So he was totally fine friday then woke up saturday at 5am crying he was hot..well he had 103.5 temp. I called the nurseline for advice, gave him tylenol as motrin is far too hard on his stomache - we controlled it to 102 dressed him lightly and most of the weekend he was in only a diaper - cool wash cloths to the forehead, armpits, body as often as possible. he stayed hydrated with water but would barely eat and would not take ice cream or juices of any kind sat. he woke from a nap with 104.2 once again got it down to 102 but it didn't go lower, he laid on the couch the entire weekend.. and for a 2-1/2 yr old boy, that's HUGE - he threw up 2 times and diarreha once.. he seemed back to normal this morning no fever and playing like normal - now 4 hours later he's back to a fever and sleeping.. I get tired of being send away with "its a virus, it will run its course" how long is too long of off and on sickness ??
Asked by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on May. 17, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on May. 17, 2010
If it were my child, and I had the fever pretty much under control, I would let him sleep as much as he wants today, keep pushing fluids, and give the Tylenol as often as the label says. Then first thing tomorrow, if he is still feverish, call to get that appointment. Generally, I give them 3-4 days to let a "virus run its coarse". But if his fever spikes really high again today and 103 is the lowest you can bring it down, then call today!
Good Luck!! Hopefully it is just a virus and he'll be back to his old happy self before you know it!!
Answer by VeronicaLee at 1:17 PM on May. 17, 2010
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