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An_216341 posted:
My 3 year old had his tonsils removed over a week ago. There have been no complications that i know of. He is eating and drinking but now he isnt sleeping. He wakes up in raging fits of kicking and crying that last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 1/2 hours. I dont know what to do. I hold him, i rock him, i offer him drinks, i comfort him. I even force him to take pain medicine in case its the pain that is making him angry. Nothing I do seems to work to get him calm. Could this surgery have traumatized him? He has woken up saying "no I don't want to push the button" which is what the last thing i heard the dr telling him to do on the way back to surgery. HELP!
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Have you had a follow up with your doctor and discussed this? If not, please make an appointment ASAP with the surgeon or your son's pediatrician.

This must be so stressful for you both - please check back in and let us know what you discover.

Haylen

p.s. You might also want to post your question in the main WebMD Parenting Community located here: http://exchanges.webmd.com/parenting-exchange You might find a parent who has faced the same issue.


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