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Hi, my son just turned 4 and he is pretty sickly. I'll give you the short version. A few years ago he had constant ear infections, he had his tubes put in and his adenoids removed last Feb. 2011, he was just about to turn three (his birthday is in April). He wasn't sick at all last year except for on ear infection. He wasin preschool early last year but we pulled him out so he wouldn't get sick before his surgery. He did not go back (bad day care, real dirty) so while I have been in school his father (laid off) was watching him so he didn't have to go back to that day care. So, I found him a new and (way) better preschool because my hubby is going back to work. The same week he started school he became very sick, fever, pink eye, ear infection, cough (still has this and were talking this started almost two months ago). After a week or two he was fine. Then we started him in Martial arts. He had to go for his four year check up and got his vaccines and I was told to give him allergy medicine for his cough because it was probably allergies. OK, so I started him on claritin, but he started to get sick again. He had a reaction to his shots (which he gets one every time he gets a shot) he had hives that took up his entire arm from the elbow up, pain and fever. So, I treated him for the fever, but he kept a low grade fever all week until Friday/Saturday ish. It spiked up to 104, until the doctor would see him on Wednesday. So that is 5 days with 104 fever that would stay down with medicine but if I was even an hour late giving him his Motrin/tylenol it would go strait back up.
So here is my question to you all, how do I keep him from being constantly sick? It seems like everytime I take him out of the house, weather to school or MMA he gets very sick. Am I doing something wrong here? I wash his hands all the time with soap (every time) and it just seems that hes always sick (And please don't tell me it's because he gets vaccines because I already get enough of that from my husbands family). Thanks for any tips! (sorry my short version of his medical history was so long, lol)