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Should I be worried about my DHs recent visit to the ENT specialist?

(9 Posts)
MARGOsBeenDrinkingTea Sat 04-Jul-09 14:32:36

He saw a specialist on Friday, he's been quite ill (on and off) with tonsilitis and the doctor referred him.

He's been well for the last month or so although you can still see that the tonsil is swollen.

The doctor has booked him in for a tonsillectomy and histology. But he marked the direct booking form as "URGENT within 2 - 3 weeks"

He's booked for the operation on the 14th July.

Please put my mind at rest. I can't get on to NHS direct at the moment for some reason.

Elibean Sat 04-Jul-09 15:11:20

Hey Margo, is that you? smile

Very sorry to hear dh has been poorly, sounds horrible. If its any help, dd2's tonsillectomy was also marked 'urgent, 2-3 weeks' so it may be a standard thing to mark if a patient is really suffering, as opposed to just benefitting-long-term-but-not-too-bad kind of thing?

Also, I've read on other MN posts, and heard in RL, that tonsils can stay swollen for quite a while after a bad bout of infection.

I hate having tests of any sort looming over anyone in my family, including me. Hang in...

MARGOsBeenDrinkingTea Sat 04-Jul-09 16:21:00

Thanks Eli. was your little one rushed along because of her floppy larynx?

Fair play to DH, he's not been milking it when he has been ill. bless him.

Elibean Sat 04-Jul-09 18:49:13

I think so, though it was more the fact that her sleep apnoea was distressing her and us, than her larynx per se - iyswim. Big tonsils also put her at risk of nasty infections, though, and with her airway that was always going to be a bit higher risk than your average 24mnth old.

Any nice ENT man is going to put 'urgent' if someone has been having a hard time, because if they don't it can take months and months...presumably, he's hoping your dh can be sorted out before the winter. Did he say anything to dh about it?

foxinsocks Sat 04-Jul-09 18:55:15

maybe he just was worried it would keep getting infected - it can be v v nasty if it carries on getting infected, I think even more so in adults so maybe that's why

I would get dh to call on Monday to put your mind at ease though

Hi Elibean! Been wondering how dd2 was doing. Those pics of your girls are gorgeous.

Elibean Sat 04-Jul-09 23:03:06

smile hello foxy

They've changed a fair bit since then, not least from fattening-up post-op! Thank you.

How are you and yours?

Sorry for the hijack, Margo blush

foxinsocks Sun 05-Jul-09 10:08:11

yes we are well thanks elibean. Kids not having usual asthma hayfever bouts which is so lovely. I do wonder whether it's the warm weather that's helping. Is odd that their hayfever isn't bad because dh and I have appalling hayfever now but I'm not going to question it, just pleased they aren't suffering!

Was thinking of your dd2 because I have a weird cough that makes my larynx go into spasm (and closes my windpipe - only momentarily) but it's v frightening so it made me realse how awful it must have been for you. Saw on the swine flu thread about you buying tamiflu. With the way your dd was, I can totally understand that. Seems a perfectly understandable reaction you know. Don't beat yourself up .

Sorry for hijack margo! Fingers crossed you will get an answer on Monday that will put your mind at ease.

Elibean Sun 05-Jul-09 10:53:06

Glad the kids are well, but poor you and dh! Thanks, and don't worry - no beating going on wink

Elibean Sun 05-Jul-09 10:54:18

ps that larynx-closing cough thing: dh gets that with hayfever, some sort of reaction to dust/pollen. He says its v scary too, poor you.

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