Sorry this is a little long, but I appreciate your comments. I X-posted this in Toddlers, too.
So my pediatrician has me completely freaked out about my 14 month old son
Background: healthy until started daycare. One ear infection after another, accompanied by high fevers, the usual... eventually pulled him out.5 months he was there, he had 5 or 6 ear infections. Since end of Feb, he has been healthy, with one instance of about 101 fever, and Roseola the beginning of May (this has 3-5 days of very high fevers, then a rash breaks out and its over)
Sunday -DS throws up after milk, but seems fine afterwards.
Monday -starting to sound congested, has a 101.5 but seems ok. By 3pm getting warmer, throws up after milk, temp now at 104 (!) very cranky and then responds to medicine, and is happy.
Yesterday Morning- 100.2 fever, sleeps from 9-1pm, and then no medicine after 3pm with temps in the 98 range.
Today- 99.8 fever this morning but is happy, although not eating much, but is drinking. Had a semi-loose poop.
So - yesterday my Ped (and I appreciate that maybe he's just being very thorough and cautious) is concerned about this present episode, because symptoms are "too diffuse" and there is no clear cause for the present illness. (Tested negative for strep, no one at home appeared sick, etc) And he wonders about the past history of high fevers (my son does usually get high fevers when he has them)
He says if fever doesn't appear to be resolved in a couple of hours to bring him in again for blood work. Wow - I know he has had a bunch of fevers but is it THAT crazy to have had so many fevers - particularly since, in our minds, they all seem to be explained by stuff (multiple ear infections, roseola, random stomach viruses)??
We are both teachers at middle school and we have a 5 year old son...
How many fevers are too many? Would this make your ped think bloodwork? (my god - that could be so many bad things...) I'm just totally freaked out...
Thanks for reading - sorry this was so long!