What should I make him that's not junk after he gets back? Of course the 1st day it'll be the goodies like jello, pudding, ice cream... but they told me to keep it soft for 10-12 days for him. That's a long time to only eat pudding.
So give me some yummy recipes please so I can go to the store tonight.
|poor Lil J, i remember when I had mine out....I was promised all kinds of ice cream and didnt get any, boy was I MAD lol
i was told after that dairy was a no no, I dont know if its changed now...
some soft foods I can think of to feed him are: cottage cheese, eggs, applesauce, soups , pb and j sandwich
|Oh, see I didn't know about the no dairy!
pb&j is a good idea! Forgot all about the simple stuff like applesauce!!
will he eat soup?
mashed potatoes, mashed califlower
|I never heard the no dairy thing.
What's been mentioned before plus:
Mac and cheese
Yogurt--plus you can add lots of berries to it.
Chicken noodle soup.
Maybe you could put some well cooked chicken or hamburger in tiny pieces in some sort of casserole???
I would think peanut butter and jelly might be a little sticky for his throat???
|What to Eat After the Tonsillectomy
Fluids, fluids, fluids! Patients must drink throughout the recovery process. Cool, sweet liquids or soft solids work best. Water, sports drinks, sorbets, apple juice, ice pops, bananas, pudding, pasta, etc. all tend to be well tolerated.
Even though you may have eaten ice cream after getting your tonsils removed as a child, it is not recommended immediately after surgery today. Dairy products tend to coat the throat, so in the first 24 hours after the procedure, fruit- or water-based treats are better for healing.
Be sure to avoid hard foods, crunchy foods, and spicy foods.
Your child may lose weight from eating less than normal. This is ok as long as she is drinking plenty of fluids.
Follow the “tonsillectomy diet” for one (1) week. This means:
Begin with clear liquids such as: water, broth, apple juice, popsicles, Jell-o®, Hi-C®, and Kool-Aid®. Cold or lukewarm liquids may feel better at first but any temperature your child prefers is fine. Frequent small sips are better than quickly drinking a large amount of fluid and then not drinking for the next few hours.
Other foods that your child may like are pudding, ice cream, milkshakes, and cream soup.
Your child may eat soft foods as soon as he feels able to. Soft foods include: scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cooked cereal, yogurt, and apple sauce.
Some children eat solid foods earlier than others. Your child will eat solid floods when he is able to swallow better. It is normal if your child does not want to eat solid foods the first week. It is vital that he drink plenty of liquids. Acidic or spicy foods (orange or grapefruit juice, tomatoes) may make your child’s throat sorer, but won’t do him any harm.
DO NOT eat foods that are rough and crunchy for an entire week. They may scratch your child’s throat and cause bleeding. This includes:
potato chips, other chips
|I knew you guys would help!|
|I fondly remember grape juice and vanilla ice cream.
He'll probably be all better in 3 days. The rest of the time is probably malpractice insurance.
OK, I don't know that, but I'm feeling cranky.
|My Grandson had his tonsils out when he was two years old and he was eating pizza the evening of the day of surgery.
My daughter did suggest that you have someone really strong there with you for when he comes out of anaesthesia...they are very strong and will flail around.
Good luck, but when they are young they recover quickly.
|I remember my mom made us congee for that. Congee for the whole week. She used minced pork, shredded lecttuce or shredded chicken with shredded lecttuce, alternatively. Seasoned with a little bit of salt. I remember she needed to slow boil it for the whole morning. Every thing became soft and nice in the congee. Hmmm...yumm...|
poor Lil J, i remember when I had mine out....I was promised all kinds of ice cream and didnt get any, boy was I MAD lol
Me too!! I got cream of wheat......yuck!
pasta and cheese type stuff
pureed veggies.......is that like pumpking pie w/o the crust?
soft fruits...peaches in yogurt type stuff, applesauce
chicken noodle soup...basically all soups
peanutbutter sandwiches, not crunchy
|mmmmmmmmm fruit smooothies!!
Yummy and nice and cool on the throat!!
I wouldn't worry too much aboutthe no dairy, after the first couple days.
|Best wishes for the lil' guy!
|On the subject of dairy...
I had mine out last year (at 38!) and they never said anything against dairy. I had tons, so I very quickly ended up with a wickedly upset tummy. I don't have any sensitivities that I know of, but that much dairy all at once without anything else is horrible.
Now, I don't know if I should admit this, but my single favourite tonsil treat was by far....slurpees! They soothe, and they don't coat your throat.
You've gotten excellent advice from everyone so I don't feel guilty about mentioning slurpees.
|Drink plenty of water. Small amts frequently are the secret. Don't let him go too long between drinking, as the throat dries out and feels like it is going to rip open. Then he won't drink, and you get in a bad way.
I've had mine out, and LeAnne had hers out too. It really does help the breathing and sleeping a LOT!
Popscicles, juice, are good, besides just regular water. Try warm water too - it is soothing. Salt water gargles are good, but I bet he's too little to do that.
LeAnne really like the flavored Italian Ices - the peds dept at our hospital has them just for the kids having their tonsils out!
You may need to do some ice cream or something similar if he needs pain meds and isn't taking in much in the way of regular foods. It will be something in his tummy to prevent nausea from pain meds on an empty stomach.
Good luck, it will be worth it!!
edit - now I see it IS Thursday - how did itgo??
|Went okay... coming out of being knocked out was rough on the little guy. Since he has A LOT of sensory issues, having things attached to him as simple as something on his toe measuring his heartrate made him go through what seemed like an exorcism. He wouldn't settle down no matter how much morphine they gave him. They kept saying "give him a little more... no more... no ....some more..." None of it made him go down, so he fought off sleep for over an hour after he woke up. Then he just relaxed, but never slept until after 8pm that night. His surgery was at 6 a.m. So.......the SURGERY and the pain associated with it was fine... it was people having to touch him and the bandaids on him from the IV's that made him think it was the worst punishment ever.
He had juice for the first time ever. Hated it (thank GOD!)
Had ice cream for the first time (popsicles) ...four, and now he's in love
Lots of jello and another first was chocolate (pudding).
Then of course a lollipop (yet another first)
All the sugar had to do a number on his system since I never give it to him.
He wanted solid foods (begging for celery) but the doctor kept saying no... I know after mine was taken out, I preferred only solids too. Seemed like the foods that resembled liquids or were too soft bothered me more.
He forces himself to throw up any medicine we give him, so outside of the pain of a sore throat... he's doing excellent.
Woke up asking for ice cream.
|Poor little guy...
They rarely take tonsils out anymore, now that they've figured out that they are needed.
Was he getting tonsilitis a lot?
|No, he was choking nightly from what seemed like a buildup of salvia ...to a point that he'd throw up, and it was getting out of control. Dr said his tonsils are severely large and should be removed.
Ironically, he snored last night. People get them out BECAUSE they snore. He never snored, gets them out, and snores.
|I always heard it was the adnoids that made people snore. Case in point....I had my tonsils out while in my freshman year of college. They did not take my adnoids out. Never had another bout of strep throat or tonsilitis but I do snore! The one good thing that happend was I lost 23 pound in 3 weeks! All I could eat were soft homemade breadsticks & then VERY slowly! Wish I could have my tonsils out every spring
My younger son had his out at the age of 5 years. He came home & when asked what he wanted to eat for dinner he said a fried chicken frozen dinner! Go figure!
|Happy to hear all is going well with the little fellow|
|Hugs to Lil J , hope he is feeling better. The cool (not cold)
liquids will feel good on his throat-his throat will feel very
dry , so lots of liquids. Hope he feels better soon.
I always heard it was the adnoids that made people snore. Case in point....I had my tonsils out while in my freshman year of college. They did not take my adnoids out. Never had another bout of strep throat or tonsilitis but I do snore! The one good thing that happend was I lost 23 pound in 3 weeks! All I could eat were soft homemade breadsticks & then VERY slowly! Wish I could have my tonsils out every spring
I had both my tonsils and adenoids out when I was 13. I never snored so I can't attest to any differences but my voice changed dramatically. It took about 10 years for it to sound less nasally. Weird, huh? They took mine out not only because I got tonsillitis a lot but because mine were also gigantic and pitted deeply so the pits would fill with all sorts of nasties that kept me constantly clearing my throat and feeling like my tonsils were weighted.
I had an aunt that had them out and they grew back.
|He had both taken out, and so far...DEFINITELY a change in voice. Well he can't even get a word out w/o drooling.|
|Oh bless I am glad he is getting on OK. So worrying with little ones.
Can you make milk jellies with evaporated milk? i used to love them when I was little
|i just had my tonsils taken out 3 days ago dairy products are okay as long as your not running a fever i would know|
|people dont get there tonsils taken out because they snore i have had alot of problems with my tonsils them swelling up so big i couldnt breathe not because i snore|
people dont get there tonsils taken out because they snore i have had alot of problems with my tonsils them swelling up so big i couldnt breathe not because i snore
actually people can and DO get their tonsils out just b/c they snore. it happens all the time. i had mine taken out for no "real" reason.
|I never heard the snoring thing before, I had mine out because of constant inner ear infections.|
|LeAnne snored horribly - as hers were so huge they were blocking her airway. And she was only in 5th grade!
I remember it clearly....
At the time, she still shared a bedroom with her her twin sister Lisa. Lisa got sooo peeeved at the snoring keeping her awake one night, she took a shoe from under her bed and threw it at LeAnne's bed. Amazingly, she hit the sleeping LeAnne smack in the face and LeAnne woke up just screaming and crying and yelling. It woke the whole house up - I swore someone was dying with all the ruckus upstairs!
She already had the tonsillectomy scheduled, hers was a result of a series of strep throat infections that she and her best friend passed back and forth a few too many times.
About the milk issue - you can have milk, but many avoid it because it makes you more phlegmy and many feel like they are unable to clear it and swallow.
|Dawn, that's funny about Lisa and LeAnne ha ha ha|
|Mine were removed because tuition was due for the Doctor's daughter. I think.
Seriously, it was just done routinely if you had a sore throat.
|Mine were taken out because of sore throat and it was done in a doctors office. I left the office and my sister and I went across the road and had a coke , well I only had a few sips and then throat was to sore|
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