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6 year old just had tonsillectomy... food suggestions besides ice cream milkshakes?

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Asked by PhDMomma at 12:54 PM on Jun. 17, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Really soft, to the point of almost overly ripe fruit - bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc. Watermelon is another good one. Soft cooked eggs - like soft scrambled - not too warm though (not as good tasting, either, but relatively easy to eat.)

    I've not had my tonsils out, but I've had extensive surgery (for a venal malformation) in my mouth / throat / face. It's extremely painful, and these are some of the foods that I was able to eat the easiest.

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 12:58 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • My son had his tonsils/adoinds out at the end of April. The dr said no there were no food restrictions other than chips (sharp edges) and tomatoes and oranges (acid content).

    If you're still wary, pb&j's are good, oatmeal, rice krispies in milk (gets soggy), yogurt....

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • i had mine out at 8 and the only thing i would eat is cold spaghetti o's. my sound gross, but it was the only think i could

    Answer by rileymommy at 1:22 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • When I got them out at 6 I had popsicles, applesause, yogurt, cottage cheese.... stuff like that

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 1:26 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • I had mine out when I was 10 & my mom gave me mashed potatoes, luke-warm soup, jell-o...mushy stuff. I was told not to eat ice cream, though, 'cause it could build up flegm in my throat and cause me to cough...

    Answer by Wheepingchree at 1:48 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • let's see, when I had mine out I convinced my mom the only thing that didn't cause me "terrible,horrible pain" was ice cream, but even that gets old! Try mashed potatoes, oatmeal, pudding, jello, popcicles, tomato soup. Hope he/she feels better! A movie and an otter pop wouldn't hurt :}

    Answer by mommyharmon at 2:11 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Sherbert, sorbet, italian ice. Freeze real juice. Fruit smoothies. Anything that is mushy and doesn,t hurt going down.

    Answer by Sasha51 at 2:16 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • When my son had his tonsils & adenoids out, there were no food restrictions except for sharp foods (chips, crackers, etc.) and anything that he found too uncomfortable to eat. Otherwise, it was eat as normally as possible.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 3:42 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • I am a nurse, and I'm wondering if they told you to avoid red things like red-colored juice. If your child is still bleeding at all from the surgical site, the red color might keep you from noticing. If you notice your child swallowing a lot, that could be a sign of bleeding.

    I hope your LO heals up quickly!

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 9:34 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

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