On Thursday night, my 3 year old daughter started running a fever (staying between 101 and 102) and coughed a lot during the night. I gave her Tylenol (she has a Motrin allergy so it's out of the question) before bed. She got up with a fever of 103 Friday morning, I called and talked to a nurse (sometimes they won't see your child until they've had a fever for 3 days straight) and took her in Friday morning. After checking everything from her ears and throat to her urine, doing a CBC as well, I was sent home and told she had a virus. Fast forward to today, still fever (102 at the moment and that's WITH Tylenol) and horrible cough, nothing has changed at all over the weekend. My thought is that if she had a cold she wouldn't still be running a fever. We have had very little sleep since Thursday night because she's so achy...and of course coughing like crazy. Would you take your child back to the doctor today?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Jan. 25, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by missanc at 9:54 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by Bmat at 9:55 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Thanks ladies. Ha, I felt the need to come here and ask because the only answer I ever get from hubs is "i don't know". I'm so tired right now I can barely think straight, so just having someone else's opinion is nice. I'm calling the nurse now. Thanks again ~OP
Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:01 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by my2boysandgirl at 10:15 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
OP here: That was another one of my issues... is giving her tylenol, just wasn't really enough room in the question thing to mention it. But yeah, part of me worries that I'm just prolonging her fever by giving it to her especially since her fever has not "broken" one time throughout this whole thing. I know using it for too long can be bad for her liver as well. I just feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. My FIL is a doc, but also a very old school doc (he's 76). He has never treated children except for his own. First thing out of his mouth was to give her Asprin if nothing else worked. I laughed at him told him no way and politely got off the phone. The nurse just called me back and said to bring her back in since her cough sounds so tight. Anyway, thanks again ladies.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
OP here again: With all due respect, I'm not taking her to the ER to clog the Emergency Department with NON emergency issues and risk exposing her to more sickness. I appreciate the advice, but even in my sleep deprived mind, that is not necessary.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by MamaRoberts at 11:02 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Next question overall
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