Tonsil, Adenoid, and Ear Tube Surgery: Going to Surgery
Your child will be cared for by a surgical team. This team will include a surgeon, and one or more nurses, and other health professionals. An anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will give your child medicine to make him or her fall asleep.
Sam meets some nice people...
There are so many people at the hospital! Sam sees his nurse and his doctor. He also meets a sleep doctor. The doctors and nurses look a little silly because they are wearing hats, gloves, and masks. They all want to help Sam feel better.
Soon Sam gets on a special bed with wheels. Sam has stickers on his chest. He also has a soft clip on his finger. These things will help the doctors and nurses take care of Sam.
Going to surgery
Before going to surgery, your child may be given a sedative to help him or her relax.
Your child's blood pressure, breathing, oxygen level, and heart rate will be monitored during and after surgery.
The surgeon will speak with you when the operation is over. A nurse will let you know when you can see your child a short time after surgery.