I just got back from the pediatrician with Emmett. Basically, there isn’t anything that we can do. He likely needs longer cycles of Prednisone. Currently he takes it 2x a day for 3 days. He may need to do that for 5 days instead.
The problem with that is Prednisone suppresses the immune system. He would need to do that once or twice a month and that wouldn’t be safe.
For right now, we’re are doing 1 teaspoon of Benadryl 4 times a day. That can help reduce the allergic reaction his body is having to the virus that is apparently causing the sores.
We will see immunology hopefully next week. It was also recommended that we see infectious disease as well.
For now, at least the Benadryl will help him on the back end. The other plus is that maybe he can sleep through as much of this as possible.
For those that haven’t seen what I’m talking about when I refer to mouth sores, see the below picture.
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-Lost and Tired
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Really my heart is with you guys.I know from my experience is not easy… I pray god to heal Emmett,and gives you the force to continue.
That looks so extremely painful. Poor Emmett! And poor you guys also. It hurts to watch your children suffer, with no way to alleviate the suffering. I will continue to pray for healing for Emmett, as well as other avenues that you may work to prevent this from happening again. <3
My Mom always suggested rinsing with warm salt water. Praying for you.
That poor little man! Benadryl should help but the prescription Triple mouthwash might too – I use to get mouthsores from ibruprofens & cephalexin, for what it’s worth.
Oh poor baby. So sorry for you all and praying this gets resolved soon. Pednisone is so nasty.
We have dealt with mouth sores before, I believe that we used a concoction of a liquid antacid and a mouth numbing agent we got it from the emergency room. It had to be applied 4 times a day with q-tip. I hope something helps the little guy! Thoughts and prayers for all of you (P.S we applied the medicine to the whole mouth).
Poor wee soul!! keeping him and everyone in my thoughts x