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my almost 2 year old is getting his tonsils and adnoids out on thursday. hoping he bounces back fast. how young were ur kids when they had theirs out or do they still have them? how fast did it take for them to bounce back?

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Asked by goobersmom713 at 10:07 PM on Apr. 24, 2011 in Health

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  • Well my kids still got theirs, but I had mine out when I was 12. It takes no time at all to heal from it. It is a very easy and uncomplicated surgery. Feed him lots of ice cream (helps with the soreness) and soft foods like mashed tators. I can't remember my recovery lasting more than a week, maybe less. GL!!

    Answer by firepony at 10:09 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • My twin boys had to have their tonsils & adnoids removed at 2, as well. Theirs were so big they would stop breathing at night! Kids are resilient & bounce back pretty quickly. Jello, pediasure, frozen juice bars, ice cream or sherbets...these will help aleviate the throat pain. Which really, they didn't seem to have much.

    Answer by specialwingz at 10:30 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Wow, I hope you got a second opinion, they don't usually do that any more unless there is a history of reinfection which isn't responding to other treatments. Plus that seems really young. My sister had hers out at six, but the rest of us still have ours.

    Just FYI, they aren't actually useless. They are part of your throats defense against infection.

    Answer by MyMyOhMy at 11:38 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • My kids still have their tonsils. I remember having mine out and it really hurt!

    Answer by onecuteladybug2 at 2:38 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • my boys and my husband and I all have our tonsils yet I would get a second opinion

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:10 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • @MyMyOhMy - Generally, they don't like to remove them. However, there are times when there is no choice. Such as in my twins. Their tonsils & adnoids were so large, they choked on food & had troubles breathing at night, when the throat relaxes. They suffered with this condition for 18 months as they don't like to put kids under ansthesia who are under the age of 2 if they can help it. It was such a relief not to have them waking up screaming in the night because they'd awakened from not breathing. When sleep apnea occurs from over-sized tonsils & adnoids, then it's time for them to come out. Especially when your child could simply not start breathing again & slip away in the night.

    Answer by specialwingz at 10:57 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I had mine taken out when I was in 2nd Grade.

    Answer by Wish2Be at 7:58 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

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