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    Default Tonsilectomy & Adenoidectomy in almost 3yr old

    My LO is almost 3 and has been booked into surgery in the coming weeks sit to apnoea. He gasps for air several times a night.

    Looking on advice on how to comfort him best. Best tips??

    He will be overnight stay.

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    Default Tonsilectomy & Adenoidectomy in almost 3yr old

    My son just had this done at 21 months for the same reason. It wasn't a fun recovery I'll be honest but nothing that cuddles, pain relief can't fix. DS struggled to eat anything for almost a week so we have him Hydralite just to keep him hydrated and offered ice blocks etc.

    OMG it was worth it though. Before he couldn't lay on his back for a nappy change without gasping and never slept well but now he breathes really well, it's changed so many things for him. Good luck

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    My son had this as well as grommets in Feb, it was his 2nd surgery for grommets so we knew kind of what to expect, lots and lots of cuddles, I also brought a great book off book depository about surgery and it explained it in a way He could understand, it is written by an ent surgeon so very helpful!

    He lived on chicken chips for 2 weeks, the pain relief was hard at times to get into him, I ended up putting it in Apple juice so he would take it. Stock up on ice blocks, jelly, potato chips and bread for toast.

    Good luck! It was the best thing we could have done for our son

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    Subbing. My ds and dd have been put on the wait list for tonsillectomy and grommets just for ds.

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    My son is having this surgery in the next couple of months, I'm so nervous about it. He is only 2 &1/2 but suffers sleep apnea and breathes through his mouth all the time.
    I'm worried about excessive bleeding and waking up from the anesthetic...he's not going to know what's going on.
    I know it's better for him in the long run, but I'm finding it difficult to put him through surgery

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    hoping28 what's the title of the book? How old was your son when you read it to him?

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    Oh and I forgot to ask..did your little ones stay overnight in hospital?

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    Thanks Ladies. I'm expecting a rough few days.

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    Default Tonsilectomy & Adenoidectomy in almost 3yr old

    3 of my 4 daughters have had this procedure, one was so severe the surgery was done as soon as she turned 12 months.
    It is an overnight stay and usually won't allow you to leave until the child eats something. Consistent pain meds are your friend during this time. Continue to give them around the clock, even if he/she is sleeping ok over night, I would still give him a drink and pain relief. Day 5 and day 10 for some reason were the worst but once the tough recovery was over, we've never had any more problems phew.
    Food wise my girls loved cruskits with cream cheese, the cruskits help scratch the throat a little. Trying to keep the food up also helps with the recovery.
    Best of luck

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    My DD had the procedures at age 3.5 due to obstructive sleep apnoa. I wish I had done it earlier as she completely freaked out having to go hospital - fasting, getting numbing cream put on her hand etc. was a nightmare.

    After the surgery, she was fine in recovery and eventually we got to her room and she loved having icey poles and chowed down her lunch with no problems.

    Things went downhill from there - that night she woke in the middle of the night screaming not understanding why her throat hurt so much. She ate
    very little over the next week and looked so gaunt. She fought taking her medicine every time.

    Eventually her appetite returned, she put weight on and her sleeping was wonderful! It's definately worth it and you won't regret it. Apparently getting the procedures done when you're older is so much harder to recover from.

    There will be plenty of tears but try to
    think how much this will help - good luck

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