Yes there was lots and lots and lots of screaming yesterday after my daughters appointment with the ENT dr, where we found out that she does in deed need to have her tonsils removed. While we knew it was a 95% chance that they would have to be removed but hearing those words are completely different then just thinking about it happening.
The screaming and crying however did not come from the little girl who is about to have them removed in 3 weeks. Nope, the screaming and crying came from me, her mommy. She on the other hand is happy that she will get to spend a few days in bed eating nothing but ice cream, jello and ice pops while watching movies.
Me on the other hand, I got nervous as soon as those words left the doctors mouth, and for the rest of the day yesterday I was a mess. I can not stand the thought of my little girl in pain, and while she thinks it will be all ice cream and fun I know what it really means, it means she will be sedated (which scares me), it means she will be in pain (which breaks my heart) and she will want to get up and play like a normal kid wants to do (and she can’t for a few days) and she will want to enjoy her last few weeks of summer doing things like going in the pool at my parents house (which they don’t allow you to swim for 2 weeks after it). While I didn’t scream or cry in front of my kids, as soon as they went to bed last night the tears flooded and all day long I was moody and stressed out. I am trying to keep as positive of an out look as I can for my daughter but deep down I really hate that she is going to need to have surgery (even though I know she needs it and its the best thing for her)
I know in the end it is the best thing for her, she needs the surgery done, but as a mommy I am scared, not for myself but for her and for the pain I know she will have and the want to eat real food when she can only get down things like ice cream and jello and for the boredom that I know she will face as the other 2 run around the house.
Have you or your kids ever had their tonsils out? What was your experience?