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    Argh! My DS has tonsillitis for the 8th time this year! At what stage do they decide it's enough and remove tonsils? I'm so over the high fevers and clinginess that goes with it :-( third week in a row that DS has not been able to go to child care and I'm desperately needing a break!

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    At around 8 to 10 cases a year you wil be put on the hospy waiting list, but you aren't categorized at the highest level unless your child has apnea.
    I went through the same thing with dd1 for years! How old is ur ds?

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    Is it possible to get an appointment with an ENT specialist and have a chat to them about it? My DS wasnt getting tonsilitis at all, but had extremely overgrown tonsils....we struggled with doctors who just fobbed us off with antibiotics and antihistamines for 2 years before banging on the doctors desk and basically demanding a referral for an ENT. He had his tonsils out within weeks.
    Not sure if it will work for you (as DS also needed a few other ENT surgeries) but it might be worth a shot.

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    He's 2 1/2. We have referral for ENT but with everything that's been going on with speech, developmental delays and ASD diagnosis, it got swept to back and still waiting for appointment 1 yr later. Will chase them up.

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    you can just do it privately just seen and ENT and you can get it done quickly.

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    It is a private ENT. Seems to be long waiting list here. Ive only come across one ENT in a large regional centre

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    Im not sure where you are, but if you cant get an appointment soon with your referred ENT, is it possible to travel a little bit (into the nearest city area?) to see an ENT that can get it done faster for you? I know travel isnt always an option and its something you have probably already considered, but if its a bit of an emergency it might be worth looking into.

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    Where are you? I have a good one for my boys if you are on the gold coast or brisbane area.

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    Well I am 28 years old. with tonsillitis about once a month, been that way since i was 3 years old. I still have my tonsils. All theyve ever tried is giving me strong and longer antibiotics, If you want his tonsils out you're going to have to push for it or they wont do it
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