Lyndsay - posted on 12/14/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
Please help, I could really do with some advise.
My 3 year old son has quite large tonsils. He has a bout of tonsillitis roughly every 2-3 months. He always ends up being quite ill whilst he's suffering from this, with a high temperature, (he's been hospitalised twice from febrile convulsions-temperature fits), loss of appetite, swollen tonsils with spots of pus all over them (sorry if that's too graphic) and generally unwell and drowsy. I've taken him to our family GP so many times, but she says that because he's not had "bacterial tonsillitis" more than 5 times in the last 12 months, (he had it 8 times last year, but only 3 lots of bacterial) she can't refer him to have his tonsils out. It's killing me to see him ill like this so often, with seemingly no one willing to help. I'm at my wits end. Can anyone out there give me some advise on what I can do?