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    There was a mattress on the floor for me and my DD slept there with me. It was ummmm cosy....

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    Default What pain relief did your child need after getting tonsillectomy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    There was a mattress on the floor for me and my DD slept there with me. It was ummmm cosy....
    Even though hospital have said both DH and I can stay the night, I have a funny feeling I will be curled up with both kids in one bed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happymum2 View Post
    Even though hospital have said both DH and I can stay the night, I have a funny feeling I will be curled up with both kids in one bed!
    In the room where DS was there was the hospital bed and a recliner that was to act as my bed.
    No way was DS letting me out of his reach let alone onto a separate bed. We slept on & off curled up together on the hospital bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happymum2 View Post
    I didn't mean to thank your post, I was trying to quote it.
    If you have never been in a situation like this how do you really know what you would do?? It is very easy to say I would/n't give that to my child but if they are in so much pain and nothing is helping, I find it very hard to believe that you (or anyone) wouldn't give them something stronger.

    I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure a couple of the people who have commented in this thread are actually a Doctor and nurse so actually have a lot of knowledge on this and have been extremely helpful with the information they have provided. You have come in, quoted somebody who has shared their experience and said that you would never give that to your child. It was rude, judgmental and to be honest not needed. If you had however given some knowledge (as you are in the industry as well) and explanations, much like @J37 I think your posts may have been received much better and actually appreciated.
    Actually when ds1 had his op his pain was managed with panadol and nurofen. I expect the same will be the case when ds3 has his op but if he does need another option mine would be a dose of painstop. It's my preference not to give him oxy.
    And just to add that just because a dr or nurse recommends something doesn't mean it's the best option.
    Do you know how much time pharmacists spend talking to drs re a script they have written? No offence to drs but they aren't always right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwith3boys View Post
    Actually when ds1 had his op his pain was managed with panadol and nurofen. I expect the same will be the case when ds3 has his op but if he does need another option mine would be a dose of painstop. It's my preference not to give him oxy.
    And just to add that just because a dr or nurse recommends something doesn't mean it's the best option.
    Do you know how much time pharmacists spend talking to drs re a script they have written? No offence to drs but they aren't always right.
    See, why not come in and say that to begin with or do you just say things to get a rise out of people?!?!

    As I have said many times in this thread I will be taking on advice from the medical team at the hospital. The responses in this thread have been extremely helpful though and have given me some idea as to what to expect and what to ask the medical staff.

    My DH could have died because of a doctor's mistake so of course I know that they aren't always right but I am 'smart' enough to know to get a second opinion if what they have said isn't sitting well with me and while we're on that @J37 hasn't come in here saying you need to do this and not that, she has come in with information that I can look into further and discuss further with the medical team at the hospital (once again thank you @J37), which is exactly what I needed.

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    I just wanted to jump in & add that codeine actually is a crappy pain reliever because different people metabolise it at vastly different rates. It's quite unreliable as far as pain relief goes. I'm a pharmacist & if my kiddo was having tonsils out if be going straight for the good stuff (if Panadol wasn't sufficient).
    Studies have actually shown that opioid analgesics are NOT addictive if used for pain. It's when their use continues once the pain has gone is when you can start to get problems with dependence. Highly unlikely a small child would develop a dependence on opioids after a few doses post-op.
    I would recommend that you ask for a prescription before you leave hospital as I've seen quite a few desperate parents in the pharmacy at 7pm when the Panadol is not enough. As pain stop has a warning on it (not for use after tonsillectomy) they have been very reluctant to buy it without Dr's advice & end up in ED for pain relief for their child.
    I would however personally use pain stop if I had no other options.
    Best of luck hope all goes well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    In the room where DS was there was the hospital bed and a recliner that was to act as my bed.
    No way was DS letting me out of his reach let alone onto a separate bed. We slept on & off curled up together on the hospital bed.
    I had a recliner as well. I was 11w preg and hadn't told anyone including DD due to past miscarriages. I was sooo uncomfortable and DD was excited about the recliner so wanted to swap. Yay! I got a real bed for a couple of hours until even she realised how bad the recliner was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happymum2 View Post
    Both my ds (5) and dd (3.5) are getting their tonsils out in June (both on the same day). I'm a little bit concerned because our surgeon has said that he will only prescribe panadol as pain relief but both my children vomit straight after taking it (I have tried every brand/flavour). I explained this to the surgeon and he said we may need to look into suppositories (eek!). Apparently nurofen is a no go (due to blood clots needing to form) but I know that my kids respond really well to it and it's the only thing that helps when they have tonsillitis.

    Just wanting to know what your child needed in the way of pain relief? Any other tips would be great too?

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    I haven't read the replies but my DS1 had his tonsils and adenoids out when he was 2. The recovery was hard and will definitely be hard with two at once.

    We absolutely needed the Endone we were prescribed. You can only give panadol four times in 24 hours and it wears off too quickly for that to cover the full 24 hours. We gave panadol during the day and Endone at night. I tried to avoid the morphine but my boy was in too much pain.

    IMHO your surgeon is going to send you home with inadequate pain relief and that's inexcusable.

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    Default What pain relief did your child need after getting tonsillectomy?

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    Just thought I would come in and give an update. It has been a huge day but both ds and dd are doing really well. The hospital have been absolutely fantastic and are happy to give nurofen (yay!). We will be discharged tomorrow, all being well! Thanks again to everyone who shared their experiences and helped with advice, it was greatly appreciated!

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