Enlarged adenoids: Hi, my 2 1/2 year old has enlarged adenoids and enlarged tonsils. The main problem is that he is constantly congested, often breathes through his mouth and is snoring during the night. However, he does not appear to have any other symptoms related to enlarged adenoids, such as sinus infections, sleep apnea or other infections. He is overall a healthy boy. The doctor, however, recommended that we remove his adenoids. We are a little skeptical about surgery because he is only 2 ½ and I read that surgery is safe after age 4. So, my question is, is surgery safe at age 2 ½, what are possible complications during and after surgery, will the problem of snoring and mouth breathing go away, and how can we alleviate the problem without surgery or at least until he is 4. Thank you.