I hope someone can give me some thoughts.
I have a 2 year old son who has had numerous health problems since birth, including a severe case of GERD, swallowing problems, constant infections (ears, respiratory, etc), and more. He has already had his adenoids out and tubes put in his ears - but continues to get ear infections. A couple of weeks ago, he started another ear infection, but it didn't seem to get better with the drops we usually use. He was put on Omnicef to help and was on it for about a week, then started a fever (102.8). I figured it was the ear infection being resistant, brought him to the doctor's and they did a throat culture as his throat looked red. Rapid strep test came back negative, but just received a call that the culture was positive, not only for strep but for Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)!
My kids have all had their shots...every one. How is this possible? He was also on antibiotics at the time of getting this infection!
Not trying to have a sick kid, but I have always felt there was something larger going on (immune deficiency?). He is also very small for his age (bottom 2%) and is almost ALWAYS sick, often with weird things (he had thrush at 16 months, mild central sleep apnea, RSV). He's been tested every which way, for all kinds of things, including immune problems. So far, nothing has shown up.
Do you think I should insist on more testing? How unusual is it for a child to get Hib after vaccinations WHILE on antibiotics???
Anyone have a clue here? Thank you so much for any help!