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Vibes for My Grandson please

post #1 of 15
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My Dear sweet Grandson was here yesterday and he thinks he's got Mono His girlfriend has it so that's probably what it is, I told him were you kissing on her he said yes but she didn't know she had it at first, he didn't feel good and went back home and went to bed...I don't know a whole lot about it but I understand it can last quit awhile and they get sore throat really tired and sometimes loose weight He's in collage and working to so I don't guess he will be doing those 2 things for awhile..Thanks Everyone
post #2 of 15
Some serious get better quick vibes for him!
post #3 of 15
Poor guy! I had mono a little over a year ago and it was not fun The worst part about it is that even after you recover from the initial illness, your immune system is compromised for some time following. I kept getting sick after mono. Please encourage him to take his vitamins, eat a balanced diet, and get plenty of rest during this time. There's isn't any medication that helps it since it is a virus, so he just has to do things to help ease the symptoms. Hot tea with lits of honey helped my throat a great bit. Another important thing about mono it that for 2 months following, you can't do any sports or rough playing. This is because your spleen becomes swollen and can rupture.

I hope he is feeling better soon
post #4 of 15
Hope he feels better soon
post #5 of 15
Oh, get well soon vibes for both of them.
post #6 of 15
Oh no! I've heard mono is pretty nasty, lots of get well vibes for him!! {{{}}}}
post #7 of 15
Aww, poor guy. Hope he feels better soon!
post #8 of 15
Get better vibes headed your grandsons way!!!!
post #9 of 15
Sending vibes his way ((((()))))
post #10 of 15
Just in case your grandson is of drinking age, please tell him NO ALCOHOL while recuperating and for a long time after... I think it's a year but his doctor can tell him. It can cause major damage to his liver.

Hope he has a speedy recovery!

Cheers, from
post #11 of 15
I hope he recovers right away. My sister had it when she was in high school. It took forever for her to get over it because every time she started feeling better, she would over do it, get tired and be sick again..
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Well from what I read you never really get rid of it once you have it I guess it's like there, It's actually called Epstein barr virus, also read no sports for a long time after you start to feel better witch can take months because your spleen can rupture I guess if you would get punched, not much they can do says they loose weight sleep 12 to 16 hours a day, I never knew all that. Seems like I remember hearing people giggleing when you said you had it because it's alway's been called kissing disease It's not funny though I am concerned about it.
post #13 of 15
Lois, sorry to hear this!
post #14 of 15
Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
My Dear sweet Grandson was here yesterday and he thinks he's got Mono
Ouch! I'm sending good vibes his way!

Has he been to the doctor? Other things can cause the same symptoms, so he should be properly diagnosed.

Mono is usually caused by the Epstein Barr Virus, but there are other viruses that can mimic the same symptoms. If it is in fact mono, there is no cure for it because it is a virus so it has to just run it's course; usually 3 or 4 weeks, sometimes longer.

The best treatment is to get plenty of rest, especially during the beginning stages of the illness when the symptoms are the worst. Stay in bed and pass on school, work, and everything else except sleep.

For the fever and aching muscles, try taking acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) or ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin). Do not take aspirin unless the doctor specifically orders it: Aspirin has been linked to a serious disease in kids and teens called Reye syndrome, which can lead to liver failure and death.

For a sore throat, chew gum, drink tea with honey, or suck on hard candy or popcicles. Make sure to eat and drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration.

Doctors also recommend avoiding sports for at least a month after the illness because the spleen is usually enlarged temporarily. An enlarged spleen can rupture easily, causing bleeding, fever, and abdominal pain and requiring emergency surgery. Do not participate in contact sports, cheerleading, or even wrestling until cleared by the doctor.
post #15 of 15
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Thanks for the Information, and Thanks for all the Vibes ... I called him and he said I'm trying to get ready for school, I told him don't go rest and Call Aunt Kellie and go see the Dr, of course that Brillant 18 year old attitude he has said Mammy It's Collage not high school...Gads !!! I told him you don't feel good you should not go, you may give it to someone else if you cough or sneeze or whatever.. I bet he doesn't go he sounded horrible
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