Fever for a week! Is this the flu?
My 8 yr old has been sick for almost a full week. He started off with a slight fever,headache and sore throat on Sat. It progressed throughout the day and his fever rose to 101 and he was achy. Throughout the week he has kept the fever. Usually above a 100 and has gotten as high as 103.9. His sore throat,aches and headache were gone the next morning but fever and tiredness has stayed. He has a terrible cough and stuffy nose with yellow discharge. I took him to the Dr. Wed and he seemed to think he has the flu(he did get his flu shot) he also has an ear infection. He was put on an antibiotic. Its Friday and he still has a fever. It was back up to 103 last night. He is coughing so bad its gagging him and when he sneezes blood is coming out this morning. What could this be and is it really bad to have a fever for almost a full week? He is eating and drinking just fine and wants to play and go outside. He has a history of allergies(which pollen is high in my area this week) pneomonia, and cough induced asthma. Any thoughts?