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Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 6:01am
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I found this online:
Symptoms of Shigellosis
The first symptoms are abdominal pain and watery diarrhea that start 1 to 4 days after infection. Fever is frequently present and may reach 106

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 7:08am
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I am so sorry to hear your boy is still ill and has to go back to hospital. How stressful for all of you. I hope he can get fixed up quickly. Poor little guy. I will be sending good thoughts his way when I light my meditation candle tonight.
The Shigella symptoms sure do sound similar, don't they? Now I am wondering about that water park and the potential for bacterial contamination.

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 8:08am
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Mistey and DeansDad, I am so sorry he is back in the hospital again. Hopefully they will figure it out before they send him home again so you won't have to worry so much.
Please let us know how he is doing. I will be thinking of him (and you).

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 8:25am
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Quote:Originally posted by Deansdad:
[b]He has started throwing up again today. The doctor is admitting him again to the hospital for observation. Any ideas?[/b]
What a night mere...
Have the doctors checked with the Department of (Public) Health to see if there are any reported cases of anything in your area? Would that help provide any clues? (Some the illnesses mentioned are highly contagious and may require reporting...)

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 8:51am
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Ok, MAJOR shot in the dark here but I had to share...I found something called
Henoch-Schonlein purpura...look it up for the symptoms. Note that a yucky purplish rash shows up at some point in the illness but what I read says it can be 1st or last and can be a week or more after the other symptoms (which can include vomiting blood and bloody diarrhea).
Good luck and I'm saying a prayer for you.
Melissa

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 9:43am
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Still wondering if he has had all the recommended immunizations? The two most common kinds of meningitis are prevented by the routine immunizations. Hopefully he has had them.
C difficile and pseudomembranous colitis are the same thing. Pseudomembranous colitis is the disease and C difficile is the bacteria that causes it. My dd had it when she was a baby. She acutally had it twice. It usually follows a lot of antibiotics. She had had a couple of courses of antibiotics for her ears. That wipes out the normal gut bacteria allowing for overgrowth of C difficile. The classic stool looks like "currant jelly"---blood and mucous mixed together. She had lots of pain and diarrhea. I don`t remember any vomiting, so it doesn`t sound like C difficile to me. So sorry to hear he is back in the hospital. We will be thinking of you.

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 9:45am
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Oh no! I'm sorry he had to go back to the hospital. I have my whole family praying for you. Please keep us posted.
Hugs and prayers.

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 10:27am
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Poor thing! I hope he gets better soon, no matter what he has.
That said, I'm with MommaBear on one of her ideas. The first thing I thought of when I read this was his appendix. I hope they did at least one thing right and checked him out for that already...those symptoms can all happen if his appendix ruptures.

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 11:56am
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Misty--
I am shocked and sitting here reading this with my mouth open. I am also in the Chicago area and curious...what ER hospital was this? What waterpark were you at?
Can you or have you requested all of the records for yourself? Please consider doing this as well as working with Children's and possibly a lawyer. The treatment of lack of is unacceptable and outside of this board and your account here, document everything. Names of the nurses, comments that they said, timing, everything.
I am happy to here that he is doing better (and you) and we are here for you. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 12:01pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Deansdad:
[b]He has started throwing up again today. The doctor is admitting him again to the hospital for observation. Any ideas?[/b]
Keep in contact constantly with Children's and your allergist. Have him transfered there if for one millisecond you do not think that you are getting the care you deserve.

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