My 6 month old son started a low grade fever on Saturday (5 days ago) & I thought it was teething. It then went to 103.1 on Tuesday (2 days ago) & I called in ASAP & was told to wait until Wednesday since we had our well baby check anyways. So we get there & do all the normal stuff & then then decide to check his blood & find out that this white cells are at 20, normal for him is 4. So, that was a red flag that something was going on. His ears looked PERFECT they said. She tried to get a urine sample & was not successful.
She told us to come back today to get another sample of blood & to try to get the urine sample. We go in today & he hasn't had a fever since yesterday so the doc. we see today sees no urgency to check his blood again or get his urine. He looks in his ears twice & then says "oh, this one is infected". I didn't by it. I felt like he was just saying that it was his ear to avoid other testing as we took a "reserved" appointment in his openings late last night per our regular doctor.
I feel that w/ his white blood cells being that high yesterday that an ear infection would have been evident at that time or red, something. I've seen many ear infections & my oldest has tubes, I've never seen a fever of 103 w/ any of them & I know they can change day to day. I just don't trust what he said. I know I should go back, but what I'm wondering is that w/ them being crystal clear yesterday & w/ his white cell count, is this odd that all of a sudden it's infected? He then asked me if he's been rubbing his ears, he's been rubbing the opposite side.
he just ate 5 oz. straight, babies w/ ear pain normally won't eat like that.
My 12 month old son has everything that you described in your post. Saturday a low grade fever, today, tuesday we woke up to 103.2, so I brought him to the doctor. They tested him for all of the normal stuff and it came back negative. ie: flu, strep, ear infection, chest congestion, etc... The only symptoms that he has is a clear/cloudy runny nose and lose of appetite. His white blood cell count came in at 19, which at his age the normal is 7. His doctor gave him a shot of antibiotics and told me to come back in tomorrow.
What is the outcome of your son? Did they find anything? Any suggestions on test or questions that I should ask for tomorrow?
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