I'd insist on a referral ASAP. If you go public could be a long wait to see ENT before an even longer wait to get them out. If you go private it could still be up to 6mths to get initial appointment but usually pretty quick after that
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28-12-2012 14:44 #13
Oh good not too long to wait then. Hope all goes well
28-12-2012 15:30 #14
on waiting times, public was still a 1 year wait minimum, could of been 3 years... no choice in surgeon
private, we were able to see an ENT within a few weeks and also book the surgery 3 weeks out. worth the $$$$.
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28-12-2012 18:08 #15
Re: reocurring Tonsillitis
I saw the ENT privately, eg paid upfront but he had a public list at a close-ish hospital which he put DD on as we have no ins. This meant no long wait for initial consult. Wait for surgery was about 7.5 months.
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28-12-2012 21:44 #16Senior Member
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My DD had hers out at 2y4m. Whenever she was sick it was always tonsilitis, she would spit out her food because her tonsils were so big they blocked her throat. She also had her adenoids out at the same time as she was a snorer. She has been perfect since, and that was March.
28-12-2012 22:22 #17
I feel for your poor bubbas going through what mine is going through but it's reassuring at the same time to be assurred my ds isn't the only one going through this and I'm not going mad. I am so in tune now, I know his cries when it's the tonsils flaring up again.
28-12-2012 22:24 #18
My son didn't really get the pus tonsils either, but he constantly has issues with ears and breathing.
He's had grommets three times, adenoids out three times (yes- that's not normal) and tonsils out once.
Each time he came home a different boy. Developmentally LEAPED forwards each time. Emotionally he'd be a happier more confident child. He stopped being scared of sleep (developed apnea each time), and recovery was so so so quick.
He managed to have his third surgery exactly one week to the day after his third birthday and I don't regret ANY of his surgery. It was needed for him.
29-12-2012 02:06 #19
Re: reocurring Tonsillitis
My youngest has had tonsilitis 18 times so far and he is 2.5 yrs old ( that we actually went to the Dr for, there were more but we didn't take him to the Drs every time as they were reluctant to prescribe more antibiotics so often to such a small child)
He however hasn't had a flare up in the last 5 months. We are on the waiting list to get his tonsils out but Will keep monitoring him and If he doesn't seen to get sick again we won't do it as I don't want him going through surgery unless absolutely necessary.
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29-12-2012 03:06 #20
Get them out! I had mine done at 21 and it honestly changed my life. Even if the kids don't seem to be too run down or sick if their tonsils are inflamed (or meeting in the middle like a pp described) then the kids can be much more susceptible to sleep apnoea....and no one likes to have a bad night's sleep.
Surgery has risks of course, but it is very quick, can be in and out with less than 20 min anaesthetic time
I'm massively pro-tonsillectomy due to the positive effect it had on me.
I wonder if it is genetic? Over half my sibs & cousins have had tonsils and appendix out too
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