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kantonburg
11-06-07, 01:54 PM
My son has been unusually sick lately (past 2 months or so) and after several blood and urine tests they finally tested him for mono. Well he tested positive. The Dr. said it was mild and wasn't sure if this was the start of end of the cycle. He had missed the past three days of school with high fever (thrus, fri, & mon.), but the fever broke sometime Monday. He was able to return to school today, with a note from the doctor, assuring his was fine to return. The teachers don't seem weirded out about it. Maybe they're used to it? Is it normal for children that young to get it. His mother has Epstein Barr so I'm assuming he got it from her during an active streak she was unaware of, but he could have picked it up anywhere.

So for now he's been pulled from all sports, PE, recess, and karate. I feel so bad for the little guy.

Anyone else had a young child with it and what should I expect?

thanks

bdshort
11-06-07, 02:10 PM
Mono, eh? So what's your son been doing in his spare time? ;)

Kittydreamer
11-06-07, 02:14 PM
I had it when I was 8, slept a lot and felt like crap. Nothing to do but wait it out.

dieinafire
11-06-07, 03:05 PM
Whats Ebsteen Bar??

Lemdog
11-06-07, 03:15 PM
It sucks big time. I didn't feel like eating or drinking anything. Lots of spitting because of the flim that builds up in throat. I was not myself for about a month.

kantonburg
11-06-07, 03:26 PM
Whats Ebsteen Bar??

Epstein Barr

http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/epstein-barr-virus

The Epstein-Barr virus infects almost everyone by the age of 40 and usually does not cause any illness. However, it can cause mononucleosis (mono) and is associated with some types of cancer, such as Burkitt's lymphoma and cancers of the mouth.

The virus lives in a person's salivary glands and can be spread through saliva, such as by kissing or sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils.

Sorraffy
11-06-07, 08:21 PM
My son has been unusually sick lately (past 2 months or so) and after several blood and urine tests they finally tested him for mono. Well he tested positive. The Dr. said it was mild and wasn't sure if this was the start of end of the cycle. He had missed the past three days of school with high fever (thrus, fri, & mon.), but the fever broke sometime Monday. He was able to return to school today, with a note from the doctor, assuring his was fine to return. The teachers don't seem weirded out about it. Maybe they're used to it? Is it normal for children that young to get it. His mother has Epstein Barr so I'm assuming he got it from her during an active streak she was unaware of, but he could have picked it up anywhere.

So for now he's been pulled from all sports, PE, recess, and karate. I feel so bad for the little guy.

Anyone else had a young child with it and what should I expect?

thanks

Get him this (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/images/817/) little ... gal ... so that he'll know mono isn't all that bad (that it's kinda soft and fuzzy really)

Brent L
11-06-07, 08:42 PM
I had mono back in high school. I felt very tired, crappy, slept a lot, and it lasted about a month or so. For the ten years after, my immune system was quite a bit weaker than it was before. It still isn't back to where it would be normally, but it's getting there finally.

kantonburg
11-06-07, 08:56 PM
Ten years?!!?

Brent L
11-06-07, 09:28 PM
It depends on how bad the case is. I've heard of some people getting mono, and their immune system never returning to normal.

sk8r1189
11-06-07, 09:55 PM
Hell just feel like shit for a month, thats what happened to me, only I didn't know I had it till it was gone, so I slept all through school for that month. rotfl

kenbuzz
11-06-07, 09:59 PM
Epstein Barr's Mother sent a note....
http://www.lcshockey.com/issues/85/images/85juan.gif

Kittydreamer
11-06-07, 11:31 PM
http://www.medicinenet.com/infectious_mononucleosis/page3.htm
hope you find this helpful

kantonburg
11-07-07, 11:35 AM
Thanks Kitty,

That was a good article.

RunBandoRun
11-07-07, 11:37 AM
You used to be able to take whole college semesters off when you got mono. Now, they just send you back to your first grade classroom after a day or two. :lol:

C-Mart
11-07-07, 12:08 PM
Get him this (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/images/817/) little ... gal ... so that he'll know mono isn't all that bad (that it's kinda soft and fuzzy really)

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/additional/large/bacteria-ecoli.jpg

E-Coli looks like the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

kantonburg
12-17-07, 07:08 PM
You used to be able to take whole college semesters off when you got mono. Now, they just send you back to your first grade classroom after a day or two. :lol:

Thats what they did too. :)

Figured I've give closure to anyone who cared. He missed a day or two of school over the past 6 weeks. About 2 weeks ago he was cleared to return to P.E. and Recess. He was able to go to school, but it was recommended that he didn't participate in any activities. He seems fine now.

Kittydreamer
12-17-07, 07:30 PM
I'm so glad to hear that he's doing ok. :up: