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Offline Mumtaz (CapetonianInWellington)

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An update - Tonsils
« on: February 13, 2009, 12:12:29 am »
Just to let you know my 2 yr old had his tonsils removed yesterday. We used Grace Hospital in Tauranga and what a fantastic hospital. The staff were EXCELLENT and the doctor was a scream!!!! He is recovering well. He just has a bit of a fever at present, but I suppose that is due to the pain. He is enjoying all the ice cream and ice lollies though.  :clap:



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Re: An update - Tonsils
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 01:16:14 am »
O0 hope he feels better soon

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 02:06:33 am »
hey,

how did you go about doing it ? what was the process like?  my daughter might need to have hers taken out...not looking forward to it...

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 02:49:00 am »
Get well soon mumtaz son O0
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 04:03:31 am »
Glad to hear everything worked out so well!!
Get well soon little one!

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 06:51:19 am »
Gosh, I can't believe they did it at 2 years old!  You are very lucky.  My son struggled with his tonsils since I can remember but they made us wait until he was 5 because they said 'it is not done before that'.   Because of his constant tonsilitis he had constant ear infection and couldn't hear properly which in turn affected his speach development.   Took years of speech therapy to sort it and sometimes you still struggle to understand him and he is 9 now!!   Well done for getting it done now before it affected other things.  By the way since we took the tonsils out my son has not been ill - and I mean NOT AT ALL!!   Unbelievable isn't it.   Hope your little one will be feeling better soon!
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 07:01:37 am »
I was planning to have my eldest sons tonsils out while we were still in SA, he was 2 at the time, he had continuous tonsillitis, after we moved here it all cleared up.  He still gets sick but no more tonsillitis!

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 01:42:19 pm »
Hope he is feeling better soon.  We had the same problem with my youngest Jackie due to his tonsils, ear infections and hearing loss for years, he also battled with his speech, and at 9 its also for us hard to understand him sometimes. 

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 02:59:16 pm »
Hope he is better soon    O0

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Re: An update - Tonsils
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 05:12:40 am »
Thanks everyone for all your wishes.

hey,

how did you go about doing it ? what was the process like?  my daughter might need to have hers taken out...not looking forward to it...


We went to see a specialist (Peter Sherwin) he is based in Tauranga - excellent doctor. The GP referred us to him. He works publicly and privately. We decided to have our sons done privately, because he was constantly ill with tonsilitis and had lots of fevers and ended up with convulsions - thats why they also decided it best to remove them at this age and I didnt want to wait 6 months for the op.

We made the appointment for the op when we saw him a week ago and completed the hospital forms and that was it. We paid 80% before the op and the balance when he was discharged. He was discharged the same day. We used Grace Hospital in Tauranga (Cheney Street). Very nice hospital and staff.

The doctor said it was good we had it removed as it just crumbled when he removed it. If you are interested in the Private costs PM me.

Thanks again all for your prayers and good wishes. Isnt it just lovely to be able to share your life happenings on this forum and know that there is such support!