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#1 Heathermomof6

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:08 AM


My son Jared is having his deviated septum repaired on Monday. Has anyone had this done? What should I expect? Is there anything I need to get to make his recovery easier?
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:27 AM

Have a humidifier on hand to keep the snot/scabs softer and easier to remove.

He'll sleep a LOT better after. :)
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:29 AM

They broke my nose and reset it. Once the packing was taken out they had me wash with saline. I'm not sure now but when I had it done I couldn't lay flat because of blood drainage so I had to sleep in a recliner. He needs to try to sneeze out his mouth afterwards for a while but I'm sure they will put that in the discharge papers
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

My husband just had his done 2 weeks ago today. Yesterday was his first day back at work. Stock up on jello and ice cream! When they do the surgery, a nerve is cut that affects the front two teeth so he won't have feeling in those teeth for awhile. My DH had packing for 2 days and those 2 days were miserable for him. As soon as the packing is out it was like instant relief. An ice pack, pain meds and milk shakes (with a spoon, no straws) is what he lived on for the two days with the packing. Oh, and a lazy boy chair or some way to comfortably sit up in bed.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:22 AM

I don't remember my teeth being numb but do agree soft food is easier to eat since you can't breathe out your nose
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

DH had it done when my oldest was 8 months old... like 13 years ago. It was pretty miserable for him. He slept in the recliner for a couple weeks to help with the drainage. The packing was the worst and he was constantly gagging on it. He also had a reaction to the anesthesia and had to stay in the hospital overnight while he was throwing up blood.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:07 AM

This is not going to be easy, this boy is not god with pain at all. His nose is giving him some issues that he is really having trouble with r I wouldn't even consider this surgery right now. Our ENT said that this surgery has gotten better over the years and that they no longer use the packing - so at least that is good! We have a lot going on right now. Our dog had surgery yesterday Dawson is having an MRI today o his knee and knee surgery soon. And then Jared is having this done Monday plus some dental surgery on March 3.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:59 PM

My husband had it a few years ago. I don't remember much issue with pain, and there was no packing involved. He was uncomfortable the first few days mainly because he felt so stuffy and it made it hard to breathe when trying to sleep. I think he eventually tried a decongestant or claritin or something, and I think that helped a little.

Another post mentioned something about issues with the teeth, but he didn't have that at all.

Edited by DeniseT, 10 February 2012 - 03:10 PM.

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