Thanks for posting the Rainbow Bridge. I have a friend who had never heard or read it and the only one I have on file is the one about the Crocodile Hunter.
Lynn, I'm sure your kids will be fine. Normal length of time for sutures is 7-10 days. The hard part is keeping their tongues away from them!
You'll be fine too, Mom. Above mentioned friend of mine took her two boys (poodles) to be castrated and was a wreck. I had given her strict orders to drop them then go shopping - even called her cell phone to make sure that she wasn't at home worrying about them. As long as you trust your vet to do the surgery then you have no need to worry.
RIP Wallis, John Robert, Tibby & Pip
Mom to JoJo, Roxie & Linguini (Cavaliers)
and my birds Moji (Senegal) and Walter (Blue Front Amazon)