My 4 year old daughter had a case of Strep throat that we began treating right away. She seemed to improve quickly. After being fever free for 12 hours she developed 103 fever, couldn't move her neck, and couldn't open her mouth. She kept complaining that her ear hurt as well. In fact that was her main complaint. She was seen in the pediatricians office at 4:00 pm and I was told to rush her to the hospital for drainage of an abscess in her throat and possibly a tonsillectomy. Before we left for the hospital my daughter received a massive dose of steroid and antibiotic. This is where it all went wrong. She had a CT which stated she had a small abscess and Mastoiditis. The ENT never mentioned the Mastoiditis and said he wanted to try IV antibiotics instead of draining the abscess. After staying 2 nights in the hospital he was ready to discharge her. My daughter's was very irratable. We told the ENT that something didn't seem right. He ordered another CT and Blood work. Her CT showed that the abscess was twice the size they originally thought because of the steroid. Her white count was over 20,000. She was rushed to surgery. If it wasn't for that shot of steroid she would have been treated properly. The ENT decided that the mastoiditis was not significant- he never did speak to us directly about it. We have a follow up with another ENT to discuss it.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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