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Mumsobusy.....good luck for Thursday

(12 Posts)
Elibean Tue 20-Jan-09 14:24:20

Am thinking of you, and hope ds is ok and it was only a sniffle!

PuzzleRocks Tue 20-Jan-09 21:13:41

Bumping for you.

Elibean Wed 21-Jan-09 18:43:52


mumsobusy Thu 22-Jan-09 05:27:49

Thanks elibean ds did have a very slight cold but in my eyes is well so im hope they will go ahead and operate. I ll let you know how it went very nervous couldnt sleep was up for 4 .

Elibean Thu 22-Jan-09 09:27:41

Glad only a cold, am sure they'll go ahead...and totally understand the nerves!

Its worth it, good luck, hope all goes well and not too stressfully and will be thinking of you xx

mumsobusy Fri 23-Jan-09 10:15:36

Elibean just to let you know ds had op went ok had a few upsets but in general he is doing brilliantly. Im amazed even straight after the op you can see a big difference. Doctor said for his age and size his adnoids and tonsils were massive there should be a big improvement

Elibean Fri 23-Jan-09 13:28:51

I'm so glad! Thanks for letting me know. It sounds v similar to dd's scenario - its no fun getting through the op, or recovery (for some), but the difference is astounding.

Hurrah, here's to a straightforward healing process smile

And if you get a chance to update me, do!

Elibean Sat 24-Jan-09 13:22:15

How is he now, Mumsobusy?

mumsobusy Sun 25-Jan-09 00:13:58

ds is doing fine he started to eat weve had mostly toast and pasta and yoghurt he wanted choclate buttons and jelly babies which I didnt really want to give him but he was crying his eyes out so I m afraid i gave in. His sleeping is back to normal there is a big difference no snoring or funny noises I have noticed that his voice has changed is it because is still sore or is it because his tonsils were removed I dont know has your dc voice change how he doing

Elibean Sun 25-Jan-09 09:10:48

Chocolate and jellybabies is fine at this stage, I think! dd has eaten whatever she wanted, given how low her weight'll sort itself out later.

She's off pain meds, and was back in her own bed last night on day 11 for first time - she had a pretty miserable time the first week, lots of pain, constant meds, not much food etc.

Voice was odd for about 10 days, ok now...

Its great you've noticed a difference immediately, so did we! And last night she slept through for 11 hours without a noise smile

mumsobusy Sun 25-Jan-09 09:26:24

Thats goods bless her sleeping for a long period I ve never seen ds sleep more than 2 hours at the most 3. Im so happy for you lets hope they get well soon. Did you have eating problems before the op I did and Im hoping he will start eating as soon as he is well

Elibean Sun 25-Jan-09 09:49:16

We had awful eating and sleeping problems pre-op, in that she ate very very little. I know its tonsil related, because she used to be a good eater - and when well, a good sleeper. The last few months she's not been more than 3-4 hours without waking up, at the very most, often less.

She had severe sleep apnoea, and found eating hard work. Summer was better, some of the time, but since October (colds etc) its been pretty grim.

I'm thrilled with the results, everyone here told me it was the best thing they ever did, and I can see why. I really hope you get the same benefits!

Don't expect too much from the eating for at least a week post-op, I found offering tiny snacks often, in front of a DVD (she was too tired/sore to cope with sitting at table), worked best. I also gave her mini cornettos and apple juice ice-lollies during the swelling stage (first few days post-op) as well as offering toast and crisps and other 'rough' food, because they clearly soothed her, and hydrated her. The food she's wanted has changed according to the healing process - some days she hated milk and all dairy, I guess it tasted weird.

Good luck, hope it continues to go well!

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