She started with swine flu,which then resulted in a chest infection. She now has a mouth full of ulcers due to constantly being sick
Each time she eats or drinks something she brings most of is straight back up. This has gone on for over two weeks now. Initally she was being sick through coughing, but now after eating/drinking she starts coughing and is then sick.
We have seen our GP, nurse practitioner and emergency GP - all of whom say it will pass, and dont seem concerned as she doesnt have a temp. But, she is losing weight through the sickness, and we cant go anywhere without her vomitting - three times today
I am going back to GP tomorrow, but not too sure on what to say. I desperately want some reassurance as to what this is, and when it will go (DD is desparate to know) but i fear i am going to be fobbed off again. Any tips on how to handle this would be really appreciated.
Does anyone know what it could be - she has finished a course of anti-biotics for the chest infection, and is on long term anti-biotics for kidney reflux.
IMHO a child who is still unwell a month after any infection, including swine flu, requires a review and possibly blood tests to rule out any underlying condition. For example, my DS had a major viral illness which wiped out a high percentage of his red blood cells (he was very sick but looked okay until they took blood) it took three months for him to recover but it was only a paediatrician taking blood which discovered the problem was not the infection but what it had done.
Been to GP this morning, who thinks it is either acid reflux or glandular fever. She has to put a sputum test in, and have blood tests for the GF. I didnt even realise her glands were up, but doc said straight away they were really swollen!
This GP was a lot more recetive to my worries, and even weighed her, as she has to be weighed regularly at hospital due to her kidney reflux. She has def lost weight (she was quite slim to begin with, so more noticable now IYSWIM)
Hope your DS is ok now OnlyDaily, and thanks for the kind thoughts Sheeta
I've had GF. It started with the worst sore throat in the world, my glands were massively swollen in my neck, stomach and armpits. I was then just completely knackered and signed off work for two months. It was a really odd sort of tiredness, nasty.
I didn't have any vomitting or a prolonged cough. It doesn't sound much like GF to me.
High temp is only for the first 24 - 48 hours so you may not have noticed it. Sorry.
DS had a mystery virus (he's only 1 btw) febrile convulsions, a lovely rash, it was quite fetching, lethargy, vomiting, pretty much every symptom available to a baby, and it left him very anaemic - and apparently this is quite common in the very young with a major viral attack