Poor Ben just got the asthma diagnosis after having a cold and coughing and coughing and coughing after it. Then the poor thing got the flu. The seasonal version, not the piggie (swine or H1N1) version. His highest temp was 101 not super high like with the H1N1 version and he was able to have periods of being up and around not stuck in bed for 4-5 days like those that I know that had swine.
But at the same time it kicked his butt much more than a cold will. It was easy to compare this to a cold since he was just getting over one a few weeks ago. He ended up missing 2 days of school this past week along with the day of no school for Veteran’s Day. Poor guy. But finally he’s feeling better. Hopefully he will catch a break now. He’s my one that really doesn’t get that sick often so keeping my fingers crossed for him.
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Today was Sam’s first appt at the GI office. He was seen there rather urgently due to the number of vomiting episodes he has had recently. We were hooked up with a rather nice and thorough APRN. She works very closely with one of the GI doctors and in fact clears everything with him before we even leave. I’m not used to that. Every other APRN I’ve ever dealt with has just done our stuff and sent us on our way without consulting with a doctor in front of us!
She is pretty sure Sam has something called cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) but we will have to rule out all other causes of chronic, frequent vomiting too. He will be scheduled for and abdominal ultrasound and upper GI series. He had bloodwork today which he was none too happy about!!! He will be started on a medicine called periactin that is used to try and lessen the frequency of his episodes and then will be given the antiemetic zofran as needed to try and ward off a cycle once one has started. All in all it was a good visit.
We now just have to wait for the calls about the bloodwork results and the appt for the next tests.
I was called by the daycare this morning and they reported that Sam was complaining of nausea and has a fever. They say he was fine one minute and it came on suddenly the next. I went and picked him up and called the pediatrician’s office. Unfortunately the pediatrician who has been working on this is off today…..uggh….can it get any worse!!
After an hour at least they call back and one of the other docs had called in some zofran for his nausea. He was his usual pale, limp and inactive self. But luckily he was back to normal about 30 min after the zofran and he never actually vomited this time. Whew!!