We are appealing to anyone who can help this family get the much needed funds to get their daughter Isabella into theatre to have a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Isabella has been battling with severe tonsillitis and adenoid problems since 2013, and is in a lot of pain and discomfort.
Chronic tonsillitis is more common in adolescents and adults. People who suffer from chronic tonsillitis tend to have chronic
- Red, swollen tonsils
- White or yellow coating or patches on the tonsils
- Sore throat
- Difficult or painful swallowing
- Enlarged, tender glands (lymph nodes) in the neck
- A scratchy, muffled or throaty voice
- Bad breath
- Stomachache, particularly in younger children
- Stiff neck
- sore throat
- enlarged tonsils
- bad breath, which may be related to cryptic tonsils
- enlarged and tender neck lymph nodes
In young children who are unable to describe how they feel, signs of tonsillitis may include:
- Drooling due to difficult or painful swallowing
- Refusal to eat
- Unusual fussiness
Both infection with bacterium which are antibiotic resistant and altered immunologic function likely play a role in the development of chronic tonsillitis. You may also have an increased risk of developing chronic tonsillitis if you have been exposed to radiation.
As with recurrent tonsillitis, sleep apnea is a serious complication of chronic tonsillitis and if often an indication for tonsil removal. Ultimately, the decision to remove the tonsils depends on multiple factors including your ability to attend work or school, your symptoms, and any complications of tonsillitis you may have.
Swollen adenoids block the airways and can cause the following symptoms:
- frequent ear infections.
- sore throat.
- difficulty swallowing.
- difficulty breathing through the nose.
- habitual mouth breathing.
- obstructive sleep apnea, which involves periodic lapses in breathing during sleep.
The family is not on Medical Aid and the waiting list is 2 years to go through a state facility. In the meanwhile Isabella is having severe tonsillitis and is often off school as she is always falling ill.
Gert, Isabella's father is medically unfit to work and therefore they are relying on mom’s salary to get by, which hardly get the family through every month. The family is battling to pay their monthly bills and cannot afford this operation for their little girl.
Any donation is welcome and they will appreciate every cent that you can help this family with, towards getting their little girl well.