Quoting lilsoph:" my son had his adenoids out, tubes in and tonsils out last year. The tonsils was by far (not to scare ... [snip!] ... that i wrote for my friend whose son was getting it a month later if you want i can pm it to you, but theres no sugar coating"
I had mine out last year, by far the worst thing in the days immediatly following was the uvula LITERALLY hanging down my throat. I kept gagging
Then I couldn't eat anything for three days straight, and it was literally one of hte most painful things ever actually TAKING my medicine
OP: When day 3-4 rolls around, try feeding noodles. Instruct your child not to chew. It sounds weird but they slide right on down and you don't have to gargle to get the junk out of the surgery site at all. Angel hair pasta with butter or ramen with only a teeny bit of seasoning worked well.