dschneider Posted December 28, 2009 Report Share Posted December 28, 2009 I hope to have a follow-up appt with dr this week. Any input appreciated. Nov 10th: Son had H1N1 vaccination, nasal mist, live bacteria Nov 11th: Son spent day playing with his friend. Friend was diagnosed with strep following day. Nov 20th: Sudden onset of facial tics. Some shrugging of shoulders. Nov 20th: Trip to ER. Diagnosis was a childhood tic. Basically told to ignore, but to follow up w/pediatrician the following week. Nov 24th: Pediatrician visit. Young dr we had not seen before. Not much information except to keep an eye on him and possibly see neurologist. Nov 25th-Dec 3rd: Tics stayed about the same Dec 3rd: Low grade fever Dec 4th: Low grade fever, no tics. Complained of sore throat. I looked in his throat that evening and noticed red "pin-prick" spots. Thought I would take him to walk-in clinic the next day (Saturday) Dec 5th: Fever subsided, no complaints about throat. No tics Dec 6th: Decided to go to clinic to have throat and ears checked before sending him to school the next morning. Throat and ears looked good per examination. Dec 7th: Went to school. Tics began again. Dec 8th: Tics increased in frequency and continued to increase. Dec 15th: I saw picture of strep throat online (looked like red "pin prick" spots I had noticed in his throat on Dec 4th.) I called and made dr appt for next day with the pediatric dr I prefer to see at office we go to. I went armed with research (At this point I had spent many, many hrs online). Much of my research from this site. Dec 16th: Son tests very high for strep per the "quick" test done in office. Dr was prepared to start him on antibiotic either way. Dec 16th: Son starts 10 days of Augmentin. Dec 19th: Noticeable improvement in tics. Dec 21st: I am not noticing full fledged tic (eyes roll upward, face stretches), a few eyebrow raises or half of an eye roll. Most often while eating...as if chewing stimulates the tic. Dec 25th: Still improving. Less ticcing while eating Dec 27th: Noticed a spell of "half" ticcing this morning. Improved through the day. I can't say son has developed OCD symptoms, but tics were obvious, sudden and frequent. He is now on 2nd round of Augmentin. 10 day dose did not last 10 days. Seems to last about 8 days. I am making a follow up appt for this week. Should I insist/request to continue him on Augmentin? Until symptoms are completely gone? I don't know why, but today did not seem as good as prior days. Maybe my imagination, but I am keeping a diary, and will see how next few days go. If symptoms seem to be worsening would you ask for stronger doseage of Augmentin? Add Zith? Try Keflex? I, of course, want to be as pro-active as possible. Suggestions appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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