He was put on antibiotics immediately( the day of the last post) and was recovering well till the 16th (Saturday).
The UTI test result came up negative (????)
And then, on the 17th morning, he woke up with a runny nose and phlegm loaded cough. This was new. The other symptoms appeared to be under control.
We opened a new bottle of the oral antibiotic. He ingested just a bit and reacted very violently. He threw up immediately - the medicine and all the meagre quantity of food that we had managed to put into him.
By afternoon, the runny nose was worse, the cough had become insistent and heavily loaded with phlegm. The doctor and the parents were both confused.
Then, i gave him a home made concoction to control the runny nose and the phlegm. It worked and he was almost normal by evening. We tried to give him the second dose of the antibiotic, and then our nightmare began.
He threw up the first dose that we tried, and coughed up a lot of phlegm, which was funny. The runny nose came back in full force, and the boy was totally lethargic for the next hour that he was awake. Then we made the mistake of trying to give him the antibiotic a second time. All the consequences of the first time were repeated, with a fever that ran up pretty quickly and stayed that way for most part of the night.
We managed to put him to sleep nearly an hour after the second effort of the dose. And then spent the rest of the night sponging, holding, comforting him as he spewed more and more phlegm(where WAS this coming from?) or cried out of discomfort / body ache - we won't know which.
He finally slept peacefully at 8 the next morning, for 1.5 hours.
His diagnosis this morning is that he has an upper respiratory tract infection. (????)
Am taking him for one more opinion.
And people, thank you for being my village one more time! :-)