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So I swear Dd has been sick more times since us coming back to Texas than she has been in the last 2 years. She just got over a cold last week and then started coughing again two nights ago. Today she looked tired after school and fell asleep before we even left the parking lot, her temp is 101.00 on her left side and 99 on her right side. This means no baseball for us, this is her 4h game to miss because of being sick. My poor baby.
Hope she feels better soon! Sometimes altitude, climate, air pollution, etc. can cause illness in people but they usually get used to it. That happened to my cousin. She was so used to the smog of Pittsburgh that when she went to Colarado the air was too clean for her and her asthma was so much worse that they moved back home again.
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It might just be an unfortunate coincidence, but if you think it's possible that she has the same illness now as she did in the beginning and she's still fighting it after 2 weeks, it might be time to check in with a physician.
I avoid medicating where possible, but 2 weeks is a loooong time to be sick.
I don't know if this is the same cold as she had last week, she was exposed to strep (unknown to me at the time) over the weekend so it's possible it could be that. So far since we have been in Texas she has had the flu, two colds, pink eye, and now this....she just can't catch a break lol.
When Alice started school, I think I was keeping her home at least one day a week! I was so ticked off by it. Since she was nonverbal then, I paid very close attention to her. If I thought she was looking ill, she stayed home, and never fail within a few hours there would be a fever.
I know she was catching it from kids in her class, and this is a special ed class. They should have parents very tuned into their kids as well! I don't know if the other parents don't care or they drug up the children and send them? They make me so mad! This year she has had not one but two fevers of over 107 due to some disease ridden classmate. She caught the flu once, had several colds, a rash that needed steroids, a full body rash after another mysterious fever, stomach bugs...
They said breastfed babies end up healthier children. LIES! ALL LIES!
Zoey did not get sick the first 13mths, (not even a cold) as soon as she started daycare she had a cold for 7 months. (And gastro twice). Only now is she started to get days where she is not sick. (Except now shes had gastro since thursday. It sucks because noah is only 6 months and has already had 4 colds and has gastro now too. But my pediatrician swears that this will boost their immune system for when they are a bit older. Just really really sucks right now.
Poor thing some kids/people are more susceptible to illness than others. I've found that even if the classic signs of strep are missing to get the throat culture anyway. I have been surprised a few times when it turned out to be strep in my kids.
I think I would take her to the doc because she has been exposed to strep. When Tristen was in kindergarten he caught the kind of strep that eats away your skin. Never once had a sore throat, but his hands and feet were peeling, he felt yucky and he was running a temp. we were back and forth for almost 3 weeks before they could get him well again. Kindergarten was NOT a fun experience for us because of illnesses.
Not sure how much truth there is to this, but a pediatrician that we don't usually see told us that if strep goes untreated it can turn into scarlet fever. I hadn't heard that before and I don't know that doc, so I am leary of trusting her.
I hope your little girl feels better soon though.
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