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Fever, vomiting, cough, diarrhea, intestinal infection. Taking inbuprofen. What can be done?

My 22 month son has had a fever for 6 days now ranging from 101.7-104.3, vomiting for 5 days, cough for 3 days, dirrhea 3 times over 2 days, blood drpps with seeze.Went to ER on day 3 and was told URI vairal and keep giving fluids and rotating acetaminophen and I ibuprofen . He hasn t eaten more than a few goldfish crackers in 6 days, vomits most of what he drinks. Will only tolerate water without vomit. Went back to ER on day 5. No UTI. Now they say its viral intestinal infection. No stool sample, no CBC or BMP but infection? How does that work? I ve now been giving Gatorade and pedialyte via syringe . 5ml q 5min for an hour. He s drinking water ok. I m using a cool mist humidifier but nose still bleeds. Cough has developed to be more persistent at night. His doctor hasn t been able to see Jim until tomorrow. Could it be rotavirus or something else with fever lasting so long?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
With your description,the child seems to be quite sick!
He may need some tests to find the cause of fever,atleast to be sure that it is only viral and a CBC to check the platelets in view of the bleeding .
He will need more fluids ( may not be enough with the syringe feeds) and check whether he is passing adequate urine.
Go back again if he continues to be sick like this. God bless Dr Uma
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
As 5 days passed and still all complains persisted, requires evaluation without delay.
Go for total blood count, urine routine and x-ray chest to come to conclusion.
Keep him hydrated.
Consult pediatrician and get examined before any complication occurs.
ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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