Re: DS getting ear tubes tomorrow at 10 am - NPO after midnight?!
If they do have stuff on their tummies, they can get really sick off the anesthesia. DS and DD did okay, even for as long as they waited. DD who is 7 months old, didn't eat until we got home the other day (which was around 2 because brother had surgery, too). Once you get there and checked in, they give the kiddos some "goofy juice" that makes them forget all about their empty tummies and in recovery, they can have clear fluids (popsicles, etc). DD's tummy was really, really torn up the remainder of the day from her anestheisa.
Back in Dec, DS had tubes, tonsils and adenoids done. It was a couple of days before he ate, but again, he had no liquids after midnight and then he had clear coming out of recovery. He still threw up and peed on himself. I can't imagine how it would have been if he'd eaten after midnight.