Well as some of you may have noticed, this is my first time on the forum today. I had a terrible day...
If you were reading my posts from a few days ago, you know that my step son came to our house while he was sick.
Well we took him home on Sunday so he could go to school on Monday, but he never made it to school on Monday or today. He ended up in the hospital because he had a temperature of 104.5 degrees. He developed a rash on his calves that soon spread all over his entire body. When the doctors took an ultra sound they saw that his liver and his spleen were enlarged and when they took a blood sample they saw that his platelets were down at 90,000 instead of being at 150,000. His tummy was killing him and he couldn't tell if he was hungry or not. The doctors took a test for mono and it came back negative, but they believed it was mono. The other two things it could have been was meningitis or lukemia. We were freaking out of course.
They told us they believed it was mono and send him home with a temp of 102 degrees. We watched him all day long as his fever wet up and down. We were told not to give him tylenol unless we really really needed to because his liver was not up to par. His temp went back up to 103.5 and the rash got worse. We gave him a tylenol from lack of options and the fever started to drop.
The fever is now 99.9 and he is feeling much better even though we are unsure what the real problem is. Mono was the last diagnosis and we are hoping out of the three options - mono is what he has.
Moral of the story - I am still smoke free