Is anyone seeing an illness like this in their area? *UPDATE IN RED*
I have never seen a gastrointestinal illness like this before. Does anyone know if anything like this is going around? I'm not sure if this is just some weird virus that needs to run its course or if I should take Max in to the Dr. His diarrhea is pretty bad and our dr is an hour a way, so I would have to get some some "Goodnights" to even get there.... and he would be mortified since he's not a kid to have accidents.
Monday morning - went to the batthroom with a looser than nornmal stool, but didn't have any more BMs all day
Monday afternoon - spiked a fever of 101.7 that eventually went to 103.5 and then we treated with motrin and it came down to normal.
1 am Tuesday morning - Max vomited 1x, 102 temp took more motrin and went back to bed
Tuesday morning - Fever back, he looks... ill. Dark circles, pale, etc... Doesn't' want to eat, but drinks with no problem. Takes motrin fever gone for the rest of the day and he's acting mostly like his self, just a little tired
Tuesday evening - Pukes 1x and fever is back. I start to wonder if he may have strep again even though tonsils are gone since he's got... that funny breath that goes with strep
Tuesday bedtime - has 2 incidents of watery diarrhea
Early wednesday morning - has accident, more watery diarrhea, no fever.
Has anyone seen anything like this? The kid has an iron stomach, rarely ever gets anything gastrointestinal at all - if anything its generally just vomiting, and one looser than normal stool and he's good to go like nothing every happened. I find it odd that it started with such a high fever and then the diarrhea didn't really come on for almost 36 hours in. He's not complaining of abdominal pain so i don't think its an appendicitis. Anyone aware of any gastrointestinal illness going around that leads with a high fever? I read up on norovirus, and it says only low grade fever, if any fever at all so I don't think its that.
Second kid down with vomiting! OMG. Shoot me now. This is so awful. If I get this too before they are better I don't know what we are going to do. =/ Max how acts like he feels fine between bouts of diarrha, but his gut is getting crampy now with BMs where it was before. Ike is just vomiting right now but it looks like he has digested nothing from the day before and maybe even dinner the night before that. He puked 5 times trying to get it all up. Yuck. I think finally has all of that up so its going to be chicken noodle soup and jello here today.