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Tonsillectomy co ABLATION method

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AlexA789 Sun 12-Mar-17 08:13:06

My LO (aged 2.9 months) had his tonsils and adenoids out on Thursday. It's a new technique called co-ablation and a super quick recovery time. He was eating crisps an hour later.

The reason for having the surgery was 'supposed' sleep apnea. He's always been a restless sleeper, picked up lots of colds etc.
now it's Sunday so three days on and unfortunately he has come down with a cold (he had a runny nose on the morning of the op but no fever so they went ahead)

The issue is that he is still snoring at night (and cousin a lot but I think that's due to the cold) just wondered if anyone else's child had had this procedure specifically for sleep and breathing issues and how long it took for things to improve?

AnotherTimeMaybe Sun 12-Mar-17 09:13:44

We did it (who was your consultant?) He recovered super quickly with no issue give it one more week, there is usually quite a lot of inflammation in that area cause of the surgery needs bit more time to cool down

AnoiseAnnoysanOyster Sun 12-Mar-17 09:43:42

It can take a couple of weeks due to swelling, it's not always instant. It's also very normal for them to get a bit worse when they go home before they get better. Especially if he has a cold. Keep giving the pain medicine and encouraging him to drink and eat.

Coblation isn't that new, I remember it from about 13 years ago, but I don't know if everywhere does it.

AlexA789 Sun 12-Mar-17 13:50:39

Thank you all, that's very helpful.
Consultant is Daniel Tweedie and we had it done at bupa Cromwell in London.
The 'recovery' has been super quick. But not the quick resolution of symptoms I was expecting!

AnotherTimeMaybe Sun 12-Mar-17 14:31:46

Yes we went to same consultant, he's brilliant
Just give time for the inflammation to go down

Good luck x

AnoiseAnnoysanOyster Sun 12-Mar-17 15:08:46

I think with clobation the short term recovery was really good but long term it remained about the same as the other methods.

AlexA789 Sun 12-Mar-17 19:35:12

Sorry- what do you mean by the same outcome? Both methods remove the tonsils do you mean they both do this equally successfully?

AnoiseAnnoysanOyster Mon 13-Mar-17 11:52:32

Sorry hard to explain, we found that initially patients recovered better but once they got home their recovery was about the same regardless of the method the surgeons used to remove the tonsils.

The advice we give out in hospital is exactly the same whichever way it's done.

Rebby1245 Tue 25-Apr-17 18:20:59

AlexA789 I would be really interested to know how you LO is now as we are thinking of doing the same procedure with DR Tweedie for my DD who is 2 and 10 months.

Has the surgery resolved his sleep apnea? Did you use Dr Tweedie and would you recommend him?

Rebby1245 Tue 25-Apr-17 18:23:17

AnotherTimeMaybe would you recommend Dr Tweedie? Has surgery helped your LO? It would be great to hear from you.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 25-Apr-17 18:46:32

The ward I work in used to have a consultant that did them with co ablation. Don't think there was a huge difference in the recovery. We give plenty of morphine and that does the trick. And they go home with it as well. Most parents notice a difference in their child's breathing straight away but can take several days for the inflammation to go down.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 25-Apr-17 18:48:23

Not seen co ablation used in the last few years.

Rebby1245 Tue 25-Apr-17 19:06:42

AnoiseAnnoysanOyster Id also be grateful to hear about your experience and which doctor you used.

Rebby1245 Tue 25-Apr-17 19:49:53

Toddlerteaplease thank you for that. That's interesting to hear they would give morphine for the pain.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 25-Apr-17 20:11:52

Yes. I don't think many places do it. But Since codine has been banned in under 12s we use it all the time. It helps control the pain better so they will eat and drink.

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