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post #1 of 26
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Brought this up on the recall thread but I didn't want to pull it off topic so I started this thread. We had about a week off from him feeling bad. I thought we had made it through whatever was bothering him with the stomach pains. Well Monday he got off the bus more cranky than usual. But other than that no complaints off pain other than his neck bothering him. The area that was (and still is bothering him) the upper neck area around the base of the skull. Well by Tuesday morning he was running a fever. Started him on ibuprofen which seems to work for the fever. But as soon as the medicine wears off the fever comes back. The highest thus far it reached was 104 but I gave him a lukewarm bath and the medicine and fever went down. Once again till the medicine wears off. Today is the same. Complains of neck hurting and off and on his stomach. Still though no diarrhea or vomiting. One lymph node swollen but no sore throat no swollen tonsils. So I am clueless.

I am starting to really wonder about that child's immune system. And right now I just wish I knew what is causing all of this stuff.
post #2 of 26
Please take your son to a doctor ASAP.
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
He will be there first thing in the morning. I already made that appt earlier today.
post #4 of 26
I'm sending massive {{{{vibes}}}} to your son! Last time, wasn't it stomach pains only?
post #5 of 26
Hoping you can find out whats causing this tomorrow at the DR
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I'm sending massive {{{{vibes}}}} to your son! Last time, wasn't it stomach pains only?
Yes thats correct. I am so lost and confused with all this. I just wish I knew what was going on.
post #7 of 26
Best of luck at the Dr, I hope you get to the bottom of this and he gets well soon...Many prayers headed your way
post #8 of 26
Best of luck... please keep us posted.
post #9 of 26
I am hoping you find out what is causing this. Please do keep us informed after you get back from the Dr.

And many get well (((((VIBES))))) for your son!!
post #10 of 26
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He will be there first thing in the morning. I already made that appt earlier today.
That is good. I am sending lots of prayers and vibes your way for you and your son. I hope the doctor is able to give you a definitive diagnosis soon and get him to feeling better. Till then just keep lots of fluids in him like pedialyte or gatoraid so he won't get dehydrated. (if he has a hard time drinking pedialyte- thay make them in freezer pops that are good and easy to give to kids) I'll be praying for the little guy
post #11 of 26
Fever accompanied by the stiff neck is a little worrying. I hope the doctor can give you some answers.
post #12 of 26
awe I do remember ur last post, I am glad hes going to the doctors tomarrow and I hope the doctor can figure this out Please keep us updated

Also I am sending alot of get well vibes ur way
post #13 of 26
I too remember reading about your son's stomach problems. Did you not take him to the doctor's about that? Hmmm, well I remember when my kids got fever (many years ago) I would put them in a cool bath...not lukewarm...really as cold as they could stand it. 104 fever is pretty high for a little guy...for anyone truly. Fever usually means some sort of infection and bringing the fever down won't get rid of what is causing it in the first place. Good thing that you're taking him in tomorrow. I too get headaches in that area of my head...mine are caused by stress, tension headaches. I take 3 Excedrin Tension Headache pills and usually within the hour I feel relieved...if not, then I have to take 3 more...its no fun and very painful. I hope the dr's can find what's causing it. They might have to do an MRI of his head...I have one done every year like clockwork.

Many prayers & good thoughts for your son and you too...
Hilda >^..^<
post #14 of 26
If you don't get some definitive answers, ask for a referral to a specialist, preferably at a university hospital. There must be a good one in Atlanta. This has been going on far too long not to have the answers you seek.

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/n....jsp?id=h-3547

http://www.mccg.org/services/childh.asp

Hugs & prayers for you and your son.
post #15 of 26
Best of Luck! I hope that the doctor can figure out what is going on.
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Hilda>^..^< View Post
I too remember reading about your son's stomach problems. Did you not take him to the doctor's about that? Hmmm, well I remember when my kids got fever (many years ago) I would put them in a cool bath...not lukewarm...really as cold as they could stand it. 104 fever is pretty high for a little guy...for anyone truly. Fever usually means some sort of infection and bringing the fever down won't get rid of what is causing it in the first place. Good thing that you're taking him in tomorrow. I too get headaches in that area of my head...mine are caused by stress, tension headaches. I take 3 Excedrin Tension Headache pills and usually within the hour I feel relieved...if not, then I have to take 3 more...its no fun and very painful. I hope the dr's can find what's causing it. They might have to do an MRI of his head...I have one done every year like clockwork.

Many prayers & good thoughts for your son and you too...
Hilda >^..^<
Yes I did take him to the doctor several times when it flared the last time. As a matter of fact last appt was last monday and everything was fine and he was no longer in any pain. And I got really sick after we left the office.

For the fever now they say put them in a lukewarm bath to take down higher fever. Something about it being bad to give them a cold bath because shivering can make the fever rise:
http://www.babycenter.com/expert/bab...ver/12357.html

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a lukewarm bath or sponge bath won't hurt him, and it may help reduce his temperature. (Bathing a child with a fever was common practice before fever reducers were available.) Just make sure that the water is lukewarm to warm, not cool, because shivering can actually raise your baby's temperature rather than help bring it down.
At any rate that helped the fever and as long as he is on fever reducing meds. the fever is not there but when it wears off it comes back. I will be leaving at 9:30am to take him to the doctor I will let you all know what they say.

**if this sounds a little rambley I just got up.***
post #17 of 26
Sending prayers and hugs from Mississippi for you and your son, I do hope they find out what is wrong with him.

Please keep us updated on what you find out.

post #18 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dusty's Mom View Post
If you don't get some definitive answers, ask for a referral to a specialist, preferably at a university hospital. There must be a good one in Atlanta. This has been going on far too long not to have the answers you seek.

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/n....jsp?id=h-3547

http://www.mccg.org/services/childh.asp

Hugs & prayers for you and your son.
The closest teaching hospitals to us is in Augusta (6hrs away) thats where we have had a few of his past surgeries. And Nemours/Wolfson in Jacksonville Fl (about 2 1/2 hrs away). They have Shands in Jacksonville that is a teaching hospital but I won't touch that with a 10 foot pole.
post #19 of 26
I'm sending vibes his way. Good luck at the doctor's.
post #20 of 26
That sounds horrible!

I hope they're able to find the cause of your son's issues and that they can resolve it soon!!!
post #21 of 26
Heres hoping that the Dr's are able to find the cause of this soon, I'm sure giving him lots of hugs and kisses can't do any harm...
Vibes on there way
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
Sorry I did not update this sooner. Its been a hectic day. So lets start with the fever...the doctor said that it maybe the early symptoms of the flu. So they sent him home with some antibiotics. As for the aches and pains in his legs, neck and sometimes back the doctor said that it is more than likely caused from the sudden growth since starting his shots. When we started the shots his height was 38in tall. When we were at the doctor last Monday he was 41 1/2in tall. As of today he is 41 3/4in tall. Today though the fevers were not so high. So hopefully he is on the mend here.
post #23 of 26
Literally "growing pains", then! I hope his flu is a mild case. Supposedly this year's strain is particularly nasty.
post #24 of 26
not sure if I asked before-he ever been tested for lyme disease? only cause he was sick then better and sick again
post #25 of 26
Aaawww, bless the poor chap - hope he is feeling much better soon - to you all
post #26 of 26
Hmm...I went through growing pains when I was about 9-11. Some so bad I'd go home from school because it hurt to walk. I hope that's all that is. Did they test any blood?
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