Wow! Now those are some impressive tonsils!

Words you never want to hear come out of your child’s doctor’s mouth.  This is the third doctor we have seen who said “Those need to come out!” So I suppose that is what we will do. First we saw our pediatrician, then our allergist, now the ENT.  All of them had pretty much the same reaction.  WOW! I have shared a picture with you but just in case you missed them.

I have to talk to Husband about this today and then I will call and schedule the procedure.  Weird that he isnt sick and the sinus xray yesterday was good.  Who knows why they are so amazingly large?  But the doctors’ (all three) main concern is that for some reason with all his allergies, his throat could swell and his air would be cut off quickly and completely.  And we don’t want that.  So snip, snip.

The ENT we saw was a nice man.  We both felt pretty at ease with him. As at ease as you can when someone is discussing putting your child to sleep.  Benjamin had questions for him and he was very patient and didnt talk to him like he was a little kid.  He answered his questions with good detail and explained things in medical terms that the thought Benjamin would understand.  I think we will probably go ahead with it and not wait for Dad to come home.  Unless maybe Dad would want to come home early??? There’s a thought!

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WOW, those ARE impressive. My son had surgery every year for the first 5 years of his life. He had the worst ear infections…. It’s scary, but he did so well each time…

Good luck to you and stock up on popsicles and ice cream!!

Wow! They are some big tonsils! I remember when I was a child, I had my tonsils taken out along with 4 of my 6 sisters and brothers. We made the paper as the most children in one family to have their tonsils taken out at the same time.


My daughter’s doctor said the same thing when she was 4, 5, and so on. And yes they were/are incredibly unexplainably large! She is now turning 17 and if you saw her would know she has had no problems swallowing. I had my tonsils out when I was 4 and have had a weight problem ever since, maybe coincidently….maybe not…I would get a second opinion. There are alot of different thoughts on the value of tonsils.

WOW! Those are ginormous!! I had my tonsils out when I was 9 as did my sister who was 6 at the time. Her’s grew back oddly enough and she had to have them out again when she was 17!

EEEEWWWW! Alas, my oldest daughter had similar tonsils (as did I!) and ended up with chronic strep, and having to be on a continuous low dose of antibiotic. Not fun. Having tonsils out isn’t much fun, either, but it’s the best thing we’ve done for her health. No more snoring (BOY did that little one SNORE!), no more dark circles under the eyes…and…no more STREP!!! Yippee!
Anyway…good luck!