My 18 month old son has had it rough the past month. He had the flu, the next week he had an ear/upper respitory infection, the next friday we had tubes put in and his aidnoids taken out, and that saturday we were back at the hospital and found out he had RSV. Now here it is a week after all of this, and he is still running a low fever (99.9-100.9). He is tired all of the time, He goes to bed at 9:30 and sleeps till 10, and then takes a 2-4 hour nap during the day. Is it normal for this to be going on? He just seems soo tired. Is there anything i can do to get him feeling better? It just seems like every time i turn around he is sick again.
That is an unlucky amount of ick, even for a toddler. Where's he getting exposed to all of this?
A typical RSV infection does last a few weeks, with continued cough and misery. I'm not that surprised that he's still not well after that, especially considering he probably wasn't in great shape heading into that infection.
Still, it's been long enough that he certainly should be re-evaluated at the pediatrician.
It is like this all the time. I have had him in daycare, keep him at home. If its around, he gets it. He even had his flu shot this year and got that too. We went last friday to his pedi, and she changed some of his allergy meds around, but it is just the same. I guess its a good thing it isn't getting worse. Thank you.
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