Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" Can any of you mommas tell me your experiences with you children having one or both of these removed? ... [snip!] ... scared for him to go for a surgery (he's almost 3) but all these infections and antibiotics aren't good for his little body "
The younger they are the better they recover from the surgery. Lily was 7 when hers were removed. She lost a lot of weight from not eating and yeah the first 3 days sucked. I completely lost my smurf when they put her under, it was harder for her than me.
But all in all it was SO worth it. She stayed overnight and got to play video games on a neat travelling game console that the children's ward has. They gave her a teddy bear and a book and other fun stuff to make her stay better. OH she also got a totebag with coloring books, crayons, activity books, other reading books, and the bag was really cute. She got a t-shirt too. They were all donations but it REALLY helped her stay. She was happy and once she recovered she was MUCH healthier. Seriously those tonsils and adenoids caused so many issues. She didnt have strep too often but she snored a lot. She had issues breathing. As bad as it was for ME to see her go through it, it helped a lot!