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Oct 27, 2008
Question about adnoidectomy
Bradden is having his adnoids removed Tues. He has had recurrent sinus infections for the past year almost. (he has only had 1 ear infection his entire life???) As soon as he finishes the antibiotic that does clear the infection I think 2 days later he starts another one. He has spent more time on antibiotics this past year than not. We have also tried the daily treatments of saline mist.

The ENT said the only other option is surgery. If yours have had their adnoids removed what were they like afterwards for the first couple of days. Did they need special foods? The other 3 of mine that have had them removed was at least 3 when they did. I am so worried b/c he is so little and they are putting him fully under. I just want to be prepared for him. Carla

Oct 27, 2008
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
Hi there. My son Ben had his adnoids removed when he was not quite 2 years old. He had it done for the same reason. He had no problems at all.

I know it is worrisome, but they are under for such a short period of time that the risk is very small.

THere was no recovery. He was outside playing the same day.

It worked miracles on his chronic sinus infections. You will be so happy to have had it done.

Oct 27, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Hi, Halley had her adenoids removed (and tubes inserted) in September. The surgery was quick - I think it was maybe 20 or 25 minutes). Halley was an extremely unhappy camper when she came out of anesthesia and was VERY crabby for most of that day. By the next day she was doing better and by day 3, she was back to normal. She didn't need any special diet - we tried to steer away from rough foods the first couple of days to help with the sore throat. One thing that surprised me was that she had a major reflux flare the day of the surgery, but I think that was more anesthesia related. I just tried to keep her loaded up on Mylanta.

The surgery is TOTALLY worth it. Halley has been teething her molars and has had a cold - neither of which has led to a sinus infection...before the surgery, we would have been bathed in green snot. The adenoid removal will also likely help with the ear infections as bad adenoids are reservoirs of bacteria. HTH...big hugs!

Oct 27, 2008
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
We had kind of the same experience, Donnie was pretty fussy the first day and after 3 days he was back to normal. We didn't really do any special diet either, but the first day he only wanted to eat ice cream. I hope the adenoidectomy helps Bradden! I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers! Let us know how it goes, Liz
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