Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, this is all parental advice based on my experience with my 3 & 2 year old children,
My oldest son has his tonsils removed two days before his fourth birthday, and my youngest son who is 2.5 is having his tonsils out in a couple days! Liam’s surgery was very sudden, we found out on a Wednesday that he would be getting his tonsils out on that Friday. I didn’t feel incredibly prepared, as we had also just gotten home from a three month trip to the West Coast. With Sawyer’s upcoming surgery, I feel significantly more prepared. I thought it would be nice to share my advice, based on my experience and not medical training!
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Stock up on supplies.
Movies, post op is not the time to monitor screen time. Whatever it takes to keep them comfortable.
Popsicles, ice cream, soda, Pediasure, and jello. I just went on a small shopping trip to have some things at home available for when he’s recovering. It is crucial they stay hydrated so I wanted to have a variety of things for him to choose from.
Kindle Fire Kids Tablet- both of our boys have one of these and I love it. The educational options are top notch, and they are incredibly affordable.
Library trip- Stocking up on books, dvds, etc.
For the hospital:
Comfortable clothing for mom/son.
an extension cord with multiple prongs + all of the necessary chargers.
special blanket and pillow for that little cot I have to sleep on.
we are going to bring him a special gift to the hospital
arrangements for food to be delivered
I’ll update with more advice as we transition through the week!