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Panicked mom after preschooler tonsillectomy

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2018 at 10:12 PM
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So my 3 yr old daughter just had her tonsils and adenoids removed on Thursday. Friday night, we ended up at the er because she just couldn't keep anything down. After a trip to a different er, who just sent us home with a glass of ice water, and several calls to the ent, we ended up at a good hospital who looked her over and promptly admitted her for severe dehydration. Poor baby had been trying to drink and asking for food (which we couldn't give due to not keeping fluids down).
It's now Sunday night. She's much improved, but still refusing to drink at times because she's scared she will vomit again. They are sending us home in the morning if she Co tines to take in fluids. She only had to have pain meds once today.
What has me scared is that we are nearing the 5-10 day mark when the scabs begin to come off. I have read enough horror stories online to give this mom severe panic and anxiety. The drs said she has to stay hydrated because dry throat and dehydration is one major cause of bleeding when the scabs come off. What if I can't get her to drink at home? She refused for several hours here, that's why we had to stay another night. I live 1 HR from the hospital, so it's not a quick trip to get here. I'm so scared and I cannot quit worrying and thinking about it.
Anyone else been thru this with their little? Please please no scary stories, I'm terrified already. No one ever posts about the good experiences, so I'm trying to show myself it's not all bad horror blood filled event
by on Mar. 18, 2018 at 10:12 PM
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Junebaby18
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2018 at 11:50 PM
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My dd had hers out last July. She didn't do too good at first either, but we got her some popsicles and she ate those. It was cold so it numbed her throat and was also hydrating. When she drinks anything, make sure it has plenty of ice so the drink stays super cold.
othermom
by Gold Member on Mar. 19, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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I hope that she is doing better soon and does well at home. My kids have never been through this, but I can imagine how scary it is. Popsicles are a good option if she will eat them. Maybe just asking her to take small sips of drinks at first so she can see that she will hold them down, and increase the amount. Maybe try making ice chips with juice, she might like them.

prdmama82
by Member on Mar. 19, 2018 at 12:31 PM
Oh no! Hope she's feeling better! My youngest (21 months) will be having surgery to just have his adenoids out in a few weeks. He is my 5th child and 1st one to ever have anything like this done (son #3 had ear tubes, but not anything with the throat area). My fear is that he won't drink enough because he doesn't always drink very much as it is. I'll have to make sure I push the fluids and popsicles.
Fayanne
by Member on Mar. 19, 2018 at 5:48 PM

popsicles, slushies, etc.

my dd went through it as an adult, which was worse. Kids are usually more resilient

Tigressarah
by Member on Mar. 19, 2018 at 9:24 PM
We are home from the hospital. Crossing our fingers, scabs should start sloughing off sometime between tomorrow and Sunday. So far, she's drinking on her own now and acting more normal.
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