Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: BMJ | 2010/10/28

Q.

Child not well. Dont know what it could be.

Dear Doc,

I need your advise please.

My 3y 8m old lb is just not himself lately. He has had a cold for about 3 weeks now - more congestion than runny. Two weeks ago he woke up and vomitted all over my bed. He was very tired BEFORE the vomit but after he perked up and he was absolutely fine. I did take him to the dr anyway -they tested his urine and checked ears and longs and throat. Then on sunday he was feverish and very moany. He went to bed at 5pm and woke up the next morning asking for something to drink. I gave him something and again he vomitted - just the once again. He did not have a fever and was again perkier. I asked his teacher to please phone me if he seemed ill at all. When I fetched him she said he was fine - but he felt warm to me. WhenI got home I took his temp and it was 38.4. He fell asleep on the couch alsmost right away and slept the whole afternoon just waking for about 30 min at about 5 - and went back to sleep for the night. His temp went up to 39.7. In the morning he woke up - no fever. But he is very listless. He is eating almost nothing. He has those poopy eyes - but no other symptoms. No pain at the moment no fever. Nose looks a lot clearer today. But he still lies around all the time and does not want to do anything and is so flippen moany.

I dont know what to do or what it could be. He does not drink ANY medication or supplements - so I cant even try a tonic or vitamin booster. (We can get it in but he vomits it out the moment he gets up - waisted so much money on different meds - it is suppositry or injection only).

Any ideas please ?

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