed being able to choose what he wanted to eat and ate cereal for breakfast and lunch the next couple of days, and ate normal dinner with us. Less than normal, but was eating which was the main thing. He LOVES salmon so we had salmon for dinner.

    Full recovery took about a week and he sleeps soo much better now. Excuse the long post but its as much info as I can give Good luck to your DS and try not to stress about it

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    thanks London
    was his stay a planned overnighter? we've been told we're #2 on the list (around 9am) and should be home by 5pm at the latest

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    thanks London
    was his stay a planned overnighter? we've been told we're #2 on the list (around 9am) and should be home by 5pm at the latest
    Yes it was a planned overnight stay. He was out of his operation before lunch was served and we still stayed till the next day.....but, as I said, he ended up having 4 operations at that time so maybe they kept him overnight because of that? Maybe with adenoid removal alone it is normal to go home and not stay overnight, though I remember staying overnight with my adenoid removal when I was a child. They know best though so Id trust them Lol

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    My youngest had his adenoids and grommets done when he was 9 months. We were able to leave the hospital about 2 hours post procedure one he had eaten/ drank and passed urine. No problems all was well.

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    DD2 had hers removed at 7 months old. If she were over 1 we wouldn't have had an overnight stay but at her age we had to. No probs with eating drinking, however she was only 7 months and on milk/puree. She bounced back really quickly, next day you wouldn't have known anything had been done

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    thanks xx

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    My son had his tonsils and adenoids removed about 2 months ago. Most of his pain afterwards was in his throat from his tonsils. Recovery was pretty good he ate well so that def made a difference as long as they eat normal food and not just mush they heal quicker as scabs don't form. Recovery period was about 10 days but only the first 4-5 were bad, he was uncomfortable for a few after but the first few days was whinging and crying especially while eating the first couple of mouthfuls of a meal.
    It was the best thing though, he sleeps better, doesn't snore, doesn't stop breathing and doesn't wake up choking! Good luck I'm sure all will be fine

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    just a quick update - everything went to plan on Monday, it was over within 30 mins but the poor love was really anxious in recovery. spent more time there, than in surgery. the adenoid was huge apparently, he also had a bilateral turbinoplasty.

    calmed down enough to go home, he cried & vomited all the way home (45m) but came home & crashed. woke up completely ok!

    took him off the codeine but he's still on antibiotics til Friday. will keep a close eye on him but he's bounced back better than I thought! fingers crossed..

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    Glad all went well


 

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