My son used to get ear infections. They started at 6 months old & continued every year. A new tooth, an ear infection. A stuffy nose, an ear infection. You get the idea. When he was 6, they finally put 1 tube in. His right ear seemed to be the only one affected, so they only treated that one. Plus took out the adnoids. Of course, then he got infections in his left. But not so many. It's been better for awhile, he's going on 12 now. The tube is still in, they think. Of course they are supposed to fall out in approx. 6-18 months. Ok, so he really likes his, it's going on 6 years. :shrug: So last week he has a sore throat. And his voice changed. And he couldn't open his jaw all the way. I look in & there are some really big tonsils in there!! A trip to the dr. & home with steroids & antibiotics. Well, last night it came back. Dr. said if it happened again, most likely they will come out. He had no fever with this. Isn't there usually a fever with abcessed tonsils? I kept him home yesterday & today. BRought him to work with me today. Since I can't miss, I will call the Dr. this afternoon. They always get us in within 30 minutes, and it's 30 minutes away.