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Your child may need to stay in the hospital if he or she is younger than 3 years. Your child may also need to stay overnight if he or she has breathing or other health problems. Your child will have throat pain that may last up to 2 weeks. His or her throat pain may be worse in the morning.

Your child has a fever above 102°F (39°C), or a low-grade fever for longer than 2 days. Your child has bright red bleeding from the throat, nose, or mouth, or his or her bleeding gets worse. Your child has stomach pain or is vomiting. Your child has new or worsening symptoms. You have questions or concerns about your child’s condition or care.

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Inform the parents that the child will have some minor discomfort, such as ear pain (especially on swallowing), a sore throat, and voice changes for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

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Most clinicians would not recommend surgery on the pharynx (tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or both) for children who are an anesthetic risk, unless a child has severe upper respiratory tract obstruction.

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No conclusive evidence has been found that a tonsillectomy in itself improves a child’s health by reducing the number of respiratory infections, increasing the appetite, or improving general well-being.

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The main problems that anesthesiologists must consider include when it is safe to send a child with OSA home after tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy and how best to provide postoperative analgesia.

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Medical evidence suggests a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy will probably make an important difference in the health and well-being of the child.

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Generally, in children, at least four attacks a year for 2 years is the minimum indication for tonsillectomy.

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Children usually require general anesthesia for drainage, and a tonsillectomy may also be performed.

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Tonsillectomy in children under 3 years of age.

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old child immediately after a tonsillectomy necessitates reporting and follow-up care? a.

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Clinical practice guideline: tonsillectomy in children.

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  • My daughter just had her tonsils and abnoids removed on August 20th and it’s been terrible for me I feel so bad for my baby but I knew she needed it to make her feel better

  • It’s really strange hearing all of this because I got mine and it was super easy to get. They looked at mine and just said I should get it out. Got it done within a month, pain meds were easy, recovery has been pretty much fine other than one complication the day after my surgery.

  • I just got my tonsils adenoids removed and turbinates reduced 3 days ago I love eating and I’m struggling to drink my “meal “ shakes I lose my appetite and end up not even getting through half of it i just want to eat ramen. CAN I EAT RAMEN YET???���� someone answer ASAP plz I’m hungry

  • Got mine out about a week ago. I’m 14. Everything went fine the first day, second day we had to call 911 and I had to go to the ER because a blood vessel burst in the right side of my neck. They cauterized it fairly quickly after they had to give me 2 IVs because my blood pressure dropped. Other than that, I have had no issues. It’s been a week since my second surgery and I’m able to eat chips at this point. I’m back on regular foods!

  • My daughter got her tonsils and adenoids out at 3. She had multiple ER trips for common colds for steroids to open her airways. We had a sleep study and it showed mild sleep apnea. The recovery was tough (especially night meds), but now 3 years post surgery she’s doing amazing. We struggled on making the decision, but it’s been the best decision and we are so glad we did it. She sleeps so much better and handles colds and sickness so much better.

  • I’m so scared and stress The more I think about it I cry I have a five-year-old that needs his tonsils adenoids removed he already having problems and I think this will really help but I’m so scared and stressed I just feel like crying my eyes out because I don’t want my son to go through any type of pain ������������ I love this video it was very helpful and I just pray that the surgery goes good and he have relief after the surgery I always wanted to know what causes the tonsil and adenoids to have to be removed

  • I’m currently on day 5 and I’m basically recovered. The scabs are still there and there is pain but it’s manageable just with paracetamol. (IF I keep up with food and sip water all the timethe pain comes back when I have a day where I eat less and drink less)

    And everyone’s going to say it’s because I got luckyit isn’t. It’s because I forced myself through literal tears to eat 3 full meals a day (solid, scratchy food) from day 1 (kebab, toast, breaded chicken and salad, fruit salads etc). This has meant large scabs never formed, I haven’t become malnourished like everyone else seems to so my body is healing faster and I haven’t acted like someone who is unwell. Being unwell is massively down to mind setMake sure you have a bath or shower everyday (have someone supervise you if you are on heavy meds, or at least leave the door open), make the effort to get out of bed and move around (walk the dog, chill in the garden, socialise with your family). It’s going to be hard (May feel impossible) doing this for the first couple of days but if you push yourself beyond your old pain threshold then you will half your recovery

    YouTube is on my phone so if you have any questions about the experience, literally anything please ask and I will probably rely quite fast

  • My 4yo was diagnosed with obstructed apnea and the way you described your son it’s my son’s symptoms!! Finally, he’s gonna have both procedures tomorrow (3/12/2020). THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your experience, I didn’t know what to expect AT ALL! but you just gave me something to hold on and how to handle the recovery part. I hope your kiddo it’s perfectly fine now. ��

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  • Omg ur so funny. My twin girls are 3 and finished the surgery, we are on day 6 & since day 3 they refuse and they haven’t been taking medicine. They just won’t! But thankfully they are eating and drinking fine.
    You described everything perfectly!

  • I just got my tonsils removed yesterday and it’s pretty difficult to sleep tbh but I think that’s ok, I was kinda the same as Jack so thanks as this video

  • My 5 year old has his remove he did pretty good didn’t complain much and my 2 years also had his done last month he was miserable for the first 2 days and then he was back to normal as long he had his pain medicine on time he was fine so I always made sure he always had his medicine on time

  • Thank u so much! My 4yr old will be getting this done in January. He too breath holds, snores and bags under his eyes. U have made me feel so much better. Thank u

  • Day 1: it’s fine
    Day 2: oh shit it’s not fine what the hell
    Day 3: h
    Day 4: a little better
    Day 5: barely any better
    Day 6: ow
    I’ll update this later since it’s only been 6 days

  • My son just had his removed a few months ago. He’s 5 as well, so hard, but he’s doing so much better and now can talk clearing and more importantly breath SO much better!

  • I’m 46 and I had them removed 3 weeks ago plus I had an my adenoids shave down. It wasn’t as bad as I thought, heard, watched, or read. I had oxy with tylenol combo for pain, some magic syrup to numb my throat. If I took the pain meds every 4 hours or 6, I had little to no pain only discomfort. I really just drank Glucerna and drinkable yogurt for 4 days after surgery and room temperature water. The ice cold water, popsicles, ice chips made me feel worse. Week 3 and a couple of days I just feel some discomfort with certain foods like peanut butter it gets stuck and I have to drink something to wash it down. I stopped taking the pain meds about a week after surgery. My doctor gave me Prednisone liquid, a steroid for swelling. That was the worst the liquid tasted horrible, get the tablet it’s small and doesn’t hurt. All and all I’m happy I did it. Having chronic tonsillitis was so bad to the point that I went to emergency 3 times in one day I also had a panic attack the 2nd time, it felt like I was drowning in saliva and I started vomiting I could not keep fluids down at all. They kept sending me home with antibiotics until the 3rd emergency room doctor gave me prednisone.

  • I had my tonsils and adenoids removed and tubes in my ears at the age of 28 (last year). I should’ve had it as a kid. I had chronic ear infections and chronic illness most of my life. What finally pushed the decision over the edge was me being diagnosed with sleep apnea. It was excruciating! The dr warned me that the recovery is worse for adults. And he was NOT exaggerating. For 2 straight weeks I was in bed and ate nothing but mashed foods and popsicles. I can only imagine watching one of my babies go through it. However, WAY TO GO for advocating for Jack and doing what was best for him. AND for looking so gorgeous while sleep deprived! Haha. Honestly, I wish my parents had advocated for me and I could’ve had the surgery as a child. It could’ve saved me years and years of illness and improved my quality of life. You did a great thing for Jack!

  • Thank you so much our op is on 12 August =, and i’m dreading it this helped me to kind of prepare a bit more, Jack & Matthew are the same age I started watching your videos because our sons are soooooo smilier. Feel better Jack

  • I’m on my 7th day and the worst days to me were day 4 and 5. For the first couple of days i didn’t eat anything apart from tiger bread. From then on it get lot easier as from day 3 to 5 I ate soups, pastas and super noodles. From the 6th day I have been eating pretty good, having toast, a pasty and a tiny bit of fish and smiley face chips last night

  • My son got his tonsils out at 3 1/2. He had really bad sleep apnea. The surgery is horrible!!!!but post surgery his health is so much better!!! He even had a crazy growth spurt. His speech improved. And most importantly he could breath.

  • Both my children had their tonsils and adenoids removed. They would get frequent throat infections and ear infections and their tonsils were huge. They were both 3 when they were removed. However, my experience was not scary my daughter was okay. My son ate a burger that same day and didnt look like he had surgery. I believe everyone may have a very different experience with this, but it was life changing my daughter never got sick again and sleeps better and my son does as well.

  • We are having the surgery on the 4th my son is almost 4. Thank you for sharing what to expect. Once you little guys sleep was improved did you see better behavior during the day and less irritability?

  • My three year old daughter is getting hers removed next week and I’m super nervous about it. Thank you for sharing this video ❤️❤️

  • My daughter had surgery a week ago she got both Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Surgery and she is now starting to have ear pain through out the day? Its really bad. Did your son have ear pain? And if so how would you treat his pain?

  • Ugh. SO HARD.
    Difficult to make these big decisions on behalf of a child especially when it involves pain…but looking at the long term, improvement in his breathing/sleep from now through adulthood, the health benefits seem clear and will positively impact his quality of life.
    Current problems with opioids have caused issues with how they are dispensed/prescribed…it can be very daunting for families dealing with a loved one in pain. I am shocked you had such difficulty getting Jack the pain relief he needed post-op; I live in southern Ontario and find it concerning.

  • Poor little one!!! Glad he is doing better! Good job mama �� My boy had tubes put in last year. Because we live in Québec but his family doctor works in a clinic in Ottawa we couldn’t get to see a ENT because everybody was going back and forth and throwing the ball at eachother and there was a bunch of communication issues between his clinic and the hospital near our house. By the time he got his surgery, he had had 21 ear infections and he was only 2 1/2 years old! Very frustrating as a parent to see your child in pain and not being abble to do anything about it. Waiting time in our ER’s are anywhere from 24 to 48 hours.

  • Outstanding and informative video! You have a relaxing and calming voice! ASMR-like!! ���� I had mine removed at 34 due to chronic strep and a chronic abscessed tonsil that required draining (always the left tonsil that pain was always excruciating). My recovery was very tough as my dr had to remove more tissue than usual due to lots of scar tissue due to my chronically abscessed tonsil. I can’t reiterate enough as to how important staying hydrated was for me. I literally kept bottles and bottles of water on both night stands and forced myself to drink water, despite the intense pain. Hydrocodone didn’t touch my pain. I couldn’t eat either, but forcing the liquids helped in the long run. Also, my dr at the time suggested chewing chewing gum as a way to both stimulate saliva (which stimulated swallowing sensations to aid in recovery) and it also helped relax my tense jaw muscles. You rarely see this suggestion, but I always tell others! ��. Chew gum!! It helps����. Also, as others have stated, while the recovery was tough me for, I don’t regret it at all!! My life has been so much better having very few throat problems after the surgery. I should have done it sooner.

  • My oldest son got his adenoids and tonsils out at 6 and it was no big deal for him. He never even wanted an ice pop, he ate spaghetti on night one. My middle son only had his adenoids out and tubes in when he was 5 and the recovery was absolutely brutal. It was 17 days of of hell. We had to go back to the surgeon 3 times and he said it didn’t make any sense for him to be suffering so much when he didn’t even get his tonsils out. Now that we’re 5 years out, they both snore again.

  • I have so many emotions about this video. Firstly, thank you SO much for making this and sharing your story! I’m horrified, we just went through some appointments at our local(ish) hospital to possibly remove Arthur’s (5 at the time) tonsils. They made it out to be such a routine surgery, it was to be performed by the GP. He had a single illness in his entire life that presented with enlarged tonsils. Because the local hospital is in the US (cost covered by our provincial health because there is no nearby Canadian hospital) I couldn’t help but feel like this was a cash grab. I ended up messaging my cousin who is an ENT who advised against it. When we went to the pre op appointment, the Doc said he may or may not need it, but it was up to me as mum! I had no idea recovery was so rough, they made it sound like a day or two of pudding and popsicles! We declined the surgery, but I never had any idea how serious it could be!

  • I’m glad he’s feeling better. Knock on wood we haven’t had to go thru this. Our boys aren’t prone to getting sick. Jack is 5 and has had one mild ear infection and strep once. Joe (almost 3) hasn’t had either. Sam is 8 months and hasn’t had anything more than a snotty nose. I hope it stays that way.
    Joe did have surgery when he was 10 months old that we could’ve waited a little longer but no regrets, hernia and undescended testicle. It was stressful sending him back and during surgery but he recovered like a champ. They said to try to keep him from doing too much. He was back to crawling around that evening and never slowed down.

  • Jack is such a sweet boy. I had the surgery in 1990 and my mom took me to see NKOTB that summer ❤ I hate lots of pudding, jello, popsicles. My mom was also a nurse so I think she managed everything pretty well. I WOULD BE AN EFFING MESS IF IT WERE ME NOW �� Youre doing a great job ❤

  • I got my tonsils removed 4 days ago, I kinda need help bcs I cant eat alot of sweet things and I would really like some salty food. What Can i eat?

  • I had a TON of ear infections and upper respiratory infections as an infant, toddler, etc and had tonsils and adenoids out at 5 and was sent home with no pain meds. Mine were cauterizedhad steak and a baked potato that night. I wanted nothing to do with anything else aside from slushies, apparently. My voice changed a LOT, my strep infections, snoring, and other infections decreased, but I STILL got/get them. My recovery was NOTHING. Had I been checked at 5 and my actual issue had been caught I maybe would be less symptomatic now as an adult. They assumed normal kid stuffI actually have a primary immune deficiencyplease look into it if he picks up infections againan ENT RARELY catches it and a pediatrician will not. But, they can run the labs to check levels. Just something to keep in the back of your mind. A clinical immunologist is who treats/diagnoses it.

  • The only thing I remember about my surgery with tonsils, adnoids and tubes in my ears, was the pain. The doctor only prescribed me enough for 2 days. And being 6 years old, I couldn’t speak or eat. But my best friend was crushed ice. Mom made sure I had Sprite and I’ve pops to help. She mentioned that the pain at night wasn’t that bad when she would give me an Advil. But it helped me with sleep, as an adult now, I’m very thankful she did it.

  • I dont remember much from my childhood but i do remember the pain from getting my tonsils out. It was awful
    My son on the other hand was eating spagetti 4 hrs after surgery! Go figure! Glad to hear Jack is on the mend!

  • most painful procedure, hurt so much to eat, felt like the worst sore throat. But 8 years later and I don’t regret it at all, I never get sick!

  • It’s interesting to me, because I had my tonsils out at 5 years old (I am 73 yrs now!). I still remember it was tough waking up with that throat! But so much better having it done at a young age. They wouldn’t take out my son’s tonsils when young, even though his throat was so blocked. He ended up having them out as an adult. Rough!

  • I had my tonsils and adenoids out in 2000 when I was 3 due to snoring mixed with mouth breathing. My parents definitely said that it made a difference and I haven’t snored or had any breathing uses at night since. I’ve also had tubes in my ears about 3 times due to chronic ear infections and super waxy ears. The tube surgeries I remember and they weren’t bad at all. I’m glad that Jack is on the mend and that you already notice a difference.

  • Hi Amanda, wow this is a heavy story. I see totally why you guys made the decision to go ahead w it & so happy Jack has finally gotten to a better place painwise.
    The part of the story I didn’t understand was why your Dr didn’t have someone covering for him in his absence. In the US, the Board of Medicine would call this abandonment. Wondering if he did have coverage & the other Dr didn’t feel comfortable prescribing but if that were the case, the covering Dr would have to either contact your Dr or get you help in some other way. Pardon if I misunderstood something. In any case, I’m glad you all got thru it & it sounds like Jack will be much better for it����

  • I haven’t watched in a while (YouTube break) so I had no idea you’d sold your house and bought a new one! Congrats! I just caught up and watched your whole moving playlist (Loved that)! Now onto this vid, so glad you guys got through the surgery and that jack is on the mend! Thank you for sharing.

  • I’m glad he came through ok! He’s such a cutie! And yes, you need a day or two alone to recharge. The constant up and down emotions are just horrible when your child isn’t well. Stace.

  • I live close to where you do and I’ve heard of parents recommending a smaller hospital like Fergus if you need to go to the ER. Often they have shorter wait times.

  • Hello.. I had my tonsils removed 2 days ago.. my doctor said I should drink cold sprite, water and ice cream.. but am a little scared for my body.. I have pain all over and I feel weak most of the times is that normal? And is it okay for the body not to experience warm food for a long time.

  • You are going to be so glad that you did this for Jack. He will be a much happier boy. The lack of oxygen, that sleep apnea renders on a person, causes one to live in a fog. The person experiencing this cannot think clearly and presents with a lack of energy. Jack is going to think more clearly and his physical energy will be tireless til the sun goes down. I speak from experience. You did right by your little boy. Good Job, Mom!

  • My son was supposed to get his done when he was 3 but I went too deep into the web with war stories and chickened out now he is 6 almost 7 and had to go back to ENT and he is back on a list to get them out again I’m terrified

  • One of my boys had their tonsils and adenoids removed when they were 5. So worth it. I ended up having mine out 10 years ago when I was 35 due to said child being a strep carrier. I was getting strep throat monthly and it was awful. I will say the recovery for me was BRUTAL! I’ve had 2 c-sections with both of my boys and I would have another c-section recovery over a tonsillectomy recovery!! It was absolute agony and torture. Horrific!!

  • Ohh yes I know what you are going through. My daughter went through that age. One of many doctors said oh my does she sounds like that all the time. I hated when I needed to go in for the surgery with him. Eek.

  • Glad to hear Jack is feeling better. It’s so hard to see our kids in pain. Thank you for sharing your experience. I may have to cross this bridge with my middle son, he has poor sleep habits due to snoring and mouth breathing as do I. I will be making an appointment to get the ENT’s advice. Xoxox��

  • Oof. That recovery journey is rough. I had mine removed when I was 19 and I was the one who fought to have them out. I was moving out going to college and I couldn’t handle being sick every month any more. It really sucked for a good two weeks but man I’m glad I had it done. Fast forward to my first son… he had to have a cleft palate repaired at ten months. It was so hard seeing him have to go through all of that. Luckily we got to stay at the hospital until he was able to take on fluids but man it was rough. Sending big hugs to you and the family.

  • Do you have any liquid foods to recommend that do not have milk (I’m one of those people who get horrible phlegm from it) and citric acid? I also have celiac disease. The best thing I’ve gotten down so far is literal baby food.

  • My granddaughter had this done when she was a bit younger than Jack. She snored terribly, was a mouth breather and had constant sinus infections. It was awful. I had always thought this surgery was a breeze since it was considered ‘routine’ by so many but man, was the recovery brutal. I honestly thought it was maybe she just had a rough recovery until I saw what Jack went through. Same thing here. They lived with us at the time and the night time med routine was absolutely horrific. I know that seems crazy to say but when you said Jack was shaking with pain, she was too. It was getting the meds in her, once in, they could do their job but the poor babies had to swallow! Having said all that the surgery was a game changer for her health wise so hoping the same for Jack!

  • Im on my second day and its so hard to eat! Ive been taking my pain medication on an empty stomach and i really regret that my stomache was hurting like crazy

  • It was probably a bad idea to only watch this video on day 6 after surgery. Especially because I’ve been completely sailing past all the recommended foods. Does explain why I’ve been in so much pain though. Guess I’ll go make some mac and cheese…

  • I am glad that you and your baby boy are doing better. I have a little boy, who is almost 5 and can’t imagine how I will do in your situation. And thank God kids are like bouncy balls, they recover quickly and is like nothing happened.

  • Amanda, we had the same experience when our son had his done. He did it in April. And he is doing so well and sleep so good. Hope Jack is doing good and you are almost there

  • This actually makes me feel better about having my tonsils out when I was 9 in the 70’s. I always wish they hadn’t done it. But, at age 3 I almost died of pneumonia. I’ve always had breathing issues. I’m thinking now it was probably good after all. I drink food grade bentonite clay every day. It helps carry away excess mucus during allergy season.

  • I’m on day 5 now of my tonsillectomy and turbinate thinning recovery and day one and two was PURE PAIN for me. I crieeeed. Popsicles did NOT help me. Really, anything cold hurt me more, but i pushed through it because i was determined not to have a bad recovery. I also switched between drinking aloe vera juice and water as i read that aloe vera can be very helpful. My ENT prescribed a strong pain med followed with ibuprofen and tylenol. The tylenol did NOT touch the pain. I was crying for 4 hours because i was afraid to take anything else in that time frame and overdose lol. So afterwards, i just switched between the strong pain pill and ibuprofen. I’ve been in and out of sleep, but am now only taking ibuprofen for pain as i didnt feel the strong pill is necessary anymore. I’ve even had 2 scabs fall off on day 4. Completely non painful for me. I enjoyed eating fried chicken legs, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, pudding, jello, and applesauce today and over the past few days! Pain is pretty non existent now, but i am still very cautious about how i move my mouth.

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  • Man I gotta get this surgery soon and I’m scared now helppp

    Edit: I got them taken out and it’s true It hurts and feels weird to talk but I’m fine ig other then that! It really hurts to swallow and you become dehydrated really easy but just remember to take your medicine and eat whenever you can

  • Its 10:58 pm and tomorrow’s sunday. I get my tonsils out on sunday I’m happy right now but I know when I get there I’m gonna be super nervous. I have to wake up at 5:30 to get their at 6:30

  • I don’t know if anyone else did the same, but I ate a lot of salty bacon because of the strong taste. It drove the bad taste away for half an hour or so.

  • I removed my tonsils 8 years before and i felt good, my symptoms are gone, so I believe we have to take care it in early stage because in the late stage it can get chronic inflammation which can cause other diseases like ear infection or other throat infections

  • I removed age adenoid and tonsillectomy my 5years old son 21 days ago every thing is normal but ear discharge still occur after the surgery I need help

  • i got my tonsils removed on semptember 5th 2019 and my throat is still hurting after 5 days and the doctor said it would kick for about a week and i have 1 more day until school and spit comes up every time I keep my mouth closed and sometimes i wake up with a mouth full of spit please tell me why this is happening.Also i have this pain medicine that i have to take every four hourrs and at 7:30pm i used the bathroom and my nose was just running.!!please help!!

  • My son 9 years old he got surgery two month before I don’t know why He has still cold nd nose block Same before surgery nd after surgery. If anyone happens like this??? And how long it will take time to recover??

  • Day 1 Had surgery felt fine later that day PAIN
    Day 2 Owwwww it hurts to drink and eat
    Day 3 ;-; hurts so much
    Day 4 still hurts
    Day 5 a tiny bit better
    Day 6 Better a bit more but still hurts a lot
    Day 7 Hurts a lot still
    Day 8 Christmas is here a little better still hurts
    Day 9 gets better more and more for the next few days
    My story

  • Same experience with my daugther. She was 7 when she had surgery and those 10 -12 days where extremely hard. And like you said, nights were the hardest (night terrors too). We are happy with the results; those terrible 10 days were worth it.

  • Just got my adenoids removed this Tuesday. Throat hurts alot. Should I be swallowing my saliva because I’ve been having alot more than usual, or do I spit it out? Is it possible that I choke on my saliva? Is it normal that I can’t open my mouth very wide without weird pain? And how long will it take for my throat to stop hurting?

  • It’s currently day 5 for me. Yesterday (day 4) hurt like a bih. All I reccomend is drinking the medicine they prescribe on time. That’s all that’s keeping me good at the moment. I can’t really eat anything only like popsicles.

  • Day 1Man i got from surgery i felt great
    day 2 oooooowwww my neck oooowww my throat it hurts everywhere in my throat
    Day 3 ok its getting better
    Day 4 runny nose
    Day 5 blood from nose
    Day 6 nothing i dont feel it
    Day 7 did i get in operation
    Day 8 it hurting a bit
    Dat 9 i hope doctor says eat anything you want
    this is my experience this is day 9 for me ��
    (Edit): oh yeah i got surgery from adenoid i couldn’t breathe from my nose very well before i got to operation ��

  • Such a hard recovery!!! I wish I had mine out when I was little but they didn’t take them out. Finally after lots of sickness and become immune to antibiotics of one sort I finally got mine out at 24 years old! Very thankful. Least he is all better now ox

  • My daughter had the same op and she was awake through the op and they only noticed when she went cardiac failure! The recovery was really hard for us but my son had the same op and his was much easier x

  • I had to get my baby’s adenoids removed and he got grommets when he was only 6 MONTHS old. It was so traumatising, but his health improved so much totally worth it

  • Day1 it hurtssss so much����was drinking a lot of Gatorade and cold water but it still hurtsss
    Day2i can’t get up nor i can sallow eat or anything..the medication itching and burning my throat..
    day3i gave up on life…argh it really hurts i kept chocking on my saliva..and there was a smell that was bothering me..(foreshadows what happens the next day)
    Day4 i vomited �� blood and something else yellow all day and it frikinggg hurtsss took a bath and finally went to sleep woke up and was chocking on my saliva tried some apple sauce it was okay����‍♀️i think
    Day5 I’m just spitting out my saliva and my throat hurts 95% now I’m trying to sleep..
    Day6 my mom took me to get the lightest soup(chicken soup)and i got sprite..it’s okay to have sprite..but anyways as usual it n
    Hurt meh throat. Can’t sleep nor eat..the soup was just fine so i think u should try it during recovery make sure it’s not too hot ��
    Day6 mom brought me some gum and some other things..it still is hurting but I’m at least trying to talk
    Day7 got my period way to early…got a slushy.. was able to finish it but holding my mom hands.. and take another nap also used the bathroom ���� i also lost a lot of weight i went from 94p-89 and my height is still the same 4”11 ����..but can’t wait until us donee and get me some pizza
    day8 tired af-I’m not done still going..

  • Thank you for sharing so much! We have a snoring 2 1/2 year old that has sleep apnea. Do you recommend a humidifier to help with the night dryness?

  • My throat really hurts. It hurts real bad even if I just swallow saliva. Is it tonsils??
    Also I never had surgery for tonsils(if it is) but it kept going away and then coming back, usually once a year. Is that normal?

  • We are going to get my sons surgery tomorrow morning. Your sons sleeping before hand is near exact what my son sounds like. I’m hopeful ❤️

  • I’m 11 I’m having a tonsil and adnoid ectomy friday!! I have obstructive sleep apnea. I will quiet often not be able to breath. I also can’t get a air through my nose ��

  • Having been through surgeries as an adult and a kid (only oral surgery as a kid), and watching/caring for my partner through some brutal surgeries, I’ve concluded that pain management is an art and there are more options out there than just morphine to help cope with the pain (beyond the tylenol/ibuprofen regime). He was too early on to be only on Tylenol and Ibuprofen in my non doctor opinion and was put through unnecessary pain and you through unnecessary worry b/c they didn’t manage his pain well. If it is a surgeon and the patient is post op in the first days, they should have an on-call backup doctor and nurse line for you to call. I understand your doc is human but he didn’t 1. provide you with an alternative in case of emergency except the ER and then didn’t provide adequate pain mgmt. Sounds rough on him and you. Lesson out of this is to always ask the surgeon who to call with questions related to the surgery and what to do if there is a pain spike. You were smart to hit the ER but if you could go home and manage then also smart to leave b/c it sounded like a busy night. Shivering can happen too from anesthesia clearing but if he was shivering from the pain it was def not managed well. (not by you but by the prescribing doctor). I personally wouldn’t want to just take ibuprofen and Tylenol after having my sinuses roto-rootered and tonsils sliced out. Sounds so painful. Good that you got him to drink and eat and I remember he loves sausages from a lunch box making video and so getting him to eat pieces of that was prob the best thing you could do once he could handle it with the eggs. Sounds like he had the typical routine recovery otherwise and I’m sure it had to be weird to have normal silent sleep sounds. I have sleep apnea off and on so I would love to be a silent sleeper. He looked kinda blasé’ at the end interview about it all and prob wants to just forget about it all now. Remembering is probably freaky and scary for him. When you talked to him about the going to the hospital and had him repeat it back to you, that was perfect to be sure he understands. Saying it won’t hurt=mom lies. lol! He’s a smart little dude and knew there was something to be worried about but trusted you to care for him which was sweet so he didn’t panic.You don’t look worse for the wear honestly and if anything it looks like the poor pain plan by the doc freaked you out a lot b/c you were feeling so out of control of comforting your baby. Normal response but def would have a discussion with the surgeon after the fact saying that this didn’t cut it and asking if jack needed something stronger what they might have had to offer. He might just have a lower pain tolerance too but I doubt it. Sounded like a normal response to the surgery with no major pain relief treatment. I’ve had post op pain that wasn’t managed. They can give kids ketamine as a short term solution to high pain but it’s inpatient. If it’s a longer term treatment I’m guessing he could have had something in the mid range pain management range like tramadol. I’m not sure if little kids can take that though. Def ask though for future reference in case he ever needs another surgery or has an accident and needs treatment so you know what to give him if needed (hopefully you’ll never need to know).

  • You don’t take out anything in your body! It’s important and dose something important in your body. It’s there for a reason and let’s figure out what’s making them swell!!

  • You should’ve looked at the latest research. ENTs aren’t caught up on the latest research and will only recommend the thing that makes them the most money (charging your insurance company for your surgery). ie They don’t always have your best intentions in mind. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-tonsil-adenoid-respiratory-allergic-infectious.html https://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-09-children-adenoids-upper-respiratory-infections.html Tonsils make t-cells and play a role in the immune system. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-03-tonsils-cells.html

  • I’m on day 5 and I’m so hungry with zero appetite for the soft foods. I’m nauseous just thinking about popsicles and mashed potatoes. I’m surprised I haven’t turned into apple sauce. Desperate for someone to tell me I can eat regular food.

  • I’m on day 2 almost day 3 and I’m better of sleeping trough through the pain I’m eating little amount of mashed potato ice cream popsicles I spend most of my day I spend most of the day in bed

  • Wow I can’t believe they had to stay in recovery for like 5 hours. I was unconscious for an hour, out in 30 minutes after that. I woke up and my first question was can I move, can I get dressed? And they made me wait like 10 minutes to be able to stand.

  • I’m getting mine in 4 days!!!! currently freaking out I’m 27 and I’m very confused because my ENT sent over some prescriptions like amoxicillin and a steroid.It is the weekend and can’t get a hold of him. Does anybody happen to know if I am supposed to take a steroid and antibiotics before surgery?

  • I had my tonsils out when I was 17, so about a year ago. Within days I was eating normal food and even at the time my favorite snack(hot Cheetos I just chewed them down to almost nothing.) The reason I bring this up is because he said cold things like ice cream and popsicles would help but I found the warm food helped the pain and tenderness in my throat as cold made it feel worse more tight/constricted. I hope this possibly helps someone that felt the same as me.

  • Cold liquids / food sent the pain level to a 15 for me.. luke warm room temp water worked better.. even the liquid pain med sent it into a painful swallow… if you could just put people in a 9 day coma.. that would be the best

  • Jett had foot surgery at 1 for webbed toes and an extra toe removal. He had night terrors for several days post op.
    He sounds different. Sweet boy! Xoxo

  • 33 years old at day 5 after tonsilectomy. Besides the fact i feel like I’m swallowing a bunch of thumb tacks everytime i swallow my own saliva, I get terrible headaches throughout the day. I could barely speak right after surgery but I got through eating plain vanilla ice cream and bread 12 hours after surgery. I only allowed myself to be discharged from the hospital at day 3 and throughout the time I was on I.V and paracetamol as pain killers.
    Day 4 and day 5 is when I’m attacked with terrible headache and pain in the throat, I was mainly on some gargling liquid and deflam for the throat, no pain killers. I forced myself with some spiced porridge (hurts after), fishball soup (best choice with zero pain and some chewing exercise), chocolate sundae (routine from day 2 onwards, chocolate helps improve appetite and sorta coats the throat for more solid food afterwards like bread making swallowing more bearable, I find chocolate drink to work just aswell). Today my headache got so bad I took some paracetamol and within minutes I felt a whole lot better. No more headaches and much more bearable pain at the throat.
    Some positives after day 5, I start noticing everytime I was my mouth( like gargling with tap water and brushing without toothpaste), scabs start to come off. The more I wash off the scabs, I notice I can open my mouth bigger and feel my jaws alittle bit more relaxed after, talking gets better as well.
    Other positives to note, my sleep quality is alot better as I feel I get enough oxygen into my body when I sleep (no more sleep apnea and I actually get my REM sleep). I’m back to light workouts (chinups only but I keep it before I reached my push limit).
    In a nutshell, take ice cream before any solids to numb the throat, wash your mouth all the time, talk less and take some panels if you gave bad headaches. Hope this helps

  • my son have pain he didnt drink icecream juice nothing just 2 or 3 sip. all the time pain today is day 5 after surgery.doctr didnt give any painkiller ��

  • I just got mine out about 5 days ago and it really hurts and emotional but I am feeling better and better everyday and know I am looking at video so I know when I can eat chick fla chicken sandwich and Popeyes chicken sandwich so yeah ��

  • 45 years old I was eating chicken burgers within hrs of surgery. I was told to eat some roughage as it helps clean the area where the tonsils were. I was told by doctor to eat as normal apart from hot, spicy or sharps foods like chips. I ate toast the following morning and each day after. At times it was like swallowing glass. I’m at day 4 now and feeling not too bad although I’m still medicated. I had a banana smoothie this morning but I did a soft salt rinse after it as the milk makes your throat feel more mucusy. I’ll try eat some toast soon. Wish me luck ��

  • Sir do people after tonsillectomy have gluten and casein intolerance after 2 to 5 years, what is the long term health effect ofctonsil removal.

  • I’ve had my adenoids, tonsils and something from my ears (dont know theedical term) removed when I was five. All I can remember is eating tons of ice cream and staying at home for a really long time with my nanny. Now I wonder what my mother’s perspective is.

  • I had mine removed as a child and it was a game changer too… I used to get strep monthly and now I hardly ever get it. My mom was a nurse though so she wasn’t stressed therefore I wasn’t stressed… glad he’s on the mend and I hope it continues to reap the benefits of having them removed!

  • Sir I had tonsillectomy on 8th January 2020 still its 1 March 2020 item already 2 month but still I can feel the pain? Why soo.?

  • Thank you for the explanationon on whey a child or aldult would get their tonsils removed along with the andenoids when it comes to sleep apnea. I was going to go against the ENT on my 7 year old to have the tonsils removed in addition to the andenoid but my son does have sleep apnea (88%). I’ll have a sleep apnea test done as well after we take care of him. Everything was explained very well, thanks again!

  • I am on day 5 and the only thing I can eat is scrabled eggs, no salt… Just shredded cheese.
    Also… I am getting slimmer �� godbye man-tits

  • For those who have undergone the surgery kindly I would love to know if it affects your talking coz my work involves communication and I can’t handle 3weeks of not being able to communicate/work.
    Feed back will really be appreciated, thanks.

  • The minute you said what surgery he was having, I immediately remembered him having a lot of ENT infections. I am very sorry that you had to go through all of the hardship, but I am very happy to know that he is going to be alright. Keep looking into the future and may be you will find a granny Amanda comforting her grown children about their children and assuring them that “This too shall pass”

  • I had my tonsillectomy on 30th December 2019 and today is January 1st 2020. I started speaking immediately when I woke up from general anesthesia and I can already drink and eat soft and liquid food. I think I’m doing pretty well and I’m hoping for a speedy recovery:)

  • When I was 12 years old many years ago I had my tonsils and adenoids removed. I had to miss school for a full week. I remember waking up after the surgery and I was a little sore. It was my very first time getting surgery done. My parents were actually surprised that I was able to talk after the surgery was done. After a few hours in recovery I was told I could go home. For the remainder of the recovery time I had at home I was in a lot of pain. I had pain that I felt from my ears throat and neck. My doctor said that that’s normal of course. I was only allowed to eat and drink soft foods like milkshakes, smoothies, slurpees, mashed potatoes, and ice cream that’s pretty much what I ate and drank for the whole week. Then after the week was over I was pretty much back to my normal routine. Except I couldn’t participate in gym class for a week when I went back to school. My doctor said that my tonsils were definitely huge. I guess it’s a good thing they were removed.

  • I’m almost on week 2. I still can’t eat literally anything. Food tastes disgusting to me and my pain medicine isn’t working. They gave me a steroid but I don’t notice any difference. And I noticed there’s a HUGE hole in my skin on my right side where my tonsil used to be.

  • Shame man Amanda, you guys really went through a tough time, but from here on, things will improve. So grateful Dean was off & was with you. Praying Jack has a speedy recovery.
    Greetings from South Africa

  • I got this 6 days ago and it still hurts very bad not to help I have a cold so all the mucus is stuck in my throat and I can’t clear it because it hurts so bad it said it should heal in 3-5 days but mine didn’t this pain hurts so bad. When I swallow it feels like my throat is so small and it is painful idk what to do

  • I got my tonsils out last week now my scabs are falling out is it normal for a scab to fall out and it to bleed a little then form a ball of blood? I don’t know how to explain it but it looks like a ball of blood. It’s not bleeding anymore

  • Day 5 post surgery: 22 years old, still hurts when I first wake up, after pain meds I’m pretty good to gingerly eat soft things. Mainly been eating popsicles and ice cream and sleeping all the time. I’m starving 24/7 lol and have lost some weight. The gyms gonna be rough when I get back into it

  • Nice Video clip! Excuse me for the intrusion, I would love your thoughts. Have you considered Conrayden Surveillance Equalizer (probably on Google)? It is an awesome one of a kind product for discovering the cure for tonsil stones minus the headache. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my close friend Aubrey finally got amazing results with it.

  • And one more thing, when i was staying home with my dad my called and asked if i had had my pain meds, he said, “what pain meds?” so i went a week with no pain meds, ooops

  • I’m 41, and on day 3 now after removal, hurts a lot. hurts to eat, drink etc. I’m really hoping I don’t need to sneeze for the next week. this is so painful. I thought I was ready lol.

  • Wow my daughter gets bad throat infections in the winter and shes almost 10 i was gonna get the surgery maybe i will rethink that.

  • I’m here my son’s 1st day after having his tonsils and adenoids removed. He’s 7 and had obstructive sleep apnea. It’s been rough but I know it’ll be worth it. ��

  • So from what I’m hearing it’s okay to have Alfredo �� I’m on day five and I’m been forcing myself to eat at least 3 times a day as days go by I kinda push myself to eat something different that’s soft and easy to eat.

  • Thank you so much that realy helps me out on what to eat and what not to eat because I have herd eat this or eat that and some other people are saying don’t eat eat that and don’t eat this but this video has made things less confusing so thank you.������

  • I am in my 4th day and i feel horrible + no one speak about the sudden electric shocks like in the neck that make u cough like crazy I don’t know how to deal with it

  • We had the same issue with pain, our doctor actually prescribed 3 pain meds, Tylenol, Advil & a narcotic if the pain got really bad. We only had to use it a few times.

  • I got mine out about a week ago. I’ve been drinking Ensure because I can’t take my multivitamin or iron supplement (anemia). Man, that stuff is GOOD! Only drinking one a day, but the cold feels SO good on my throat.

  • I’m vegan so I’ve been having coconut ice cream which is WAY better for you anyways! Of course I’m in awful pain, but it’s not much worse than what I’m used to when I used to get strep throat. It’s honestly worth it! This is my 4th day of healing & I’m still in pain of course but I am making sure to drink water. If you guys can’t eat anything like me, try drinking non dairy (or vegan) protein drinks! I’m normally 130, now down to 120 and might lose more weight ):
    But as long as you get your calories up & are drinking water & resting you should be okay. Also using nasal spray to keep everything moist, I’ve noticed I sleep with my mouth open now so it can get dry easily so I keep a humidifier in my room too. Best of luck to those who are still looking to get the procedure done or who are healing along with me!

  • I had my tonsilectomy surgery 12 days ago (2nd of July). I was very strict with my hydration, drinking somewhere between 3-6 litres a day. I worried that it was too much, but I REALLY like water! I would set alarms every 2-3 hours throughout the night to re-hydrate. Those were some of the worst times because it felt like drinking acid, but I forced myself to stick with it. I was told to eat a semi normal diet from the very beginning. My favourite foods were toast with butter and soft veggie based foods. For me, worst part was the ear ache, but I found the best relief was to eat. The oxycodon didn’t seem to help the ears, but it would numb my throat well enough to tolerate food. As a result, I only lost 1kg (2ish pounds) in weight. I think I have been quite lucky, but discipline seems to have been the key. At 28 years old, I no longer snore, and actually need less sleep for the first time ever:).

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  • It’s already my day 5, the inside of my ear hurts like hell and I can’t even drink anything… swallowing even my saliva hurts so much…I don’t wanna eat even though I’m really hungry

  • I got mines off today, literally 5 hours ago and it’s only painful when I swallow. Feels like I’m swallowing glass ��lol but it’s deff pain you can handle, does the pain get better from the first day or worst? Cause if this is the worst, than I can deff handle it

  • I am a 50 yr old female getting ready to have my tonsils removed for very bad snoring and sleep apnea. I am a type 2 diabetic. I plan on buying LOTS of ice from Sonic! Any advice would be welcomed!