My daughter has to have a Tonsellectomy and an Adenoidectomy done next week. I was wondering what I should expect of her the day of and after the surgurys? I would love any and all input for this. I just want to be ready for her that day. Right now I am a little nervous for her!
Make sure that you have plenty to eat and drink for her. Things like Jello-O, ice cream (without stuff like nuts and chunks of stuff), Popsicles, pudding, yogurt (again, with out chunks of fruit), juice, Powerade/Gatorade. Don't try giving her stuff that's carbonated, it may hurt her throat. Just let her eat/drink what she can...mainly get her to drink. Kids often get dehydrated because it hurts to drink and refuse to do it. My son's ENT prescribed a pain killer for him, he didn't need it after the first day though. Tylenol worked just fine after that. NO ADVIL, MOTRIN...Ibuprofen. It can cause bleeding. Only Tylenol.Be aware that there may be moaning and crying. Just try and be sympathetic. In about a week she should be feeling a lot better. On surgery day, have her dress comfy and take a pillow/blanket/lovie with her. You take a good book and a snack. GL!
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