After a 103.8 fever, Harrison took a trip to the pediatrician. Because of petechiae, the doctor sent us to the ER for bloodwork. While Harrison’s labs all came back normal, we have been admitted to the hospital for observation.
Apparently, petechiae can happen to anyone and are not related to Harrison’s Down syndrome. His doctors said Harrison’s genetic condition does not affect his immunity. They reminded me that as winter sets in, viruses are rampant and because petechiae can signify serious medical conditions, it is best to see a doctor if your child suffers from bleeding of the capillaries.
*I am not a doctor and am just reporting on my experiences with my son’s Down syndrome. This blog does not contain medical advice and should not be used to diagnosis symptoms.