Nov. 8 - DH bad sore throat, strep test neg. (Nov. 6) DS 101 fever, went to almost 104 overnight. Gave tylenol a couple times but I was underdosing and it didn't really help. EXTREMELY lethargic and slept most of that night. Next morning, fever down to 102 and perky.
Nov. 9 - Took to doc, said probably a bug, probably not strep or flu. Congestion/runny nose, little bit of red throat. I started getting the bug but took immune boosters.
Nov. 10 - still fever 101 or so, took him to urgent care afternoon because he was writhing on the floor and nothing comforting him. Doc checked everything again, sore throat only. strep test negative. He got better from there. May have been teething also.
Nov. 18 night - sounded like he was starting to get congested again, 101 fever
Nov. 19/20 - croup and wheezy breathing all night, fever
Nov. 20 - Doc said croup, he was very wheezy so they gave steroid shot which helped a lot. He seemed much better after that and Nov. 21.
Nov. 21 night - croup and fever came back. DH bad sore throat again and I can tell I'm getting it too.
I have given DS Herbs for Kids Deep immune support and throat/resp support but maybe not consistent enough.
1. Is it unusual for the croup to come back after a steroid shot?
2. It's obviously some kind of bug but this has been going on since Nov. 6th! Is it a different bug everytime, or is it mutating amongst us and reinfecting??
Please help, he's had fever for the better part of 3 weeks, on and off.
Right now he is awake and perky, but croup and fever. I was trying to give him Vit. C (SA) but the only kind I have right now is orange chewable, I pulverized it and sprinkled on food but he wont' eat it. Do you know if most stores have it in liquid form?
Can they test for infection or what kind of bug it is??
DS 2006 DiaperFreeBaby March 2010, DD 2011