Re: Tonsillectomy for a 3 year old.
NO! Do not wait. She is snoring and most likely has obstructive sleep apnea due to theos tonsils. My son was the same way. I had his adenoids removed and tubes inserted when he was two and his tonsils removed when he was 3.5. The recovery was nothing compared to mine at 32 and my brothers at 16. Look into childhood obstructive sleep apnea. It causes many serious issues. Especially failure to thrive.. i.e. lack of growth and progress.
The adenoids removal was nothing to him.. the waking from the anesthesia was the worst. He woke up screaming. The tonsil recovery took him 10 days and the worse days were around day 5-7. I have posted some of his recovery in the LisaMP's guide stickied above. My son only needed motrin, tylenol, saline nasal spray, and oticaine ear drops. Expect continued snoring due to swelling and medicate around the clock. Wake every couple of hours to have them sip ice water.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.
Last edited by mkgbrook; 09-07-2007 at 09:51 PM.