Hi, Im 27 years old, and had my tonisellectomy on July 3. I had "kissing tonsills". For the past four or five years, I have had constant problems with them via soar throats to strep to constant laryngitis. Until my tonsils stayed swollen to the point they were touching in the back. It was very uncomfortable.....not alot of room to breathe or swallow, so the slightest cold could send me into a tizzy!
My tonsillectomy has not been a walk in the park, but I can already tell a huge difference on being able to breathe and not snore, only days after my surgery.
I do not have kids of my own, but I work with kids all the time. They are resilliant little creatures, and I have always heard that the little ones handle tonsillectomys a whole lot better than adults. So my advice would to be go ahead and take his tonsils out. Because with my expereience, it only got worse, never better!
Hope this helps you out in some way!