Members
Post a Message
Change Profile

Discussion
Topics
Last Day
Last Week
Tree View

Search Board
Keyword Search
By Date

Utilities
Contact
Administration

Documentation
Getting Started
Formatting
Troubleshooting
Program Credits

Coupons
Best Coupons
Freebie Newsletter!
Coupons & Free Stuff

 

DS Sick

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: DS Sick
By Missymelissy on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 07:51 am:

I took DS, Austin (6 yr old) to the Dr last night - he was complaining of an earache and a little sore throat - he'd had a fever the night before and a little one yesterday. Plus he started to break out in a rash.

The Dr put him on Zithromax antibiotic, a strong dose. The Dr said Austin had a very bad inner ear infection, his tonsils were swollen, he was very hot/fevered (although the Dr didn't check his temp), and apparantly the rash could be a sign of scarlet fever which is a type of strep. So the Dr said he would treat Austin for strep. He's on 5 days of antibiotics.

I told Austin he wasn't going to school today and he was very upset -- I had to explain that although strep is going around in his class and the school, he shouldn't go because he could get someone else sick. He was still upset, but I think he understands.

You wouldn't know he was sick -- he looks fine and is playing good. I feel bad keeping him home but I know I'm doing the right thing. The Dr said, strep is contagious - lots of handwashing to be done.

I think once he is done the antibiotics I will make a followup appt with our family Dr just to make sure everything is cleared up, especially the ear infection - I suffered from those when I was little and had to have tubes and my inner ear reconstructed. I don't want DS to have to go through that.

By Colette on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:05 am:

I hope he's feeling better. My kids, hardly ever, get strep. And when they do, it's usually not with a sore throat, so I don't recognize it. My oldest dd has progressed to scarlet fever a couple of times with it so I know what you are going through. The antibiotic should make him feel a lot better after 24 hours.

By Beth on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:12 am:

Poor guy. I hope he feels better. My dk's both had a rash when we were in Fl. They were both sick, and when got home my ds saw our ped here. He said a rash can also be caused by a viral infection. I had never heard that before.

By Happynerdmom on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:41 am:

I'm glad he's feeling better. The only good thing about strep is that the antibiotics work pretty fast!

By Tripletmom on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:54 am:

I hope he's feeling better soon(((HUGS)))

By Missymelissy on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:42 pm:

Thanks everyone -- he's saying he's feeling better. His rash is less visable.

Does anyone know how long he's considered contagious?


Add a Message


This is a private posting area. A valid username and password combination is required to post messages to this discussion. Register to post a message
Username:  
Password:
Post as "Anonymous"