So, I've been lucky - my 19 month old has never been sick, until this week. He developed a 102 degree fever three days ago (took him to the doctor, was told just to give fluids and the normal stuff) but then he began coughing and got very croupy, and has gotten somewhat dehydrated. He will be listless for a couple hours, then he gets up and plays for a bit before getting whiny and wanting to sleep. Its hard to get him to drink anything, too... He just seems miserable, and I don't know what else I can do for him.
So, other than what I am doing - forcing fluids, using a humidifier, and giving tylenol for the fever and throat pain - is there ANYTHING else I can do? And how do I know if it is time to call the doctor again? I just haven't had to deal with such a little guy being so sick before. Its a bit terrifying. Any suggestions?
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:47 PM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:48 PM on May. 11, 2009
Try to offer popsicles or jello. I know when my son had the stomach flu and was on clear fluids these things helped. Also, offer pedilite (Meijer brand is just as good and costs a lot less) to keep from dehydrating.
Answer by chrissmom734 at 9:19 PM on May. 11, 2009