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How serious?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 7, 2006
  • 08:10 AM

My 9 yr. old son started out with a sore throat, high fever and a cough. The fever got to 103 and I took him to an Urgent Care. The doctor prescribe Amoxiycillin, but after two days the fevers were still constant. His regular doctor did an x-ray and found out he had pneumonia is the bottom lower portion of his right lung. He had to be admitted into the hospital to take IV antibiotics. They did a blood test but could not determine anything. My son wasn't able to cough up any phlegm. He stayed two days and the fever did go down so they let him go home and prescribed Clarithromyacin. He had allergic reactions and they then prescribem Omicef. His breathing capacity is still below normal (140) after 2 1/2 weeks. I was never able to determine what type of pneumonia he had. What is the best thing for me to do at this point? I don't know if he has been misdiagnosed with anything or maybe there is an underlying problem that has not been addressed.

Please help...

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