I'm wanting everyone's thoughts please.
My 4yr DS is constantly sick. I know all children get sick but I'm talking every 3 or so weeks and to a point where he physically can't do anything for up to a week. I run a family daycare and none of the other younger children or even DD (3yrs) seem to get as sick as he does or as often as he does.
Approx 2 weeks ago the poor little thing came down with a cold that turned into broncilitius, he had one healthy week and now this week a viral infection that the hospital thought was appendicitis at first as he had stomach pain which has turned into cold like symptoms with an ear infection. In the lady 3 months I have lost count how many times he had been sick if I was to guess it would be around 5-6, nearly every second week.
Since December he actually hasn't put on any weight as he keeps getting sick and all the weight he does put on he loses again. When he gets any sort of illness his temp sits around 39.5 and he won't eat, we have to push to get him to sips fluids and is generally like this for min 4 days. And if it is anything that causes a cough like broncilitius then he will cough until he throws up.
I'm at a loss to what I can do to help him. In the past 2 months we have cut down on a lot of his outside the home activities just to try to keep him away for lots of germs but it's not helping. He is great at washing his hands etc, he takes a kids multivitamin everyday. I'm not sure what else I can do. It's killing me seeing my little man so sick so often. :-(