Anyone know if the white blood cell count would be elevated if an infant had meningitis?
It would seem to me that it would be highly unlikely to have a normal WBC and meningitis?
Other symptoms (friend's 13 day old infant) are fever of 100.4 (gradual onset, not sudden), significant abdominal pain and lethargy - baby's older sister (28 months) had fever and stomach ache a couple days ago. Baby is sensitive to light altho not more so than prior to these symptoms.
Doc at Children's wants to do a spinal tap (of course).
Lisa , married to Dan, mama to IVF miracle Natalie 5/20/09 :