Immune deficiency in 20 month old?

Liz - posted on 04/08/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hello Mom's! To make a LONG story short, i have a 20 month old son whom has been in daycare since 5 Months old, since he has been born he has STAYED sick, he literally gets sick 1-2 times a month with either sinus infection, ear infection, cold, flu, (pneumonia once) bronchitis, etc. He always runs such a high fever with any sickness reaching up to 104.5^ and he stays sick for at least a weeks time and winds up in the hospital for IV fluids every couple of months due to dehydration (despite me doing everything possible to prevent that). He has had two tubes put in both ears at around 9 months, one fell out and is getting reoccurring infections again, the other is still in place and properly working just fine. Two weeks ago he got sick one of his bad spells, WBC 23,000 fever 104.6 dehydrated very lethargic and drainage from every hole in his head, after 1 1/2 weeks of fever, antibiotics, shots, fluids, endless Tylenol and motrin he woke up friday morning and was a well lil boy! We went for check up last tues everything looked "great"! Dr has recommended several months ago we do daily dose of Zyrtek and we have been doing just that ( btw). Saturday wakes up and nose is pouring, sunday starts coughing/wheezing low grade fever, wakes up monday morning fever is 102.6 and is very ill. Take him back to dr " sinus infection, ear infection" same Sh**t different day. So I broke down and just had a very concerned worried mommy moment in the drs office. "why is my child so sick ALL the time? What can I do to prevent it? Is there something more we are missing? Do i need to change drs? Do we need to see a specialist? He was just OK less that a week ago?" Dr has referred us to an allergist/ immunologist, we are awaiting our appointment now, I am just wondering, is this normal? Is anyone else out there experiencing what i am? Any one have any words of encouragement? I'm starting to feel like a really bad person, i cannot keep my son well :(

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