Its not bad at all. I had it done when I was 5 and my dd had it done at 4. I stayed with her until the nurse came to take her back and she went with her willingly. They can allow you to stay until they go to sleep sometimes so that they dont freak out. Two is quite young to be separated from mom. The anesthesia is usually mild and they are only asleep for about 45 min. When they wake up, the throat is usually sore and they dont talk or they might have a screeching sound to their cry, but they send them home with Tylenol #3 for pain. My dd slept the rest of the afternoon and the next day, she was up and going and it was like nothing ever happened. Her breathing was 100% better and there was no more snoring or sleep apnea. She hasnt had a problem since and shes 11 now. If you need to get it done, do it by the time they ar 5 ish. Its so much easier. Its really not a big deal. Good luck to you and your child.
at 3:41 PM on Aug. 17, 2009