What is the experience when your child has a tonsilectomy?

  1. Kay Candle profile image59
    Kay Candleposted 8 years ago

    What is the experience when your child has a tonsilectomy?

    what emotions, events does the child experience. What medications child might be prescribed and what to expect after the operation. What should parents do, what help do they need, etc.?

  2. expectus profile image89
    expectusposted 8 years ago

    It’s been quite some time
    since I had my tonsils removed but I still remember it quite vividly and
    overall it went very smoothly as its become such a routine surgery and most
    people I know have had there tonsils removed. 

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  3. DatingDragons profile image52
    DatingDragonsposted 8 years ago

    tonsillectomy is done under a general anaesthetic. 

    you can ask to be present in the room when the child goes to sleep.  usually the anaesthetist will use a mask with anaesthetic gas to get the child to sleep and then get u to leave.  they will then put in a breathing tube to protect blood from going into the airway and to keep the child oxygenated and anaesthetized.

    the child will also get medication to help with the pain both during and after the procedure.  the tonsils are very sore after the operation and the child may not be able to take more than just fluids for a few days depending on how swollen the tonsils are.