Will’s eyes are a little better since we took him to the doctor and started him on eyedrops yesterday morning, but overall, he just seems a little worse. He has no energy, he’s had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, a low-grade fever, diminished appetite and just isn’t himself. We can’t get anyone at the pediatrician’s office to listen, and our concern is that he’s got more than just an eye infection, and that eyedrops aren’t aggressive enough treatment for a four-month-old who may or may not have a working immune system.
Are we overreacting? Probably, but we overreacted with his hip in November, and trusting our instincts was absolutely the right call. Unfortunately, Will hasn’t really been healthy since we stopped IV antibiotics on January 10. We had hoped removing the PICC line would be a huge step forward. Instead, he’s pretty much been sick ever since.
Did having him on IV antibiotics for six weeks after his surgery stunt his immune system?
Does he have some sort of primary immunodeficiency?
Or does everything work just fine, and all these infections are just a coincindence?