My son 2.5 has been poorly for months. He's has three lots of antibiotics (for ear and chest infections) and a full blood work up which showed nothing untoward.
He's woken up today with a temperature of 40.2 again. Symptoms over the past 3 months have included many high fevers (at least one a week) , ear ache, stomach pain and constant moaning at night (moaning and groaning every hour or so for the last 3 months) and also moaning sometimes when having nappy changed. He's also gained very little weight - 1kg in 15 months, has dropped a percentile and isn't even triple his birth weight.
I didnt think there was anything wrong with him apart from lots of viruses and bad luck health wise, and the bloods and doctors seem to agree. But does anyone think I should be pushing for something else, or have similar experiences? I just don't know what to do to help him.
It might be worth speaking to your health visitor. They have minimum four years training in infant/young child health and may have a suggestion or, if they're concerned will push for a referral or at least support your need to go back to the GP.
I think dropping two percentile lines is the automatic trigger for a referral to a pediatrician so keep an eye on his weight.
But more briefly, in answer to your question, if you are concerned, and with frequent temperatures of 40+ I think you would not be 'wasting' a doctor's time to have him seen.
That's all with the caveat that you haven't been going to the GP weekly for the past 15 months about it (which it doesn't sound like you have!)
I would definatley be pushing for more! 40.2' is a nasty temperature mine have had virus's/infractions but only ever got to 39.4. Never as high as your little one!
Teething can really effect some children. Not sure what you think. Both of mine always seemed to be terrible when they were cutting and my Nephew was In Hospital often when cutting teeth with chest infections and virus's. Some people thinks effects of teething are coincidence...
If your still not happy and getting no joy from GP it maybe an idea to see a private paediatric doc (obviously it's a lot of money and depends on finances).
My little one had dairy intolerance and we couldn't work out what it was for months and docs were not really much of a help... so this was our last option really to go private
Thank you everyone for being so kind 😥. I just feel a bit helpless. The doctor has been helpful (I've taken him about 5 times in last 3 months) and took it seriously enough to refer him to hospital for blood, kidney and liver function tests etc. These were all clear so I don't really know what else I can try. I just want him to be better.
I'm really not someone whose down the doctor every week for every sniffle but feel like I'm looking like that now, in the past few months!
I hadn't thought of an intolerance - could this come on suddenly after age of 2? We never had any problems with food.