Posted by: Jojo | 2005/12/14


Those fever's!!!

About two weeks ago, my 4 month old son woke up at midnight, very restless, i took his temperature and it was 37.7 deg, so i took him to the emergancy room, where the doctor examined him and nebulised him. We went back home and round about 5am his temperature was upto 38.2, so i contacted my pead, and she met me at the hospital. After examining him, she found nothing wrong, so she sent him for a urine test. We found out he had a bladder infection, he was on a course of antibiotics and the following Sunday he developed a fever again. The Monday i took him back to my pead and she sent him for a sonar and a VCU. We found out he had a renal reflux, and possible valves. I was sent to a peadiatric surgeon who performed a cystoscopy on him, I was so relieved that he did not have valves, but there was a grade iii reflux present. My son is now on a prophylaxis antibiotic and will be until he is 5 years old.

My story is to warn mothers out there not to take a fever likely, even if nothing can be found, have your child urine checked. If this condition is left undetected and untreated it could cause damage to the kidney's.

Expert's Reply



I am very pleased you wrote in.I also hope that our forum members take very good note of your experience.

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