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Dd and her tonsils

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Dd and her tonsils
By Marie on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 09:04 am:

She had them out yesterday and we got home around 3 she was doing really good not in to much pain she ate a few popcicles and was in a good mood. Well this morning is different she isn't in a good mood anymore. Her throat is sore her lips and face are swollen a little she says it really hurts. I am giving her her pain meds every 4 hours and she says its not helping she is takin tylenol with codine so I don't think they can give her anything else stronger. do you think I can give her motrin also. I just hate to see her hurt.

By Crystal915 on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 09:14 am:

My kids' doctors have always recommended piggybacking Tylenol and Motrin, so I would say it's ok to give it to her. Motrin is given every 6 hours, so say you gave her the T/C solution at 1200, you would give the Motrin at 2, then the TC again at 4, you're due for both at 8, so I would do the TC at 8, Motrin at 9 or 10. That's the way both my children's docs and my docs have always recommended it, so it's staggered. BUT!! If you have a nurse line available, or can call the doc or pharmacy to check, that's best. Obviously, I'm not able to dole out real medical advice, just my experience!! (LOL, it's funny that we have to give that disclaimer, but you never know!) Another plus about calling the doc is they may not be able to give her anything stronger (or maybe they will) but they may have something different. There are even different strengths of Tylenol/Codienes, so you should definitely let the doc know.

I really hope your DD is feeling better soon, that sounds just miserable!!! Hugs for both of you, it's no fun to watch your baby suffer!

By Dana on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 09:16 am:

Call your dr and let them know what is going on. Most importantly, don't let any time pass before the next dose, it only makes it more difficult to take due to the pain coming back.

My daughter fought every dose when she had hers done several years ago now. Wake her up if you have to to give her the pain meds. Don't skip any dose at all. I made the mistake of letting her sleep during the scheduled dosage time. You really want to make sure you are giving it to her BEFORE the previous dose is wearing off.

And on day 12 (I believe that is the day) expect it to be at its VERY WORST!!! Realy bad pain. As it was explained to me, that is when the scabbing starts to come off. After day 12 it is all down hill! :)

HUGS! I know how you feel. But believe me, she will feel so much better in a few weeks. And you may find you have a totally new child living in your home. We did! She played more, ate more and was just so much happier. Hers were so bad, she had lost her hearing and actually was not getting enough oxygen causing her to not be a happy person. To this day, she remembers how she felt before the surgery vs after. Even on day 12 when she hurt so bad, I asked "are you still feeling better today than you did before the surgery?" and she said "yes". She was 4 at the time.

By Emily7 on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 09:25 am:

I was told when my ds had each of his surgeries the same as Crystal. Piggyback the Tylenol and Motrin, don't give them at the same time and make sure you keep the meds in her system.
Like everyone suggested above, call the doctor to see if there is anything else they can give her.
Also when my ds had his adenoids out I was told no mike products and to keep him drinking liqiuds to keep it moist.

By Tayjar on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 10:06 am:

Lots of fluids and piggyback the tylenol and motrin. Like Dana said, don't let it wear off at all. I gave DS hot chocolate, hot sweet tea, Kool-aid, gatorade, apple juice, frozen coke popsicles, just about anything to keep him drinking.

I was off for over 2 weeks with my DS when he had his surgery. He was 4 at the time. It's a long 2 weeks but so worth it.

I would call the dr and tell them about the swelling. It's rare but maybe she is allergic to the codeine and it's causing some swelling. Or, he might be able to increase the strength.

By Marie on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 10:53 am:

She is drinking pretty good. She says it feels like there is something caught in her throat and she is afraid to swallow. but hubby told her to drink alot of water and it will get rid of that feeling in her throat she says it helps. They sent her home with an ice pack so I gave that to her and she said it helps. The only thing she will drink is water and dr.pepper. She is so picky. I keep asking her to try a brooth or hot coco but she says no. But she ways trying to get dh to get her a cheese burgar from mcdonalds last night LOL. She was doing great yesterday but today is a different story. I did call the dr's nurse and I am waiting to hear back from her. if not I will be calling again in a few. Thanks all

By Dana on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 11:54 am:

That thing in the back of her throat is the scabbing going on, at least that is what we were told.

By Annie2 on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 11:55 am:

Ds had his out this summer. I kept him on the pain meds for a solid week. Never missing a dose, whether he felt okay or not. Because if they were off he felt horrible. Call the doctor, they might be able to increase the dosage or change to something else.
He did feel okay the first day but actually felt worse as the days went on. She will feel discomfort as scabs form in her throat. He ate alot of chicken broth, jello, pudding, lipton noodle soup. Then mashed potatoes..from KFC, spago's, then soft scrambled eggs.

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