Thanks for all the input.
I agree that the risks are real and would not put her in anyway in harms way or risk it.
My 2 issues were not being told about this requirement over the last 6mths I’ve been on the list, and also that other hospitals (esp Rockingham, being a hospital that this surgery is preformed at) are not options.
I will speak to the hospital and the specialist in the morning and see if we can come to some sort of compromise - NOT do the tonsillectomy, but keep the surgery date and do the adenoids and grommets - or I will pass on the surgery date, stay on the public list and spend the next few months sorting a holiday in the city and coming up with options for the other kids.
Now that I’m aware of the 2week requirement, I am able to spend a few months working something out if I need to pass on this date.
Thanks again for all your help.
ETA: we do not qualify for Ronald McDonald house. Along with other criteria, you must live over 100km away, and we don’t.
Edited by kiwimum2b, 06 May 2019 - 10:13 PM.