I posted a reply on 9/22, the day of my son's tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. The first day was by far the worst. he did not want to drink, drink, or take is pain medicine at all for 12 days, we basically had to force it. the doctor gave him vicodin but it gave him headaches about 2 hours after him taking it. it was better than the pain in the throat though. the first week my son continued to snore but has not snored once other than the very faint snore (can barely hear) and only on occasion. The doctor said he would probably sleep a lot on the med but he only slept the first day for most of the day off and on and the next day he was up all day, would not even take a nap in the middle of the day (I was not going to make him either). The 3rd day, he ate very little but some solid (soft) food. I think I paged the doctor every time my son blinked an eye, once at 4:30am. The doctor always called me back, even refilled the vicodin, and helped me through every step. finally on the 12th day my son spit up a soft, off white piece of something that looked like a piece of chewing gum that had been chewed for 5 days straight and it smelled like death (of course I called the doctor for that). The doc said it was normal but not always happens. Also beware of the breath, The doc warned me before hand but about the third day the breath could knock you out in 5 seconds flat (the smell). The things that helped was lots of water (try warm or lukewarm), soup (the second day he had cream of chicken and chicken noodle), an 80 mile round trip to toys-r-us (ont the fifth day), a ton of new toys, and all of a sudden he started to want to be rocked to sleep (wich he still is asking me to do 21 days later. Ohh would DEFINATELY do all over again.........dont wait. my son can breath again. He also thanked myself and his mommy for taking them out the very first day because he could breathe better and this was his second surgery this year...(first one had to take out a pyogenic granuloma out of his head). he also doesn't wake up sniffling anymore at all. Good luck and remember for all of those looking into this it will be over before you know it, you wont get much sleep at first and will try everything to help but it will be better for the child.