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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Maybe this should go in rant.

Early June we were hit with strep throat, yay me with 5 little ones.

Long story short, my 4 ye old can't shake it. Is scheduled for a tonsillectomy on the first.
She is now on a 4th antibiotic. In 2 months!

Last weds, at the end of her 3rd round of antibiotic, here comes the fever.. and now the glands in her neck are swollen. Off to the er...Dr on a power trip because she been doing this for 20 years. Its just her glands.

Pediatric the next day. Pus on tonsils, here's a new antibiotic, call on Monday if not better. OK. Fine.

My baby is miserable and suffering, can't even blow her constant running nose. Breath so bad I can't stand irregular.I just want my baby OK. I am planning on taking her to the children's hospital in the a.m. her fever keeps climbing.

Why in the great u.s. of a. Is my baby waiting for a freaking tonsillectomy?!?! When it's obviously making her so sick?! She is Suffering!!!

Just frustrated I guess. Anyone been here? I want to demand they take them out, she has pus on her freaking tonsils!! Ughhh!!!!




posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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seems like they should be removed. Nothing scarey at all.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:35 PM
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reply to post by showintail
 

What antibiotic has she been on?

So sorry for your frustration and helplessness. It totally sucks to watch your children suffer and not be able to do anything.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:37 PM
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reply to post by misfitofscience
 


Yes. When she was "OK " she was scheduled for the tonsillectomy, but since then she has gone down hill. Not responding to antibiotics.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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reply to post by Maluhia
 


Amoxcill., cefinder, twice, now on suprax. $354 yikes!!



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 03:20 AM
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reply to post by showintail
 


My daughter has had the same problem over the past few years. Only last week she was admitted to hospital with swollen glands, a fever and also a blood infection. I don't know whether the tonsils were a factor but the doctors seem to think not. Anyway, we have had the same problem. They will not take them out unless she has had 5 bouts of tonsilitis is a specific amount of time, a year or something.

I worry for her because I know that another round of tonsilitis is around the corner and maybe it could put her back into the same scenario we have been through over the last week.

Can tonsilitis give you a blood infection? Because if so, I am going with it even though the doctors never really figured it out themselves...

I hope your little one gets better and my thoughts are with yous....



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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Well an update, strep is gone, and now she has mono. I'm happy to know what it is.

Bad news, her tonsillectomy will most likely be post poned.

Thanks for the well wishes!



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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I had recurring chronic tonsillitis until I was 21 and could get health care for myself and have them taken out. I had no medical care for it as a child and suffered a lot. Good lord did I suffer. The tonsils did seem to keep me from getting sick very often, but they were themselves the source of misery. Your daughter is so lucky that at least she has a parent trying to get her medical needs addressed. I am sorry the system is now so hostile to tonsillectomies. They used to perform them perhaps too readily. But of course instead of adjusting the policy to one of moderation, they've gone too far on the opposite end of the spectrum.

Anyway, even though at my age it was a risk, it was great to finally be free of "tonsil cheese" and bad breath and sore throat. I had learned prior to my surgery to use a rubber tipped dental pick to clean out my tonsils but that took almost Buddhist monk level concentration suppressing the gag reflex and it was probably dangerous, too. Funny thing is, that is what the college clinic doctor advised me to do when I first tried to get the problem addressed at age 18. I should never have listened to that bozo and just done the research and found myself a real doctor with a good reputation instead. The "real doctor" I did eventually find was a true ear nose and throat specialist took one look at my tonsils and declared them a hopeless case right away.

Good luck to your family. After the tonsils come out she may indeed take longer to battle some kinds of colds and flu but other she may end up getting sick less often. Or it could work out the other way, she gets sick more often but the duration is much shortened. It depends on the individual. Either way, no more breath that could drop a dingo in its tracks!



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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Sorry to spam your thread, but had trouble editing. I re read your post and see that you were wondering about the delay. They definitely have to wait for all swellings to go down. It's too easy if everything is inflamed or swollen to run into complications both during and after the surgery. I had to wait for mine, too, to calm down and look more normal before I could have my surgery, and I wasn't even nearly as sick as your daughter seems to be. They can't just go in and do a surgery that actually does carry some risk when the patient is that sick. I hope that answers the questions you had about the delay.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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reply to post by SheeplFlavoredAgain
 

Thank you. Yes the mono is also cause for delay. She is doing a lot better since they gave her a strong antibiotic in the er. And the IV fluids, we are now just nursing her and praying noone else gets it!

Glad you got yours out!





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