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#1 snortle

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:33 PM

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#2 Kafkaesque

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

I'm a nurse on a kids ward and nurse kids post T&As. At our hospital it's an overnight stay with observations every 15 minutes for three hours then 30 minutes for 3 hours then hourly overnight. Pain in hospital should be fully managed with regular analgesia. We discharge around 8-9am as long as the kids are eating and drinking.

We recommend patients keep regular panadol/pain stop  for five days. Two weeks off daycare/school is recommended due to the risk of bleeding from tonsil site. I know many parents send lids back to school early as the kids feel fine but this is strongly discouraged as you need ro minimise the running around to avoid bleeding.  Reportedly day five is the worst as scabs come off.

I can't really tell you much about what it's like out of hospital but the in hospital side of things is not too bad for most kids.

#3 WildMum

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:08 AM

My older 2 kids had theirs done one at 3yrs the other just over 2yrs. They were both fine more worried in hospital about the peg for the heart rate and oxygen than the drip and the throat! We kept up regular pain meds to the point of waking the kids to give it to them and never had any complaints of pain from them. We carried on normally post op nothing different other than more harder foods to stop scabs forming (they recommend not going all mushy and soft food)

The only problem I had was the 1st time my #2 child was 7m old and I stayed in with my 3yr old so had a bit of running around with hubby bring me her for feeds. #2 had hers out when #3 was only just 7w so she stayed too and that was hard work!

In hospital expect NO SLEEP at all!!!!! In my exp they both woke everytime they moved etc and the toe peg thing kept them annoyed and it kept falling off and waking them.

The 3yr didn't vomit at all but the 3yr old did after eating a rather strange combination of food but was told to let her eat what she chose! It didn't matter though. She still talks about it 6m later. Oh and she has gained 3kg in those 6m too!

Good luck, it will be fine I was relieved when our surgeon said she weighed enough to do the op. Just it would have been easier if bubs wasn't there.

#4 snortle

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

Thank you both so much for your replies. I think I'm freaking out so much because the results of her sleep study came back so worrying and it's all so rushed.

I appreciate any replies thank you original.gif xx

#5 mez70

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

The other thing is after the op prepare yourself. I know my DD had the same thing donea t 2.5 and she had always been a very loud noisy sleeper who snored and grunted and you could her her all the time.. She went from that to being TOTALLY Silent which took me a long time to get used to as I was so used to hearing that sound.......As scary and annoying as the sound was it was also reassuring so to all of a sudden loose it took me a while to stop checking her way more often than I used to.


#6 Mamabug

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

My oldest two have had this. DS had it for rotten tonsils, chronic tonsilitis and obstructive adenoids. DD had sleep disordered breathing (and yes, I lost a LOT of sleep after the op as I couldn't hear the "reassuring" snore she'd had from birth!).

My son had just turned three and he was okay with everything, except he vomited a lot after he came out of recovery. Didn't seem to affect him too much - he said he was hungry, so was sitting there with a bread roll in one hand and the sick bowl in the other taking turns at each... wacko.gif wacko.gif  

His blood oxygen dropped quite low during the night and they put the oxygen mask on him, but he was fine come morning. Ate breakfast and was bouncing around the room ready to go home.

He hit the pain wall on day three, which I was warned would probbly happen and he was on Pain Stop for 48 hours which got him through it.

My daughter had just turned five and she had a bad reaction coming out of the op. She was screaming and crying, and her throat swelled up so much they had to put a tube in and give her morphine. sad.gif I was in recovery with her when this was happening and was very difficult for me emotionally as I held her while it was being done.

DD has a lower pain tolerance than DS, so her recovery was longer and sookier. She didn't want to eat, or drink, and I virtually had to force fluid into her, creating very unpleasant situations for everyone involved. She took almost the two weeks to really bounce back, whereas DS was right after one week and rearing to go after two.

#7 snortle

Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for the replies!
I think I will definately feel strange when I can't her her snoring. She even snores while she is awake  unsure.gif
When the hospital did her hearing test the lady conducting it said she wasn't sure if DD would even be able to hear the sounds over the noise of her own breathing!!

#8 IsolaBella

Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

We just had Adenoids out and Grommets in when DS2 was 2yrs 10m. For us the big thing was his confusion as he came out of the anaethestic. He was screaming so much that they were going to give him extra pain meds until DH pointed out that it was an upset cry rather then a pain cry. DH took out his ipod for DS2 to play and within 2mins he was quiet (ie. distracted).

Yes it is very quiet now that I am no longer awoken by DS2's snoring 3 rooms away.... pity I can't get DH to have the op though grrr.






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