Today Elayna went in to have her tonsils & adenoids removed as well as tubes put in. This surgery has changed a lot over the years. They now cauterize the incisions instead of stitches so instead of recommending ice cream and popsicles, they encourage crunchy foods like chips and crackers. The surgery itself only takes 40 minutes and it's day surgery so she was released only 5 hours post-surgery. Her daddy stayed with her the whole day and I was able to come and go so I could take Chantel to her Christmas party at school today too. Elayna's been tired and in pain (to be expected), but right now she's sitting on the couch with a tray of food in front of her watching a Barbie movie. I think she'll be able to handle this stay-at-home recovery thing just fine.