I took my 4 year old son 2 wks ago for his seasonal flu vaccination, which he got in the mist form. I did not take him for the H1N1. My fiance was first to get sick, and my son got sick afterward. He began Friday morning with a cough and Friday evening with a fever. The fever lasted all weekend and kept going up and down. His fever is now gone. During the weekend, my son complained of throat pain and has his appetite decreased tremendously. This is normal of course, but I took him to the doctor Monday (as I was told to do should he have gotten sick after his vaccination) and all was fine. His strep throat test came back negative but his throat was a bit red, due to a viral infection. He currently has a little dry cough, no fever, no diarrhea, but still refuses to eat full meals. He asks for snacks and is drinking fine but for meals, since Saturday, he doesn't want to eat. When I ask him why he doesn't want to eat, he says b/c he doesn't like to eat. He also seems to be more tired than usual. I assume it's the rest ofhis sickness leaving his body making him feel like this but since he is not eating as much, he is losing his energy making him more tired. He now naps about 3 hours during the day and falls asleep earlier than usual. He was never one to go in his room on his own to nap and now he does and tends to doze off watching t.v. I am concerned though his doctor's say it's fine. I am wondering, has any other parent gone through this with their toddler(s) after a flu vaccination? Cough, being more tired than usual and lack of appetite for several days? I don't see this as normal. My fiance insisted I should not have taken him for the flu shot given he is not in school yet and is home cared for, but I tend to take him every year for it, and this is the 1st time he has gotten sick off it. Please tell me I am not the only one going through this.
Just to let you know, anytime you get the flu vaccine you can catch it. Especially if its the live virus, which it may be if its the mist. You can give him vitamin c-childrens of course, sorry just saying, and even vitamin d will help to prevent and fight off infections.
Yes, I have been giving him vitamins and he finally seemed to get his appetite back, however,he is still falling asleep more now than ever. He now takes 2 naps a day and falls asleep watching tv and even at the dinner table when he is eating. He never used to be like this so I am now just concerned. His doctor said to wait the full week it takes to get out your body and see how he is. I am however, going to request blood work be done, to be sure all is well with him.