One night last week, my 4 year old had a fever of 104.5 and was hallucinating a little...seeing bugs, snakes, dogs. Dh and I were obviously concerned. I called the ped's after hours line and spoke with a nurse, she paged ds's doctor and the doctor called us back. At this point it was about 1 AM. The doc said kids sometimes do hallucinate with a high fever and she would see him in the office in the morning. She said if the fever got up to 105 to take him to the ER.
It didn't get that high, meds brought it down to 102. We brought him in to the ped's in the morning, she found nothing wrong, and he was 99.5 without meds then.
Some of my friends couldn't believe we didn't rush him to the ER...we got a lot of "at 103, I'd have taken my kid in"...what would you have done? Gone to the ER or trusted your ped? We have a great ped that he's seen for his whole life and have no reason to doubt her...but our friends made me feel awful.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Jan. 12, 2010 in General Parenting
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nope it would have probably been more dangerous to take the kid to the er were germs are all over the place that could make him worse. Then again I don't give a fever reducer till the fever hit 102 anyway. Fevers are good except when they get really high or out of control.
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