For about ten minutes last March, the hospital was worried my ds had meningitis. He'd had a fever for over 3 days, right at about 101.5. I couldn't get him to eat or drink anything (stubborn is an understatement type of adjective for him) and he was dehydrated. So he was groggy.
When we got to the hospital, they gave him Motrin and then his temp dropped way down, and they freaked out. To make a long story short, they ruled out meningitis, Hib flu 4 and 14, about six other diseases and finally settled on atypical pnuemonia, which they said he'd caught topically while waiting for 3 hours in the ER.
He was in the hospital for a week while the whole immunology department remained mystified before they finally settled on pnuemonia. I have his medical records, I looked through them, and they were not any help. I think someone wrote them while skateboarding, and even though I have a medical dictionary, I can't make any sense of what I could read.
The whole point to this was, they never once asked me about vaccines either. Not in ER, not in PICU, and not in Pediatrics. He was 4, so I expected it, but nothing. It was so weird because we were in such a pro-vax, pro technology type of hospital. It was bizarro world.
He recovered really well and fast from *whatever* once we got him home and he got lots of C and lots of probiotics.