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I think my son might have to have surgery...

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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So when my son, Kaden (4) talks, he sounds real nasally(sp?).... and its only gotten worse as hes gotten older. I was told he might have to have his adnoids and tonsils taken out... 


Has anyone else ever gone through this with your child?? What does it involve? Obviously surgery, but what should I expect? 

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dsebastian23
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Yes but not for this reason my DD had obstructive apnea. Or what they call kissing tonsils.

myfoursonsks
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:02 PM

 It is a same day surgery. My youngest son went in to take his adenoids and tonsils out and they ended up only taking his adenoids. When they went to do the surgery, they determined that was the true problem. They try to avoid removing tonsils these days if at all possible. It is an easy recovery to have adenoids removed, but a little more difficult with tonsils.

AngeLnChainZ
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:04 PM

My son had his tonsils and adenoids removed when he was 3 because of constant ear and throat infections along with sleep apnea. Surgery took an hour and half tops we then spent around 4 hours in recovery(He couldn't leave until ate an ice pop or drink some water and he was being stubborn). He was wanting to be up and moving around as soon as we got home I had to make him lay down.His recovery took alittle longer than usual because he had some post-op problems but he was back to his normal self within 2 weeks.


      

LisaRoyNKaden
by Gold Member on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Thanks ladies.. Im just a nervous wreck... 

MisfitInTN
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:07 PM
Ds had his adenoids out at 17 months for frequent ear infections even after tubes
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mackQuin
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:09 PM
It's minor surgery. My kid was back to his normal self by that night. My daughter the next day.
Nothing to really worry about. He'll be fine.
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kiddycat73
by Silver Member on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:12 PM
Did the Dr tell you this? Does he get strep throat a lot? Have you been referred to an ENT?? My son's speech was like that too, and I feared the same. Turns out he has bad allergies. He takes prescription Meds now, and is just fine.
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Neon1980
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:21 PM

My 7 yo DS is having his adenoids and tonsils taken out the 30th of this month.  He has "kissing tonsils" and isn't getting into a deep enough sleep at night (due to the onstruction of his oversized tonsils he isn't getting into REM sleep) to be properly rested during the day.  The ENT told us it is a same day/outpatient surgery and the main issue once released to go home is making sure they stay hydrated.  Give them lots of water and popsicles or whatever they will take to make sure they stay hydrated.  Good luck!  :-)

LisaRoyNKaden
by Gold Member on Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Thank you Neon!!  : )  

 

Kiddycat, yes the dr. told me.... we go back in next week for her decision and then we get referred to a specialist... 

HomeSweetHome77
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM

thats what my niece sounds like all her life. my sister, AS USUAL, does nothing to try and help her kids . she was supposed to have surgery, my sister never took her. which its not life threatening so i dont think i would have either. its scary putting kids to sleep with anesthesia .. !

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