VERY sick 6 y/o.... - page 2

my good friends son is in the hospital... serious hx of allergies - food and other 1 1/2 wks ago had strep/ given pcn. 3 days ago....lesions inside mouth and throat, unable to eat/drink. ... Read More

  1. by   RedSox33RN
    Coming in late, but I'm glad to see that he is doing much better. Continued thoughts and prayers for his speedy recovery!
  2. by   BabyRN2Be
    I'm glad that the news in better and I'll definitely keep this kiddo in my prayers!
  3. by   oramar
    Just so happens that my sister went through same thing with her 6 year old not to long ago. What you were describing sounded so similar. My poor little nephew his mouth was so full of sores, as he improved he was hungry but he could not stand to put anything in it. Interesting enough my sister's son also had several strept infections clustered around the Herpes outbreak. Anyway, he is fine and healthy now and that is all that matters. I am sure this other child will do fine also. Children with normal immune systems usually handle it just fine. It of course is a totally different story if the child has a serious illness and also comes down with herpes simpex I.
  4. by   Dplear
    PM on the way...I work at Texas Childrens.....

  5. by   PedsNurse1981
    Are the docs giving him anything for the mouth sores other than MSO4? Working on a peds hem/onc unit, a lot of our kids get mucositis and we give them "magic mouthwash" consisting of viscous lidocaine, benedryl and maalox. It works very well and usually the kids love it. Don't know if that might be something they could try.
  6. by   kids
    Quote from Dplear
    PM on the way...I work at Texas Childrens.....
    Dave is my hero. Someday I want to work with him (if I can convince him to give up Neuro-ick)

    Glad they know what is going on with the little one. Hope he has a speedy recovery.