I have 3 children...the middle, Jacob is 5. In Dec. of 06 he had his first upper resp. inf. - bronchilitis which gave to my infant the RSV virus. The baby had never been in daycare. Since then Jacob has been ill with either a viral infection or a respitory infection. (Only 3 resp. infections since laster year). However, he has been ill since Sept. 10, - I brought him in for high fever (103.5) - they found nothing...assumed it was viral, sent us home. We were back 4 days later and he had one of his upper resp. inf. - antibiotics, pulmocort, etc.- he got better for 4 days...then high fever yet again, went to doc., no sign of bac. infection. (this fever lasted 6 days) - by this time he missed approx. 8 days of school. - He developed some sores in and around his mouth - pedi. gave him antibiotics only for the one sore that looked infected. Three days after off meds...fever came back (unsymptomatic again) - it has been a continuous fight! He has missed 17 days of school since 08/27 - Baby has had some viral illness also. Finally had "basic" blood drawn - came back "Able to fight infection, but allergen level was off the charts at 700" - Went to see Rhemotologist/Immunologist who said that the blood work is not sufficient - they took an addtional 4 viles of blood - and test wil come back next week. - Both boys have a genetic skin disorder also - not sure if this is all tying in. - Can anyone AT ALL tell me if any of this sounds familiar - or most importantly, would the first blood test have ruled out autoimmune disorders or leukemia? PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME - DON'T KNOW IF I CAN MAKE IT THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITHOUT SOMEONE'S INSIGHT. Thant you for your time.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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