hi again, all!
well, I posted at the beginning of my son's most recent illness, chest infection etc. And here I am two weeks later & he's still ill! He was finally diagnosed with pneumonia this past Friday. He was given amoxicillin for his chest infection the first week as well as prednisolone... once he finished those meds he was still unwell and getting high fevers and coughing. Then the doc said it was croup. Then he was ok for 2 days and got bad again with raging fevers and the cough started up again. He was given one dose of erythromycin but came out in hives so was taken off that. I went back to my docs (AGAIN!) on Friday and he suspected pneumonia so we went to hospital for an x-ray and indeed it's pneumonia. They have allowed us home with open access til our check up on Tuesday. He's now on clarythromycin which seems to be working fine. He's doing OK but today quite wheezy and breathless with mild fever.
It's been a long two weeks. I was wondering whether any of you have had your child fall ill with this? Also, my mother-in-law is desperate for us to ask for a pneumococcal vaccination. We see the asthma nurse this week too and I wonder whether I should ask about it considering Joel just had pneumonia. Also our neice caught meningitis 3 years ago at age 2 and nearly died. Have any of your 2/3 year olds had this vaccine and is it worth asking for?
thank you for listening again and for your advice...