My daughter had her tonsils and adenoids removed when she was in 2nd grade after having strep throat from October to February. The doctor sat down with me before the surgery and explained what would happen and how she'd be after...her throat would be sore for about a week, she might spit up a little blood (looks worse than it is), and she might be tired for a couple days. I was nerve wracked, pacing, unable to sit still. They said it would be a couple hours, it took almost 4. But then I saw her and she was smiling and everything else just melted away. They asked her if she wanted some jell-o or a popsicle...and she smiled sweetly and asked for a taco!
at 6:26 PM on Nov. 5, 2008