There was a mattress on the floor for me and my DD slept there with me. It was ummmm cosy....
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04-06-2016 09:40 #54
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.
04-06-2016 10:17 #55
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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04-06-2016 11:44 #56
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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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.
16-06-2016 23:57 #59
What pain relief did your child need after getting tonsillectomy?
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27-06-2016 21:23 #60
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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