My 19 month old son has had a persistent fever for the past day and 1/2 now and I'm starting to get very worried. it started out very low grade on monday night (around 99.5-100.5) I gave him Ibuprofen and that seemed to do the trick so I didn't worry too much since he fractured his leg on Friday and I know babies can develop low grade fevers when healing.
then around noon on Tuesday I checked his temperature again and the fever was back, so I took him to the doctor trusting my intuition. unfortunately I could only see the doctor on call and not the pediatrician I trust. she told me he was probably just getting the beginnings of a virus despite the fact that I told her he had had a runny nose for a week...
as the day went on his fever rose to about 102.5-101.9 despite medicine and me doing everything to keep it down. the lowest it got before I put him to bed was 100..
I just went in to check his temp and low and behold it's 101.5 again, I gave him another dose of Tylenol and put him back down and didn't give him another blanket despite his shaking... I'm so stressed, I want to trust the doctor but I've never dealt with a fever that's this persistent. any advice? should I go to sleep or stay up and watch him? (PS I don't think it's infection because his fracture doesn't seem to be hurting him at all)
Asked by Anonymous at 4:46 AM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
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