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Old 05-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Mushy speech after tonsillectomy in 6 year-old

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My six year-old daughter had her tonsils and adenoids out on May 10th (ten days ago). They were removed due to severe snoring and sleep apnea. Since then her speech sounds terrible. The tone of her voice isn't really changed, but her word formation and pronunciation are so mushy that I can barely understand her. She leaves out the consonants and end sounds to her words, so that, for example, a sentence like, "We ate in the restaurant" sounds like, "We ay ih d' resara".

She says that her throat doesn't hurt any more, so I don't know what the problem might be. If I slow her down and walk her through it, she can pronounce the words better, but without constant nagging she gets that lazy tongue again.

Any thoughts?

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Old 06-21-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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Re: Mushy speech after tonsillectomy in 6 year-old

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My six year-old daughter had her tonsils and adenoids out on May 10th (ten days ago). They were removed due to severe snoring and sleep apnea. Since then her speech sounds terrible. The tone of her voice isn't really changed, but her word formation and pronunciation are so mushy that I can barely understand her. She leaves out the consonants and end sounds to her words, so that, for example, a sentence like, "We ate in the restaurant" sounds like, "We ay ih d' resara".

She says that her throat doesn't hurt any more, so I don't know what the problem might be. If I slow her down and walk her through it, she can pronounce the words better, but without constant nagging she gets that lazy tongue again.

Any thoughts?
I'm 20 and on day 10 of my tonsillectomy recovery, and ill tell u this, YES ITS NORMAL LOL! My speech was SO slurred for so long because of my swollen tongue, especially if they gave u Hydrocodone-apap for your child, as it makes both sides of my tongue numb so its harder to talk lol dont worry sounds normal to me if ur still worried tho, see the doc

 
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