My 8 year old son had to have his appendix removed this past Tues. He came home Wed and they let him wear his hospital gown home. I can't get him to put any regular clothes or even pajamas on or any underwear. He's very comfortable in his room, and has enjoyed being waited on and watching TV and eating in his bed. (He doesn't normally have a TV in his room nor does he usually eat in his room, much less in his bed.) He's been getting up and moving well, but he won't try to "settle in" anywhere but his bed. He also just won't even try clothes/PJs or underwear. Is 5 days after surgery too soon to start pushing some of this stuff? I've told him the TV is coming out of his room soon, but he says he's not comfortable anywhere else. I don't want to coddle him too much, but I also don't want to push him too hard either. Any suggestions?Answer Question
Answer by Lyndall at 12:43 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Did he have abdominal surgery or laproscopic? Abdominal will take more time to heal. Also how sick he was before the surgery makes a difference. Recovery time is different for each child. My oldest son had his tonsils out. we sent him to school after a week, and he was pale and ill by the end of the day and had to take off another week. When my other son had his tonsils out, he was playing when my husband picked us up from the hospital the next day. I'd let him recover at his own pace and not push him. When you see him running and playing, you'll know he is feeling better. He should walk around a little every day and maybe even get some fresh air.
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