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    Hope he's feeling better soon, it's so awful when they're sick like that and you can't do much except keep them comfortable. :-(

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    Now all the kids have it, my husband has it and I am coming down with it. It is a horrid virus, which is causing 40+ temps, vomiting bile, terrible coughing and now DS4 also has a middle ear infection.
    We are a sickly virusy house!

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    My ds is sick too, started with a sore throat , constantly ********* nose , feeling unwell . Took him to drs today as he has been unwell since Fri. Doctor said it is a virus so can't give us antibiotics. So just got him a decongestant. So sick of him blowing his nose and coughing!

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    My ds got ear infection too, which started with high temperature and coughing. Now I got that.virus and feeling so unwell.

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    It's really awful, I hate how they brush it off like "it's just a virus", influenza is a virus - Glandular fever is a virus! You can get very sick from viruses. DS4 is only 3 - he has been in bed all day (this started on Sunday night), can't walk, hasn't eaten in days, and is crying all the time. It is really freaking me out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    It's really awful, I hate how they brush it off like "it's just a virus", influenza is a virus - Glandular fever is a virus! You can get very sick from viruses. DS4 is only 3 - he has been in bed all day (this started on Sunday night), can't walk, hasn't eaten in days, and is crying all the time. It is really freaking me out!
    If he hasn't had much fluids make sure you take him back, it's very dangerous for little ones to get dehydrated .

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    Doctors don't 'brush' it off when they say it's just a virus. They say it to stop people asking for antibiotics endlessly. And unfortunately unless you need hospital admission for fluids, oxygen etc, there is nothing that can be done apart from what you are doing.
    They I would hope, still assess every case on it's virtues. Look in their ears, check for dehydration, listen to the lungs. Can you go back to the doctor tonight? Or go into ED if he is becoming listless or short of breath.
    I also think it would be worthwhile to get him and you tested for influenza. Influenza A is ripping around our area at the moment and it's awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    It's really awful, I hate how they brush it off like "it's just a virus", influenza is a virus - Glandular fever is a virus! You can get very sick from viruses. DS4 is only 3 - he has been in bed all day (this started on Sunday night), can't walk, hasn't eaten in days, and is crying all the time. It is really freaking me out!
    Oh no @beebs! I really hope things turn around soon. It's been a really horrid season this year. :-(

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    What I meant when I said they fob it off, is often they say "that's just a virus" and that is it, they send you on your way. But sometimes a virus isn't just a virus like influenza or glandular fever, etc which all have high risk of complications, especially in at risk people (which my son is). I had Influenza last year - a bad case and as a result I developed complications of invasive pneumoccocal pneumonia in both lungs and I could have died. That is what I mean by "fobbing it off" you know? So anyway, I took him to ED last night, he started to become quite agitated and screamed all afternoon and evening, anyway - yep - it's Influenza confirmed by swab- and the Doctor says that means all the others have it too. She gave me the talk on what to watch for re complications with DS4 and she has also organised tami flu to my other kids as they are so bad and have had it less than 48 hours, so sometimes they can do something about it.

    I understand you thought I meant that doctors just fob everything off - but I wasn't meaning that at all -if you have ever seen any of my posts in the vaccination threads you would know how much respect I have for medical professionals and medical science

    Quote Originally Posted by 4underfour View Post
    Doctors don't 'brush' it off when they say it's just a virus. They say it to stop people asking for antibiotics endlessly. And unfortunately unless you need hospital admission for fluids, oxygen etc, there is nothing that can be done apart from what you are doing.
    They I would hope, still assess every case on it's virtues. Look in their ears, check for dehydration, listen to the lungs. Can you go back to the doctor tonight? Or go into ED if he is becoming listless or short of breath.
    I also think it would be worthwhile to get him and you tested for influenza. Influenza A is ripping around our area at the moment and it's awful.
    Last edited by beebs; 11-09-2014 at 10:28.


 

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