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non-verbal child tonsillectomy Victoria's Mommy TTC since Apr 2014; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pekin, Illinois 1736 posts
Mar 15th '16

My daughter is 7 and has had strep throat 7-8 times a year since she started school. We took her to the dr for a cough today with no symptoms of strep. They did a culture and she tested positive. Her tonsils are very large for her age and need to be removed. Her dr wont even make the referral because she is non-verbal. It makes me so mad. Have any of you been able to get a tonsillectomy for your non-verbal child?

Thinkaboutit 4 kids; United States 2511 posts
Mar 15th '16

Quoting Victoria's Mommy:
My daughter is 7 and has had strep throat 7-8 times a year since she started school. We took her to the dr for a cough today with no symptoms of strep. They did a culture and she tested positive. Her tonsils are very large for her age and need to be removed. Her dr wont even make the referral because she is non-verbal. It makes me so mad. Have any of you been able to get a tonsillectomy for your non-verbal child?


What? That is weird....I have worked with children w-SN non verbal that had tonsils removed....

Get a new dr or go see a pediatric ENT....

good luck!

shitman 3 kids; United States 292 posts
Mar 15th '16

Quoting Thinkaboutit:

What? That is weird....I have worked with children w-SN non verbal that had tonsils removed....

Get a new dr or go see a pediatric ENT....

good luck!


She needs a referral for a ENT  but I agree go to a new doctor 

Thinkaboutit 4 kids; United States 2511 posts
Mar 15th '16

Quoting shitman:

She needs a referral for a ENT  but I agree go to a new doctor 


Oh....I forget that some types of insurance require referrals :( With ours you can just go to whatever type of specialty dr you want...

Victoria's Mommy TTC since Apr 2014; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pekin, Illinois 1736 posts
Mar 16th '16

Yes I have tried to call a specialist myself but she needs a referral with her insurance. I am definitely going to push for it at her dr appointment today and if her dr still refuses i will be finding her a new one. I like her dr but she is one that believes if it goes away with antibiotics there is no reason to do surgery. I disagree. I am sick of seeing my poor daughter suffer. 

MissCarrio United States 50 posts
Mar 18th '16

My daughter is a 5 years old special needs child (She has downs). She can say quite a few words but can't speak in sentences or anything. Shes scheduled too get her tonsils and adenoids removed next month due too her obstructive sleep apnea.

Victoria's Mommy TTC since Apr 2014; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pekin, Illinois 1736 posts
Mar 23rd '16

We got the referral finally but the appointment isnt until may. I guess there is a quite a waiting list