Posted by: andy | 2009/02/17


Please help doc

My LB turning 2 on 11March. He had a nanny until last year September after which he went to creche. Beginning Oct 08 he was admitted to hospital for broncho-pneumonia. After that he had a cold every two weeks. Anyway 5Feb 09 he was diagnosed with pneumonia again, only the left lung was infected so dr let me take care of him at home from 5 - 13 Feb. Saturday morning the 14Feb he got up with swollen cheeks. I suspected mumps and took him to casualty since his paed does not work on Saturdays. He now has mumps. I did take him for all his immunisations so I don'  t understand why he got mumps. Now I'  m sitting here 32weeks pregnant and stressing about what illness will hit him next. I feel like I'  m failing him in not being able to keep him healthy. I'  m especially concerned about the chest infections he'  s still a baby how many pneumonias will his lungs be able to take.
What can I do to prevent or lessen his illnesses.

Expert's Reply



I agree with you that you need to be concerned. Why should your son who is not 2 years old yet be getting pneumonia in the summer months? Now he has suspected mumps which is most unusual in a toddler who has been immunised. What is needed is a clear diagnosis and in particular you need to know if his immune system is normal and also if he may have a condition where children get recurrent episodes of pneumonia such as in cystic fibrosis. You must take him to be seen by a paediatrician whith an interest in paediatric respiratory illnesses. If you tell me in which city you live I will recommend the best person to see your son.

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Posted by: Jean | 2009/02/18

well the mums my daughter got last year, she is 4 and lucky me got it then and then my son 2years after me. so i will not worry mutch about that, rather have them get those when they are small.

maybe u should hear from your doctor if there is any vitamens u can give him to boost his immunesitem.
sorry to hear that u are having a bad time, its not your fault, u dont make him sick. so just take care of him and dont stress to mutch.

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