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Hey everyone:

I am hoping to get some advice and relief for my little guy! He is 3 and just got his tonsils/adnoids removed yesterday early morning. At first it wasn't as bad as I thought as yesterday (day of surgery) after the initial anestetics wore off and he wasn't so disoriented, he happily drank, talked and even wanted to eat scrambled eggs etc. Well...I should have know that was just too good to be true! The first night (last night) was hell!!! The docs of course told us to push, push, push liquids as my son is small and has a history of being dehydrated and has had several hospital visits for asthma, throat infections and dehydration! Well all he did all night last night was whine, cough (very croupy sounding) and gag! He was up from midnight-6 am just basically whining and crying. I was nervous about the coughing as I didnt want him to bleed or anything. We of course are trying to give him the tylenol w/coedine as prescribed every 4/6 hrs. It is absolute HELL to get him to take the meds but when he does....it does seem to help his discomfort although it doesnt seem to "knock him out" or make him sleepy. By the time he is ready for a little nap (he only slept like an hour today which is the day after surgery), I have to wake him up and give him his next dose per docs orders not to wait too long as the pain is harder to manage thus the drinking/fluid intake is harder cause the pain is worse! It is just a vicious cycle here and he gags and cannot get comfy at all!!! I am trying so hard and just so worried for him as he truly seems miserable. There are some times briefly right after the meds are taken that he does drink small sips of cold gatorade and has a few bites of popsicle but as the three hour mark comes....he just gets so fussy and is in obvious pain and discomfort and I am still unable to give him the meds yet as its not "time" and I am afraid to over dose him of course. Than by the time its time for the meds he refuses and it has been a fight which makes him gag and cry/cough/spit up more and its just soooo hard. I am running on no energy/sleep at all as well. My husband has to work and I also have a 10 year old so at this point we are all miserable. I know it will get better but am wondering if anyone has any tips/tricks or just advice on how to get him more comfy and on giving the meds. The augmentin is near impossible too as that stuff is nasty to begin with. Also the doc says I can always admit him for ivs and iv pain meds but I am not sure what to do! Does anyone think the pain meds are not strong enough, he just seems in so much pain. Everyone I talked to that went through this said its a breeze and I feel soooo the opposite right now. HELP???? I hope it gets better as I know I am in for another long night tonight and am dreading it. He just fell assleep but still cant seem to get comfortable and is sooo congested and croupy sounding on the inbreath. Thanks for listening and I will take ANY advice and support I can get!

A very worried and tired Mom already,
Beth :)
[QUOTE=Beth*]Hey everyone:

I am hoping to get some advice and relief for my little guy! He is 3 and just got his tonsils/adnoids removed yesterday early morning. At first it wasn't as bad as I thought as yesterday (day of surgery) after the initial anestetics wore off and he wasn't so disoriented, he happily drank, talked and even wanted to eat scrambled eggs etc. Well...I should have know that was just too good to be true! The first night (last night) was hell!!! The docs of course told us to push, push, push liquids as my son is small and has a history of being dehydrated and has had several hospital visits for asthma, throat infections and dehydration! Well all he did all night last night was whine, cough (very croupy sounding) and gag! He was up from midnight-6 am just basically whining and crying. I was nervous about the coughing as I didnt want him to bleed or anything. We of course are trying to give him the tylenol w/coedine as prescribed every 4/6 hrs. It is absolute HELL to get him to take the meds but when he does....it does seem to help his discomfort although it doesnt seem to "knock him out" or make him sleepy. By the time he is ready for a little nap (he only slept like an hour today which is the day after surgery), I have to wake him up and give him his next dose per docs orders not to wait too long as the pain is harder to manage thus the drinking/fluid intake is harder cause the pain is worse! It is just a vicious cycle here and he gags and cannot get comfy at all!!! I am trying so hard and just so worried for him as he truly seems miserable. There are some times briefly right after the meds are taken that he does drink small sips of cold gatorade and has a few bites of popsicle but as the three hour mark comes....he just gets so fussy and is in obvious pain and discomfort and I am still unable to give him the meds yet as its not "time" and I am afraid to over dose him of course. Than by the time its time for the meds he refuses and it has been a fight which makes him gag and cry/cough/spit up more and its just soooo hard. I am running on no energy/sleep at all as well. My husband has to work and I also have a 10 year old so at this point we are all miserable. I know it will get better but am wondering if anyone has any tips/tricks or just advice on how to get him more comfy and on giving the meds. The augmentin is near impossible too as that stuff is nasty to begin with. Also the doc says I can always admit him for ivs and iv pain meds but I am not sure what to do! Does anyone think the pain meds are not strong enough, he just seems in so much pain. Everyone I talked to that went through this said its a breeze and I feel soooo the opposite right now. HELP???? I hope it gets better as I know I am in for another long night tonight and am dreading it. He just fell assleep but still cant seem to get comfortable and is sooo congested and croupy sounding on the inbreath. Thanks for listening and I will take ANY advice and support I can get!

A very worried and tired Mom already,
Beth :)

Oh I am sorry. I know the poor little guy must be in a lot of pain I would talk to the doctor to see if theres anything else they can do.
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Ok Guys....Today is the fourth day followig the surgery (including surgery day) and it has been a rollercoaster ride for sure. Mason is still soooo miserable going on the third hour of his pain meds wearing off and refusing completely at this point to even take the augmentin. I plan to call the doc first thing tomorrow morning and ask for a switch to amox. as the "pink" stuff tastes like candy to him and I know he will tolerate it better. I am so worried about continuing to give him the pain meds round the clock for fear of constipation and stomach upset, since he really isnt eating much either. He wakes up in severe pain and misery every night every three hours like clock work and we have to fight to have him take the pain meds as it seems to hurt so badly to swallow. My husband and I are just bickering too as we are both exhausted and of course under stress feeling the other one isnt "doing enough" to help the other out. I realize my husband has to work but I am tired and working too...not to mention stuck in the house for four days with few showers! I know, sounding selfish and believe me my main concern is for my son's well being and that he feels better. I am just so hoping we did the right thing by doing this. Most people tell me that after thier child had this surgery they were back to "normal" by the second/third day. I am wondering if for anyone it took longer and if it is normal to still need the pain meds round the clock still! I am hoping to get some answers from the doc tomorrow but Mondays are hectic and I am sure they will have to "call me back"! Arrrrrrggggggg! I am one wired, exhausted, frustrated, worried, crazy MOM right now worried about my baby boy!!!

I know its not the end of the world but things always seem worse than they are when you are going through them. I should be sleeping now as he just fell off after another dose of pain meds, but find myself nauseous (no doubt from stress and worry) w/heartburn and diahreah....and unable to sleep! FIGURES!!!!! Plus he doesnt really rest or take naps during the daytime either. He lays around and watches movies etc..but does have a few good hours...is that enough for now? Even with the few good hours, those are usually right after the pain meds are given. The pain meds definately help him to "feel better" but not rest. I am not sure if he is getting so used to them that he is like immuned or needing more now!

Yikes....girls, keep the support coming as I am feeling so sorry for him (and myself and whole family at this point) Things just don't ever seem easy ya know!

Thanks for listening,
Beth :confused:
My daughter had her tonsils and adnoids out at age 6 and she was alot like ur son .It would take her dad and myself to hold her down to get med in her so i know what u are dealing with.Try putting the augmentin in some ice cream or pudding to see if u can get it in him better.Hope he feels better soon