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post #21 of 25
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Thanks for the links on the vit D. I'll check them out.

His ped ordered the bloodowrk. This area is his specialty (I didn't know this!) so he has ordered multiple tests. I am not sure exactly which ones. I think he was surprised when I told him DS has been getting 2-3 fevers a month and that I don't always call every time he has a fever.

I've been giving him the vitamins and every night I make him a smoothy with lots of healthy stuff. And surprise, surprise - last night he ate a whole bowl of broccoli and some asparagus. I am really working on improving his diet as a first step.

The more I thought about the dog, the more I think that might not be the issue. When he was home on Christmas break, he was sick for the first few days, but then he was fine the rest of the break. As soon as he went back to school, he got sick again. He has always been sick more than the rest of us, but this year is definitely the worst. I'm really thinking it is all the germs at school.

Regarding mold - wouldn't that make all of us sick? Neither myself nor my daughter have been sick that much. Does anyone know how to go about getting something like that tested? Is there a kit that can be purchased?
post #22 of 25
Decreasing sugar in his diet may also help, if he eats treats. Hope he feels better soon!
post #23 of 25
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The more I thought about the dog, the more I think that might not be the issue. When he was home on Christmas break, he was sick for the first few days, but then he was fine the rest of the break. As soon as he went back to school, he got sick again. He has always been sick more than the rest of us, but this year is definitely the worst. I'm really thinking it is all the germs at school.
This makes it sound like the classroom is the problem, but if it were germs, I wouldn't expect such a quick recovery. I would be thinking environmental issues. Possibly the reason the Dr sees a lot of 1st graders who are sick all the time is b/c many are reacting to the same classroom environment.

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Regarding mold - wouldn't that make all of us sick? Neither myself nor my daughter have been sick that much. Does anyone know how to go about getting something like that tested? Is there a kit that can be purchased?
The mold wouldn't make you sick if it was at th school, and just like dogs some people are allergic and some aren't. Though there are certain types of mold that people are almost universally allergic to, and a few that give off toxic fumes and even some that can infect humans those are rare. A common mildew might not bothr the other students but may bother your DS.


However mold is just one of many many possible issues. If possible can you go into his classroom and have a good sniff. Are they using air fresheners? Do you smell mildew? Is there a chemical odor, like from the glue holding down the carpet? Is there a class pet like a guinea pig that has pine ore cedar bedding? Etc.
post #24 of 25
does he get enough downtime? we have overscheduled friends and their kids are far sicker than average. They do multiple sports, lots of weekends away etc and my theory is its just too much for the kiddos.
post #25 of 25
Your situation sounds very familiar. We have had cold after cold plus the swine flu. Once my dd gets her first cold she tends to have some cold symptom all winter. I try to limit sugar and give astragalus.
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