My 7 year old daughter has been sick since the end of the year and I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what to do next. Here is the history:
o end December: Fifth Disease (not serious, but really knocked her out)
o mid January: influenza A (prescribed Tamiflu)
o 5 days later: sinus infection (prescribed Augmentin)
o 5 days later: influenza b - fever as high as 106 (Tamiflu again)
o 10 days later (3 days ago): UTI (related we assume to diarrhea; prescribed that sulfa antibiotic)
She's lost 10% of her body weight and just walks around the house all day saying "I don't feel well". She does look very droopy and rashy and has this fever that hovers around 100. Just yesterday they took blood and the mono spot was negative and the CBC was fine. We're waiting on the Epstein-Barr test. She's been on this sulfa antibiotic for 4 days now.
Does it sound like there is something underlying that is weakening her immune system, or is it just a run of bad luck? Up until early this week we assumed that she was just coming out of the flu; then we thought the UTI was the explanation, but the fever isn't coming down.
Thanks for any suggestions!