I'm known to over react, yet usually my instincts are right... but I'm not sure how to feel about this.
My 6 year old boy became ill last Sunday. Fever of 103, cough, low appetite. Since then his cough has continued (though is seeming to be going away), his fever remained between 101.5 - 102 until the last 3 days, has still had low appetite, and is lethargic. On Wednesday I took him to see the pediatrician, who did NOT perform a full physical, and only took his temp last minute. She did how ever listen to his chest which was clear. They gave him a breathing treatment and sent him home with an inhaler. We have only used the inhaler 3 -4 times since, along with a cold mist humidifier. She did not seem to be concerned about dehydration.
So, the cough and fever seem to be going, yet the appetite loss and lethargy are still there. Honestly I think his lethergy is worse. He has fallen asleep yesterday around 4 in the evening (he hasn taken a daily nap in over 2 years), woke up at 930 last night to go potty (diarrhea - and he looked very pale), Hhe didnt say he felt sick and he didnt want any food. , then he went back to bed until this morning around 8 a.m., usually up at 6a.m. . I have done my best to get him to take fluids . Today sleepy as well (around same time as yesterday). We woke him to see if he wanted icecream and he just went to his bed to sleep, where he is now... Earlier today he did eat some orange rolls and he acted nearly like his normal self.
He also missed school all week. I am not sure if I should let him go tomorrow.
Could he just be tired from fighting his cough/ fever? He has no other symptoms of illness (sinus infection, ear infection, etc... ) The pediatrican did check his ears and throat. He would tell me if anything hurt....
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