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Please help a child with undiagnosed systems

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  • Posted By: Petalblush
  • February 19, 2008
  • 10:08 PM

Please, can anyone help? My grandchild has since her first month of life presented during the first week of the month with very high fevers (often in the high 104 range) along with multiple other symtoms including:

severe lethary, often protile vomiting with inability to even keep a tsp of water down, severe malaise, obvious pallor, movement is painful, fatigue and weakness, complains of head hurting, and sometimes stomach hurting.

Blood draws have revealed elevated white counts (although testing for common infections such as UTI, ear, throat have been negative), IGA, sed rate, T3 and T4 anomalies. She was taken to Dornbeckers when blood results were indicative of cancer, but remains undiagnosed.

She is fine in between these bouts.:confused:

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  • Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. It is appreciated. At the time of her birth when this first started, there were no cell phones in use and no local towers.
    Petalblush 6 Replies
    • February 19, 2008
    • 11:28 PM
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  • How old is your grandchild now? What is her diet like - is she breastfed or bottle fed? Was she premature? What was the pregnancy and labor like? DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 01:09 AM
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  • Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. IT is really appreciated. There just has been so much she has gone through without any resulting answers. She is six years old now. She was not premature. Natural childbirth with no meds and pregnancy was normal. She was breastfed several months. Her diet is not as good as I would like, however, to be honest it is fair.
    Petalblush 6 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 01:15 AM
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  • She is six years old now.
    Petalblush 6 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 01:27 AM
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  • You mentioned Dornbeckers, Is that Portland, Oregon?I was just wondering about West nile fever? I know Oregon didn't have there first reported case till 2004 but have they ruled it out?
    TerryG 120 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 01:36 AM
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  • Yes, that Oregon. This has been going on for a little over six years now. I dont believe that was even a concern at the time this all started. Thanks so much for the idea. I will check it out
    Petalblush 6 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 01:40 AM
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  • Did you ever find out what was causing these symptoms?
    ashleyzem 2 Replies Flag this Response
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