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2.5 year old had his tonsil and adenoid removed yesterday due to sleep apnea. He still snores and gasps forair like before. Is this normal or will it get better?

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In brief: May get better

As he just had his surgery yesterday, there is continued swelling in his throat at this point that could lead to continued obstruction with sleep.
It may get better. There also is a chance that the surgery would not solve the apnea. Only a time will tell...

In brief: May get better

As he just had his surgery yesterday, there is continued swelling in his throat at this point that could lead to continued obstruction with sleep.
It may get better. There also is a chance that the surgery would not solve the apnea. Only a time will tell...
Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Dr. John Scuba
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2yo with sleep apnea

Is this a diagnosis borne out by sleep study, which is doubtful? And if so, not sure how reliable that study would be in 2yo.
That said, progressing to adenoid and tonsillectomy this early can increase scarring and increased airway obstruction. Many kids t & a tissues look just horrible but they manage anyway. Unsure here, but if baby stable, give it time and watch closely if only few days or week.

In brief: 2yo with sleep apnea

Is this a diagnosis borne out by sleep study, which is doubtful? And if so, not sure how reliable that study would be in 2yo.
That said, progressing to adenoid and tonsillectomy this early can increase scarring and increased airway obstruction. Many kids t & a tissues look just horrible but they manage anyway. Unsure here, but if baby stable, give it time and watch closely if only few days or week.
Dr. John Scuba
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

He still have the snoring secondary to an edema from surgery, in few days it will get better.

In brief: Yes

He still have the snoring secondary to an edema from surgery, in few days it will get better.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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