Our sweet big girl has had problems with enlarged tonsils for several years now. Especially over the last couple of years she's been prone to tonsillitis and strep throat. She was also a little 'nasal sounding' when she talked, snored when sleeping, and seemed liked she had a chronic runny nose! Poor girl! Z's elementary school was dismissed for Winter Break on December 18...And Zoey had a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy on December 21. I felt completely guilty about it, but I know that she is going to be so much healthier for it in the future! We've had it with monthly antibiotics!!!
There is nothing worse than the feeling you have as you watch your semi-drugged 5 year old being wheeled away from you on a stretcher to the operating room. Horrible, HORRIBLE! Everything went smoothly and we were home with her later that morning, along with a mountain of popsicles, ice cream and gatorade. She had a pretty slow week, but was recovered enough to enjoy Christmas. We are a week post-op now, and other than some occasional referred ear pain, she is back on track. What a story she will have for the other Kindergartners when school starts again!