Our 10 year old son came home with elevated temp on Wednesday last week and feeling a bit nauseated and a tummy ache. Since then he is having fever
around 103-103.9. I give him Tylenol and Ibuprofen
to keep it under control. The only other symptom he has was a stuffy nose. No green or yellow discharge. Nothing else. WE have been to his pediatrician on Wednesday. They tested for Strep and Flu, both came back negative. They said it's viral and we need to wait until it's gone. On Thursday we went again as he was feeling unwell. They listened to his lungs, checked his ears, throat etc. everything appreared to be clear. They said there is nothing they can do, it's viral. Fever became more and more agressive and difficult to keep under control. He is shivering and has extreme chills when temperature
is rising, it is pretty scary. I had to give Tylenol and Ibuprofen more often and interchangeable to make sure he does not get too hot. He felt very bad on Friday so I took him to a different pediatrician. They checked his urine, negative. The white blood count was normal. We are still waiting for the results of the urine culture and the test for the WEst Nile Virus. On Saturday morning he felt better and told me his tummy ache is gone. The fever was still there though and by late afternoon yesterday, he felt off again. Tired lethargic and high fever
. During the night he had bad chills, and was complaining about a sore throat. I put him on an antibiotic (which I had at home for travel for the kids) and gave him the first dose last night at 1:30am, the second dose this morning at 10am. He still feels miserable and the sore throat got worse, he has problems swallowing now. It is not very red though, I mean it is a bit red but no yellow spots or totally super red. Right now he is shivering again and temperature went from 100.4F to almost 103 within 30 minutes (!) I just gave him his evening dose of AB (it is Cefuroximaxetil 250mg twice a day) - we started the AB last night at 1:30am, which means about 18 hours ago. Other than that he's eating and drinking lots of water
. What can I do and what can this be?