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My daughter is having her tonsils and adnoids out and when the nurse called me with pre-op information she said something that made sense!
When a child is out of surgery they will be given tylenol with codiene(unless alergic). Normally the regular perscription given is alcohol based thus causing a terrible burning sensation and making it a miserable time for both parent and child. She recommended I call my pharmacist to have them check to see if they could order CAPITAL WITH CODIENE-ORAL SUSPENSION, made by AMARIN PHARMACUTICALS. It is the same as Tylenol with codiene only it is not alcohol based, it will taste bad so put a drop of Hershey,s chocolate or strawberry syrup in it to disguise the taste. Also, ask you doctor if the process is done by laser not cut and stitch method (most likely it is) that is how my daughter procedure will be done (Laser). She is not to eat only ice cream and milk shakes though, they recommended having her chew, chew and chew!!!! Give them gummy bears and gum to chew. Anything they chew will help keep the neck and jaw muscles form tightening up which will lessen the pain, not the soarthroat sensation, but the neck and jaw pain. I found that this was more than I knew before today and glad I know a week before her surgery so I will try all these methods and I will give an update on her outcome.
Hope this helps anyone else. I heard the recovery is realllly bad and you will have many tears, but in the long run you (and I) are doing the best thing for our children, so just keep that in mind.
Hi I am new and I just wanted to say if you have never tried tylenol sore throat liquid it might be effective. It coats the throat well. I would ask the dr if it will be good for someone going thru the misery of tonsilitis or tonsilectomy. I hope this helps someone.
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I am a 35 year old mom and I am in my third day of recovery from a Tonsilectomy. My daughter (age 8) had the same procedure last year and was playing quietly the day after her surgery. She ate soft foods and drank liquids with no problem, so I figured if she can do it, I can too. I am in a little pain and I am taking 1 tbs of Lortab and 1 tbs of Tylenol Sore Throat liquid pain reliever because the Lortab alone does not work! I did not consult my doctor about this nor do I intend to, because he does not have to deal with the pain....I do. The Lortab is suppose to work for 4-6 hours...yeah right. I have to take the combination of the two medicines I just mentioned every three hours or the pain returns. For those who think this is the worst surgery they have ever experienced, I advised them not to have a deviated septum straightened. That was worse than childbirth, my hysterectomy and this tonsilectomy combined. I am at least able to sleep 4-5 hours pain free and I am eating ice cream, pudding, soft potatoes, soft eggs, warm soup (not hot), oatmeal and drinking juice, soda and ice water. Overall....it's really not that bad. Feel free to email me if you want additional information. [removed].com

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I STRONGLY suggest to you "CAT" to eat potato chips, one small bite at a time and chew gum!!!! Your jaw will feel much better, and the head pain will go away! Get off the percocet! That is so bad for you and habit forming, not a good idea for you to start especially with 4 kids! Let me know how you are when you try this for 2 days! Also my daughter was 7 at the time of her tonsilectomy/adnoidectomy and her recovery was for 14 days exact!
Dear Panama City Mom,

I just read your message about your surgery and your quote about not having a deviated septum repaired.
Our 20 yr. daughter is having her tonisils out in June and then her deviated spetum repaired in July. I would appreciate any insight you may have regarding this surgery. She really does need it, but now I'm concerned. Thanks for your help. San Jose Mom [quote]Originally posted by Panama City Mom:
[b]I am a 35 year old mom and I am in my third day of recovery from a Tonsilectomy. My daughter (age 8) had the same procedure last year and was playing quietly the day after her surgery. She ate soft foods and drank liquids with no problem, so I figured if she can do it, I can too. I am in a little pain and I am taking 1 tbs of Lortab and 1 tbs of Tylenol Sore Throat liquid pain reliever because the Lortab alone does not work! I did not consult my doctor about this nor do I intend to, because he does not have to deal with the pain....I do. The Lortab is suppose to work for 4-6 hours...yeah right. I have to take the combination of the two medicines I just mentioned every three hours or the pain returns. For those who think this is the worst surgery they have ever experienced, I advised them not to have a deviated septum straightened. That was worse than childbirth, my hysterectomy and this tonsilectomy combined. I am at least able to sleep 4-5 hours pain free and I am eating ice cream, pudding, soft potatoes, soft eggs, warm soup (not hot), oatmeal and drinking juice, soda and ice water. Overall....it's really not that bad. Feel free to email me if you want additional information. [removed].com

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Hello to all you suffering tonsilectomy patients. I'm 20 years old and on day 2 of recovery from having my tonsils removed. So far no pain. My throat isn't much more sore than getting tonsilitis itself. This could be from the remaining anestetic in my body or the couple of morphine shots they gave me when I woke up. I found it helped drastically to ask the nurse taking care of me to give me a few shots of gravol with my anestetic to reduce any chance of nausea and vomitting...it worked quite well. The only problem I've been having is my throat is very phlegmy and I continue to gag on it. I've been trying to throw up to get it out but seeing as I have only been eating potato chips, popsicles and frozen yogurt there's nothing in my stomach to get rid of. So I suppose I will have to continue to gag for a while longer. It's lessoned quite a bit since I have been gargling with novo-benzydamine but still continues to gag at times if I happen to swallow when not necessary. I've also been drinking mint tea to clear up any stuffiness I had. I find the warmth helps with the phlegm as well. Does anybody have any suggestions on how I can get rid of this? I've even tried gingerale. My friend's mom is a nurse and she said the bubbles usually tame this feeling quite a bit. Just my luck, I'll have to wait till the swelling goes down until I can swallow. My suggestion to anyone with kids or even adults going through this is drink LOTS of water and gingerale. It helps to heal quicker. Don't eat anything with red food dye in it for the first little while either because if you do throw up then you won't know if you're bleeding or if it's just dye. Oh, one more thing...no matter how bad you feel, get up, walk around, don't lay in bed all the time or else you'll end up stiff and sore like me :( Not the best feeling in the world.
I found out yesterday that I am going to have a tonsilectomy. My doctor is leaving the decision up to me, do I want to be sick and in and out of the doctors all the time, or take the two weeks of pain and get it over with? I must say I'm scared to death, just the mere thought of having this surgury is giving me butterflys in my stomach. I'm 21 and I know it will hurt more than if I had it done at a younger age. My boyfriend had it done last year, and said after three days he felt fine.... But others have said it is horrible. I am worried most about being sick after the surgery (physically throwing up), how many people have this as a side affect? Is the surgery worth all the pain, or should I just forget about surgery all together? Any advice and words of wisdom would be great.
Scared Silly
:wave: hi, my baby just had a T&A. lol , she is 11 i say baby because i have had ten and she is my last. i love her to sooooo much. she is in a lot of pain but . im so glad to have found this site. sometimes we think we are the only one with a problem. just not so. i would do any thing to have been able to take her place. a lot of good ideas posted here. and all we can do is pray and hang in there trying any and every thing, good luck to everyone.
my daughters name is fawn, and she has found that piece of candy to pop in her mouth, strong candy like mint, after being given the pain med wich she says taste AWFUL,, helps her.
Anyone Who Has An Opinion Please Tell Me..........how Do You Know When Someone Is Dehydrated? My 30 Year Old Husband And 4 Yr Old Daughter Both Had Their Tonsils Out. The First 2 Days Like Everyone Else Seemed To Be Okay From Then On Everything Went Down Hill From Necks Hurting To Ear Pain They Are Both Sweating Like You Wouldnt Believe. And The 4 Year Old Is So Irritable And Emotional. My Husband Has Lost 15 Pounds And Today Is Only The 6 Th Day. Im About To Pull My Hair Out. I Went Back To Work Monday And Today Is Wednesday Im Seriously Wondering If I Should Stay Home And Take Better Care Of Them B/c I Dont Think They Are Drinking Enough. I Just Really Couldnt Afford To Miss Anymore Work. People Act As If A Tonsilectomy Is A Piece Of Cake I Wish They Would Make People More Aware That Everyone Is Different. I Also Think It Depends On How Your Tonsils Were Removed And How They Were In Your Throat. My Husband Has 4 Stitches On Each Side Of His Mouth (a Total Of 8) My Daughter Bit Her Tongue During Surgery And Has Complained About That. I Think Maybet The Sweating Has Something To Do With Your Body Dealing With The Pain.
My Husband Is On The Liquid Lortab And He Also Says That Burns Like Everyone Else And His Pain Tolerance Is Normally Extremely High He Has Never Missed A Day Of Work In The 9 Years We Have Been Married Until Now. My Daughter Is On The Tylenol 3 And I Think It Makes Her Irritable. If Anyone Has Any Suggestions About The Dehydration Let Me Know..........i Just Dont Want To Take Her To The Er If It Is Nothing I Know To Pinch The Skin And All That But I Just Dont Feel At Ease
Hello. My 1 1/2 yr old son is going in to get his tonsils and adnoids out and tubes in his ears on Valentines Day. I am scared to death. His docter wanted to wait until he turned 2 but he has been on so many doses of antibiotics that some of the medicines aren't working anymore-immune to them. He has trouble sleeping and eating. He only stays well for a max of 2 weeks. He gets strep, tonsilitis, and ear infections constantly. If you have any suggestions in how I can make him comfortable when he comes home please let me know. Thank you.
My 19 year old son had surgery on Tuesday 5/23 and was pretty good the first day. It's day 3 and it's getting worse. 2 questions...

1.what do the potato chips do? Grease the throat or provide salt for healing? (Can't convince him to eat them..hoping a rational reason will convince him)

2. Has anyone had problems with the uvula being cut on both sides as a result of the surgery? Does it grow back? Does it flap when you eat, etc??

He's going to see the ENT to have him look today but curious. He's taking Hydrocodone(vicadin) and amoxicillan....both liquid form that makes sense. He's getting itchy and flushed from the vicadin and cranky! Anyone else see that?





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