Today is the first day our little guy was fully functional at school again. After a few weeks of being sick off and on (with what we thought were various ailments) we took him to the Dr to find out he had walking pneumonia. That was two weeks ago. He was out of school for a week and completely miserable. Last week there was a little residual tummy upset but now…..F I N A L L Y……I think he’s nearly 100% better! Woohoo!
Now, with a fairly healthy kid I never even considered that he could have walking pneumonia. I thought it was weird that he was catching every single cold that was going around though. Once we talked to the Dr I realized that all of those colds were most likely ALL part of his pneumonia. He’d get a little better but still have a weakened immune system and run himself back down again.
I also learned that (at least in the Western states) the season for pneumonia is lasting alot longer and people are catching it later than usual.
One of the things people don’t realize is that walking pneumonia is HIGHLY contagious! It’s spread through prolonged exposure to an infected person. So most likely our kiddo caught at school and quite possibly spread it to others as well.
Live and learn….but next time I sure won’t wait as long to take him to the Dr!
Have you managed to skate past the cold/flu/pneumonia season?