My almost 16 months old DS is sick, again! The past 2 months I think he has been 100% well for a total of about 7 days. He's always caught colds etc, which I put down to being a winter bub and I understand that a toddler will get sick 7-10 times a year, however it is just getting to the point of being ridiculous. It did coincide with him starting daycare, but he's not catching all these things from daycare. He only goes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and seems to often start a new set of symptoms on Mondays or Tuesday morning.
Currently he has very few symptoms but his fever has been spiking up to 40 each evening and needing both panadol and nurofen 4 hourly (under dr's advice) to bring it down. I took him to the GP Wednesday night when it first happened and throat, ears and chest all clear - told it is a virus. I'll be going back tomorrow. Exactly 1 week before that he came down with another virus causing fever (again confirmed by GP as we were flying the next day). 1 week before that it was an ear infection needing antibiotics.... you get the idea. He's had 4 rounds of antibiotics and I'm going through analgesics by the bottle!
DH and I agree that it's time to try and work out if there is an underlying issue.
His big sister started getting recurring tonsilitis and ear infections at around 2 until we had her tonsils removed at 4. DS hasn't had tonsilitis yet, however he does have larger than average tonsils.
So where do we start? Paediatrician? Straight to an ENT? Or try to get the GP to run tests?