Addison’s surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids is scheduled for mid November. Unfortunately since she is getting back to back strep she has to remain on an antibiotic until the surgery. Pre-op which consists of a blood test and paperwork will take place the Friday prior to surgery.
Recovery time is a week. They said that day 5-7 is the worst as the scabs start to come off the pain is excruciating and she will be miserable They suggested the best thing to do is to set my alarm and every 3 hours around the clock for 7 days to administer Tylenol, keep her hydrated even though she will not want to drink anything because a dry throat will make the pain worse as well. Thankfully, I had my tonsils and adenoids removed as a child so I know what to expect and what the surgery and recovery will consist of.
Until then life goes on as normal and we will prepare her the best we can for surgery.
Here’s hoping this will lead to a path of less sickness because she sure has been through the ringer with these tonsils for the last several years.