My poor 3 year old has had 5 full weeks off pre school in the last 10 weeks of school. When he gets ill he really gets ill be it wheezing which puts him in hospital for a few days plus recovery time or just recently coming out of hospital only to go down with flu and a chest infection which hasn't responded to first lot of antibiotics and is now on the second lot.
I also have an 18 month old who seems to just breeze through illness, he gets a high temp for a few days and then fights it off without even calpol.
I feel so sorry for my 3 year old, he spent about a year with something like 8 hospital stays for wheezing with just a cold. A cold would put him in hospital for 4 days!!!
Is this something the gp can help with if I go to them or an I going to be laughed it the door with a swift 'kids get sick' line?
Sounds dreadful. I would ask the GP, but don't stay too long at the surgery, you'll pick up some new virus from the waiting room! Do you give him vitamins - particularly vitamin D? Bring on spring/summer...
It is swan ! He can't carry on like this at school, he'll be so far behind! Glad it's not just me that thinks it's not normal
Yes he has a multivitamin with vitamin d and, in particular, iron in it as I had massive problems with low iron in pregnancy and was breastfeeding him with basically no iron to give him. So I am wondering whether he had low iron ( had a few symptoms of it) but I've never wanted to put him through a blood test!!
Is he asthmatic? My DS was the same although not so many hospital visits as yours. He's 5 now and he seems to be getting better with not picking everything up (although he's need two lots of steroids since nov) he didn't get the flu virus me and DD had. But when he first started playgroup and nursery he was off every other week it was so bad he was tested for cystic fibrosis as well as X-rays on chest.
Forget about your son getting behind in school he's only three! Of more concern is the fact that he's constantly sick. When your son got tested for cystic fibrosis did they also check his immune system (blood test)?
Ask for referral to pedatrician. I got sick of been given antibiotics for DS and said enoughs enough, he was given a chest X-ray and it showed some dark patches that he needed pencilin for two weeks for. The Drs still like to hand out antibiotics when his wheeze starts when I know for a fact it's steroids he needs due to asthma (I'm asthmatic myself) I also brought a cheap stethoscope for his toy box that actually works and I know as soon as he gets a cold I can hear his lung crackle.
Btw DS had blood test done they use magic cream (numbing) that put on 20mins before take blood. He also had cystic fibrosis test just to rule that out.
Hope you get it sorted but please know that your child has a right to be referred to specialist rather than just general GP