My 11.5 month old DS has been sick for almost 5 weeks now. It started as a cold virus (temps, runny nose, cough). After 2 weeks of that, he started getting better but then got worse very quickly. His temp went up to 39.6 and the doc decided to put him on amoxicillin because he thought it had turned into a bacterial infection in his ears.
We started the amoxicillin and he improved within 24 hours. But then a few days later had really bad diarrhea and then developed temps again. At first I thought it was just a side effect of the antibiotics, but the temp had me worried and the diarrhea was awful.
Back to the docs and he said he had caught a gasto virus. He said it was pretty normal for children his age who have just started day care to get a run of illnesses like this. He said to just keep fluids up and give panadol.
A few days later and now he is running temps, and has a bright green runny nose again.
I'm going to take him back to the docs as soon as they open but I just wanted to see what other Mum's thought? Does it sound out of the ordinary that he has been sick for so long? With him starting day care I expected a few bugs here and there but not 5 weeks straight!!! I'm feeling really concerned and am totally exhausted from looking after a sick baby