Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy for 4 year old
My 4 year old was just formally diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and needs a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. We are totally freaked out by the idea of surgery and general anesthesia and the potential for bleeding, but we are more freaked out by the long term health implications of severe obstructive sleep apnea. We have Kaiser and have been working with Dr. Shane Zim in Oakland because that's who we were randomly assigned to. He seems very competent and responsive, but I am still looking for reassurance from moms who have been through this surgery before. Does anyone have experience with this kind of surgery at Kaiser Oakland or with Dr. Zim in particular? How freaked out should we be? If your child had sleep apnea, did the surgery resolve the issue? We have to wait for about 10 weeks for a surgery date, should we be pushing them to move it up? Thank you for any advice or reassurance you can give.