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13 month old High WBC...

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  • Posted By: mommyof2girls
  • April 8, 2008
  • 07:39 PM

my daughter is 13 months old and for a month has been exhibiting the following:
*exhaustion/lethargy (she sleeps ALL night long and MOST of the day) she's only awake for short periods of time.
*constant low fever. nothing too crazy, she gets fussy and really really warm=I give her some infant tylenol and the fever goes.

Last week she got diagnosed with a virus (stomach) and started vomiting. with the prior symptoms they checked her for diabetes (been really thirsty too) and it was negative. after four days she got better for two days, and she went right back to the tired, lethargic behavior.

ruled out (by docs and tests):

she is NOT eating. she hasnt eaten hardly anything in a week and has lost a pound. she's not under weight. doctor wants to see her back in a week to check her weight.
She has a HIGH white blood cell count. suggesting infection or virus, but without any other virus symptoms (ie: diarrhea, vomiting etc) the white blood count is higher than it was last week when she had a virus.

any ideas? i have no IDEA what is wrong with my child but she's been sick for a month and neither of my kids has ever been really sick except the virus this past week.

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