Tonsils: Leave 'Em In Or Yank 'Em Out?How many cases of tonsillitis does your kid (and you) need to suffer through before your doctor pulls the trigger and says these monsters need to come out? For the first time, there are official guidelines on when to do a tonsillectomy. But can you live without tonsils? Seems like some kids don't do well with them. So maybe these new guidelines will help all of us figure out what to do.