Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2011-09-30


Re: Pneumonia treatment

Dear Prof

Well, our paed left for a conference overseas, and the other pead who took over from him (she was also leaving an hour after I called her) feels hospitalization is not needed as his fever peaks are further apart, and he is also happy and on the go when he his fever is not peaking? the physiotherapist this morning thought his lungs were the state of confusion for me is not clearing. Hopefully he is over the worst now? I would have felt better with him in hospital - he was very poorly until this morning.

Expert's Reply



You have really had a difficult time. In my opinion your son should have been treated in hospital. The fact that he still has a fever after several days on treatment is of concern and the physiotherapist's opinion is also worrying. If you are at all unhappy about his progress do not hesitate to take him to the emergency section of your nearest hospital.

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Posted by: Peta | 2011-09-30

Hi there
From personal experience, you know your child best. It is your right to request for him to be admitted for observation if you feel it is warranted?

My son has just been diagnosed with pneumonia as well but his fever isnt too bad - 38.8''C and we are keeping him at home. I know the danger signs and what to watch for though.

Seriously, if you arent happy, rather take him to an ER and see the paed on duty!


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