Monday, March 15, 2010

Feedback needed!

Lauren went to the ENT today and we found out her tonsils are HUGE and very unhealthy. She is having surgery March 31st. I have been a mother for almost 14 years now and I have never been through this and I am worried. I need to hear from some readers (if I have any left) about staying calm when your baby goes in for surgery. I am worried of course about her being put under BUT I fear more about how she will recover. She doesn't do well being sick. And I mean it will take her DAYS to eat if she throws up. She has been close to being put in the hospital with just a little bug. We go back next Wed. the 23rd to talk about everything so I need feedback from you!! Thanks!


Steph said...

Brandy, I can't give you advice as a mom, but I can as a tonsil-losee.

The first couple of days were really rough for me...I was 16. It really hurt to eat cream was awesome! I coughed up a lot of junk. I stayed in bed most of my Christmas Break that year, but I think after about 5 days I was feeling much better. Thinking back this was almost 20 years ago...hopefully, they have some better ideas/tips for making it not be as painful. She'll do okay, I think....if you get the mind set that it is going to be really bad, and expect it to be really bad, then maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised!

((((HUGS)))) and please keep us posted!!

Brandy said...

Thanks Steph! I hope I am doing the right thing by fearing the worst. I always do tho! ;)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, coming to this late, so it's likely that by now you've been through the procedure.

But, just in case you haven't... My older girl had hers out four years ago and it was the best thing we could do for her. She was getting to back-to-back-to-back (as in, strep, then again two weeks later, then again two weeks later) and was sick off and on for nearly a year. The day she had her tonsils out, the doctor told us afterward that he could tell she was brewing up another case. Since then, she's been incredibly healthy -- no strep, no ear infections, no flu, and almost no colds.

I will admit that walking her to the operating room was hard and the first 12 hours after we got home were rough, but I'm still glad we went through it. The important thing to remember is to stay ahead of the pain for the first 24-48 hours. Give meds as soon as it's time -- don't wait for the pain to start again.