hi my 5 year old son was taken to emergency 1 week and a half ago with vomiting cramping limb pain fevers and headaches with risen dotted blood spots on his face. The doctor in emergency said it was viral with very red ear. he prescibed amoxyl. Today he woke with chronic ear pain, i gave him panodol. later on today he has started having stomache cramps and vomiting that comes and goes no fever. the ear ache is still very painful i have continued with panodol. This evening i woke him to take him to bed and he started to freak out, crying shaking not very sure of his surroundings. it took me 20 minutes to settle him.
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Person's Age: 30
panodol every 4 hours
Hello, I am very sorry your son has been ill. A viral illness would not respond to an antibiotic so unsure why the Amoxil was prescribed? How much panadol and how often? What is your child's weight? If he is not back to himself he must be seen in emergency.
he is 25 kg 13ml every 4 hours of the 1-5 yr panadol. he was taken to emergency in an ambulance the friday before last as 13health and the paramedics thought he had meningococcal, maybe meningitus. the first doctor in emergency spent more time giving him a blood test than looking at him and everytime he came into the room forgot what his symptoms were. the next doctor when he went back to emergency said it was a viral illness. Gladstone hospital in Queensland is a mess. next hospital is 100kms away. If i can get into local GP what could i ask him to look for so they have some idea what to do please.
Your son needs blood culture, complete blood count, and basic blood tests for liver and kidney functions. Blood should be drawn for viral titers. This is urgent unless your child is almost completely back to normal. Is he fully vaccinated for age? Did test for meningiococcus come back no germ? Was a spinal tap performed?
they did blood tests and they said his cell count was a bit high and they were saying that was because of virus. he was back to normal then yesterday became unwell with ear aches stomache cramps and a little vomiting. he seems better today as i have been giving him panadol. he still has ear ache his vacinations are all up to date. no spinal tap. i am guessing tests came back neg to memimgiococcus they didn't tell me much except his cells being a little high
OK, I assume that means his white cell count which is a sign that his immune system is fighting an infection. If he does not continue to improve then please take him back to the pediatrician immediately. I suspect this is a bad viral illness that will (and seems to be) running its own course (no medicines treat a virus) plus a possible otitis media (ear infection). Keep giving lots of fluids in small sips and start back on blander food as he gets his appetite back. Wish your son a very speedy recovery!