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[#] Sat Jun 06 2015 00:04:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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My 15 year old has suddenly gotten into a state where he's sleepy a lot (came home from school today and went straight to bed) and has very little appetite (dropped 15 pounds in two weeks). We're getting blood work done but no results have come back yet. It's a bit of a mystery and it has us worried.

[#] Sat Jun 06 2015 02:02:54 EDT from vince-q

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Hmmm... sounds like mono....

[#] Sun Jun 07 2015 17:44:29 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Actually sounds like teenager.. and mono. Hoping for the best for the Dread Pirate.. Let us know IG.

[#] Mon Jun 08 2015 09:00:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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It *does* sound like mono, but we now have some of the tests back, and that one is negative.

[#] Mon Jun 08 2015 12:35:56 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Good. And am hoping for nothing else serious.

[#] Mon Jun 08 2015 21:07:43 EDT from triLcat

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there are 2 kinds of mono - Epstein-Barr and Paul Bunnel
Plus CMV

and don't forget Lyme Disease
and some wacky stuff... My niece contracted Q fever. 

[#] Tue Jun 09 2015 07:17:07 EDT from fleeb

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Hrm... hoping for the best for your teenager.

[#] Wed Jun 17 2015 10:33:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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At this point he seems to have most of his appetite back at least.  He's still sleepier than a normal teenager.  

Blood test says he's Vitamin D deficient, so he's taking a supplement for that.

The test for Lyme disease was "inconclusive" and needs to be done again.

[#] Fri Jun 19 2015 06:55:25 EDT from fleeb

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Hrm... Does he not spend much time outside?

[#] Mon Jul 20 2015 10:47:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Some. They still can't figure out what's wrong with him. He's got most of his appetite back but he's still not himself. Latest batch of tests says that he has some inflammation in his digestive tract, so this week they're going to see whether he has Crohn's disease (which involves a colonoscopy ... ugh).

[#] Tue Jul 21 2015 13:09:55 EDT from fleeb

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[#] Wed Jul 22 2015 18:43:28 EDT from zooer

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Is this a good old fashion purge and camera colonoscopy or one of the new fangled ones where they pump you up
with a gas (maybe oxygen) and then take an X-ray?

[#] Fri Jul 24 2015 10:50:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Old style.  They sedated him and put a camera in both ends (hopefully washing it in between).

And we have what is hopefully good news.  He has a hiatal hernia.  The sequence of symptoms from there go to acid reflux, to reduced appetite, to reduced energy from eating less.

Hopefully that's the whole picture.

[#] Sun Jul 26 2015 21:18:12 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Ahhhh.. <crossing fingers and wishing good things for the Dreat Pirate mini but yet taller than IG>

[#] Wed Jul 29 2015 13:16:53 EDT from triLcat

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Interesting - I had one of those - it seems to have self-resolved.


[#] Fri Jul 31 2015 16:47:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Self-resolving ailments are great. I just noticed a couple of days ago that I can open my mouth all the way again, as my TMJ lockup has self-resolved.
A little research reveals that they normally do if you don't mess with them.
It was annoying while it lasted though.

[#] Thu Aug 04 2016 04:16:02 EDT from fleeb

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Walking in Wallmart, some jerk coughed and didn't cover his mouth, causing me to walk into the cloud of his funk on my intake (happened too quickly for me to react in time).

Today, I'm taking antibiotics for walking pneumonia.

Fevers (but the wimpy kind, not a proper, good dream-inducing fever), aches, chills, coughing, and a rasping breath conspire to make life a tad less fun.

[#] Mon Aug 08 2016 02:30:24 EDT from triLcat

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Hope you're all better by now!


[#] Mon Aug 08 2016 12:28:22 EDT from fleeb

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I am.

I have a lingering cough, but I am otherwise feeling much, much better.

Managed to go to work today!

[#] Tue Aug 09 2016 23:55:28 EDT from wizard of aahz

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fleeb lingers?

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