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March 7th, 2011, 08:44 AM
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Any BTDT advice? Sapphire is going to have one in April

I just wiki'd it and now I want to go vomit. I will make sure not to show her any pictures
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March 7th, 2011, 09:07 AM
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No advice, but I am sure she will do super!

Dont wiki or google!!
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March 7th, 2011, 10:02 AM
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No but the family up the street with 10 kids had 2 of the kids get theirs done on the same day. The boys told us it wasn't bad and they got popsycles for a few days.
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March 7th, 2011, 12:49 PM
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No experience. Poor Sapphire. I hope it's at least an easy surgery for her w/ a fast recovery.
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March 7th, 2011, 09:41 PM
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we do lots in the OR, the biggest risk is bleeding around 10 days later, only b/c they're feeling good and start eating rough foods and scratch the scar off-back to emergency if that happens, fast! Not sure how common that is, I've seen it happen more with adults than kids. I think kids fare better than adults with this surgery recovery wise.
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March 10th, 2011, 05:49 AM
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My son got his tonsils and adnoids removed last year. He had obstructive sleep apnea and was always tired. He got sick a lot, catching every cold or flu that went around. His tonsils were very enlarged and he had trouble swallowing meat. He never complained of them hurting though.

The operation itself was reasonably quick. He was in quite a bit of pain and needed to stay in over night. He was on pain meds for the first week but was ok after that. For the first week he had to stay resting and was not allowed to do anything active. We bought him a DS and he stayed in bed playing it and watching movies most of the time. The nights seemed to be the worst for pain.
He was encouraged to eat normal foods and not soft mushy things as apparently this helped it heal better. They told us that he was more likely to have complications if he had only soft foods initially and then started on harder foods. No jelly and ice cream in hospital for him. I think he had lasagne and chips as his first meal.
He was off school for 3 weeks and really needed that time. We couldn't get the operation done in our town and had to go down and stay in Perth for 2 weeks post op. Like Marie said the highest risk apparently was about 10 days post op when they had risk of bleeding. We had to stay close to the hospiatal until after that.

After he healed though the results were really noticeable. He was sleeping better and seemed to be able to concentrate so much better. He doesn't get sick very often now and generally has a lot more energy. He's a lot cheekier again which is a good sign for him.
I'm really glad that he got it done. I've suffered from tonsilites all my life and so wish that my parents had of got mine taken out when I was a child. I was looking into getting them taken out as an adult. Apparently its much more painful and higher risk.
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March 10th, 2011, 08:27 AM
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No experience with this, just wanted to wish her well and a speedy recovery.
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March 16th, 2011, 08:57 AM
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This is the height of irony!

Korinne my 3 year old, has to get hers done April 4th. Glad I stumbled on this today!
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