son really fatigued
Hoping someone has seen anything like the symptoms that my son has. Honestly, we have believed that he has mono, but the test results continue to be inconclusive, the doctors are baffled and we are searching for directions to look next.
For over a month he has been extremely tired. He complains of headaches and sore throat, especially in the morning and sometimes late at night. Sometimes he also complains that his stomach hurts. No fever, no vomiting, he eats, but his appetite is way down. Eyes tend to be red, and look tired. Sometimes he sleeps during the day, but mostly just lies around on the couch. He has had good days. A couple of weeks ago he started feeling better. Played soccer, went to school for 3 days and has been down almost since. He has had days where he feels better, but hasn't looked right, and those days he can't handle a lot. A movie or out to eat can wear him out.
Blood test look good. White counts are around 5000. Nothing indicating inflamation. No swollen glands or spleen. Mono tests twice have been inconclusive only show the second epstein barr titer, but not even at a high enough level to make you think he has it. Strep tests have been negative.
We are starting a fishing expedition today with full blood chem panels and chest x-rays. He seems to be slowly getting worse.
The kid has missed so much school and just wants to go back and see his friends. He is saying that TV is boring and he wants to do something. He will turn 12 in the middle of this month.
Anyone seen anything like this that seems to be viral and has lasted so long?
We are just stumped and frustrated not being able to do anything for him.