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Tonsil, Adenoid, and Ear Tube Surgery: Going to Surgery

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.

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.

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.