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My son and Cat Scratch?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 21, 2010
  • 11:15 PM

My son (2 yrs) started getting sick about 2 1/2 weeks ago. It started with Diarrhea and fevers of about 103. 4 days into what we thought was just a "bug" he woke up with swollen lymphnodes around his jawline on the right side. Obviously with this I knew something was up and took him to his Dr. that day. The Dr. thought maybe it was a stomach bug on top of a bacterial infection causing the lymphnodes to swell. The next day, my sons stomach starts aching badly everytimw the Motrin wears off. The fevers also persist everytime Motrin wears off. Many Dr. visits later nearly 3 weeks have gone by and we are sitting in the Childrens Hospital waiting on results from many different tests. We are now dealing mainly with the infectious disease specialists. We havehad stomach ultrasounds, Ct Scan, bloodwork after bloodwork, urine samples given.... All they have found is swollen lymphnodes in the intestines, the jawline lymphnodes have since gone down. I am tired and frustrated as we wait on the Cat Scratch test results. My son has high fevers, and stomach pain every 8-12 hours. As soon as the Motrin kicks in he is running around playing as his normal self. So far I have not found stomach pain to be listed as a symptom... Dr is pretty sure this test will come back positive but I am still nervous about the tummy troubles... Anyone have any stomach pains lasting weeks as a symptom?

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