Well, it didn't go as smoothly as we hoped, but my four-year-old is doing okay now. He had a meltdown this morning when they asked him to put on his scrubs. We ended up giving him a sedative. The surgery was fine as far as I know. He only lost a very small amount of blood. The doctor said his tonsils and adenoids were about the size of 2 1/2 to 3 ping pong balls! He said, "No question, they needed to be taken out."
The initial recovery was absolutely horrible. The nurses couldn't get him to calm down, so they called me back to the room. He was dry heaving and burping up air, screaming and then throwing up for at least an hour. It was really hard to take. There was nothing we could do to calm him down. The nurses said sometimes kids who have a sedative have a really hard time waking up. That is definitely true in our case. Eventually, my son calmed down for about a half hour and ate two Popsicles and we got to go home. The whole process took about four and half hours.
We gave him some Tylenol with codeine this afternoon and he did great. He even ate macaroni and cheese for dinner. He says his throat hurts, but he continues to take fluids, so I am grateful.
Thank you for all your well wishes!