My DD is 2..and since she was 10 months she has been developing very high fevers..over 105. The fevers occur about every 30 days and the fever is her only symptom. No cough, no runny nose, no vomiting or diarrhea. Of course she gets fussy and lethargic and doesn't want to eat or drink much because her fever is so high.
She has been completely worked up at Childrens Mercy Hospital...blood work, urine samples, and they even checked her for cancer. All tests came back negative..thank God. The only thing that showed up was that her white blood cell count is high..which indicates an infection, but they have no idea where the infection could be.
She is on her 2nd set of tubes in her ears so we know it's not her ears. Most of the time they give her an antibiotic and it goes away. But other times they wait and see if it will go away on it's own. Which it has a couple of times..but most of the time an antibiotic is necessary..
This has been so frustrating. And it scares me to death when her fever gets that high..mainly because I have a stepsister that got a fever that high when she was a baby and it caused brain damage..she has been mentally retarded her whole life..
I am very grateful though that my baby does not get seizures with these high fevers..
I am curious to know if anyone has experienced anything similiar to this and if so what did they find out??
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Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:18 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
my son had cancer leukemia that started out like this if she has been tested for this maybe she should be retested.
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