Changes in toddler after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

posted 2 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
39 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

My son at 18 months had grom mets and an adenoidectomy due to constant eat infections that were effecting his hearing abd therefor he was slow with language development. So his only improvement was with language development.  I have not heard about either a tonsillectomy or adenoidetomy being used as a solution to things such as bed wetting or cognition. I for really know what you mean by changes in emotion…I suppose he threw less tantrums cause he wasn’t in pain after his ears were better. This was from a brochure I was given at the hospital

There are a number of reasons why your child may need to have their adenoids removed, which include:

  • Difficulty in breathing and sleeping at night if the adenoids are enlarged
  • Constant mouth breathing due to large adenoids
  • Frequent ear infections and/or fluid in the ears (“glue” ear)
Post # 3
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t have any kids, but I had my adenoids out as a child, and it definitely affected me. I was partly deaf as a child as a result of glue ear, and my speech was delayed as a result. My parents had to take me to several people before it was diagnosed – Luckily they persisted, and my hearing and speech are fine now. I did well at school, and have gone on to become a doctor – bit of an “in your face” to the speech therapist who told my parents that I was just “slow”!  

Post # 4
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My daughter had grommets and an adenoidectomy at 12 months and the positive effects were that she stopped snoring, but mostly that her hearing and her speech got better. Before she would use a lot of made up words for thing so people other than close family had a hard time understanding her but almost overnight she became very easy to understand for everyone.

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