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.
there are 2 kinds of mono - Epstein-Barr and Paul Bunnel
and don't forget Lyme Disease
and some wacky stuff... My niece contracted Q fever.
Hrm... hoping for the best for your teenager.
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.
Hrm... Does he not spend much time outside?
with a gas (maybe oxygen) and then take an X-ray?
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.
Interesting - I had one of those - it seems to have self-resolved.
A little research reveals that they normally do if you don't mess with them.
It was annoying while it lasted though.
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.
Hope you're all better by now!