Harper’s Tonsillectomy was last week. Everyone has been so sweet to check in on Harper and ask how her recovery is going! She’s doing really well, besides some ear pain. But she’s been a champ! I’ve gotten lots of messages from other moms who have kids getting their tonsils removed soon so I just wanted to share some things that have helped Harper’s Tonsillectomy recovery go smoothly!
WHAT’S HELPED WITH HARPER’S TONSILLECTOMY RECOVERY
Make sure you stock up on the meds!! We ran out a couple times which was not good. Get the flavors your kids will like drinking. And be sure to alternate Tylenol and ibuprofen every 3 hours! With boogie and Harper, I just set an alarm so I wouldn’t forget. If we didn’t miss it, she was fine but if we missed it, she was in a lot of pain.
: STUFFED ANIMAL
Our kids have always wanted a stuffed animal or blanket with then when they go into surgery. It helps comfort them as they go back into the surgery room. This bunny has been Harper’s favorite for years.
: NUMBING SUCKERS
If your child is getting their tonsils removed, you HAVE to get the numbing suckers prescribed from your doctor. They are a lifesaver! They provide instant relief so that they can take their medicine or eat. They’ve seriously been a game changer for Harper.
: STANLEY WATER BOTTLE
We’ve made sure Harper’s Stanley is always full of some liquid so if she wakes up in the middle of the night, she can drink it. We’ve made her carry it around with her everywhere to make sure she doesn’t get dehydrated.
: ENSURE PLUS
We learned about Ensure Plus years ago from a doctor. It has a ton of calories and protein that has helped Harper not lose a ton of weight while recovering and not eating as much. The chocolate flavor actually tastes really good. She drinks one to two of these a day! They’ve really helped Boogie gain some weight too.
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Good luck to all the mamas going through this right now! You aren’t alone!