We hope we’ve found the solution.
Our third child has always been a little more susceptible to fevers, and last fall I noticed a pattern. He was getting high fevers (with no other symptoms) lasting 3-4 days every 6 weeks. It was worrisome on its own but also very disruptive to his schooling since one has to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. The doctor and I discussed all sorts of possible options, many blood tests were run, and a pediatric rheumatologist was seen. All inconclusive.
Finally, we went to the otolaryngologist (ENT specialist) and he concurred that removal of the tonsils often has a curative effect on cases like this. I remember my cousin and his wife dealt with a similar issue with one of their boys and a tonsillectomy was the answer for him. Having few other courses for action, we decided to give it a try.
Despite the complications of having my husband out of town and having been up all night with the youngest who had a bad stomach bug, I took my son to the hospital on Friday morning. (I couldn’t have done it without the help of my friend and my 12 year old. Thank you!) Everything went like clockwork, and we were home by lunchtime. He did great, and his new Transformer was pretty much the key.
We are all enjoying the sudden increase in availability of smoothies, pudding and jell-o, and his recovery seems to be going fine so far. Time will tell if this is the cure we have been hoping for. If he doesn’t have another episode before October 1st, I will declare it a total success.
Here’s hoping the mystery is solved.