20 month old son has been sick for over a month??

Brittany - posted on 07/11/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a 20 month old son, who has been sick for over a month. He has a runny nose, terrible cough, and no appetite. He has lost 5 pounds in the past month. I have taken to his doctor 2 times and he says that it is normal that it will clear up on its own. He will get a fever about every 3-4 days, which i can control and get it down within a day. He throws up at night also. He acts fine, I mean he's a little whinny but nothing too concerning. I just don't understand how he can be sick for so long and lose weight and it still be normal and classified as a viral infection that has to go away on its own. He can't blow his nose or cough the stuff up in his chest. So i don't know what to do. I feel TERRRIBLE that he's been sick this long. I thought it may be allergies, but my boyfriend & i have also been sick 2 times in the past month. (from getting it from my son) I have also taken him to a after hours clinic who also said that it was normal. Am i being just crazy about it or is there something that i can do???


Jennifer - posted on 07/11/2012




I would take him to another doctor and get a second opinion. Make sure before you take him to another doctor you write down all of his symptoms and how often he gets the symptoms. I know it can be nerve wracking taking a kid to the doctor and you can forget or leave something out that may be important. I would also tell the doctor that you won't tolerate a response like he will be fine and it's normal. Tell him you won't leave until you get some answers as to what is going on with your son. Maybe it's nothing but as a mom I wouldn't take the chance of assuming that. Sometimes doctors just want to get you out of their office and go on to their next patient. Don't stand for it. Another option If you are that worried is to take him to the ER.

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