my 3 yr old dd was dx'd yesterday with coxackie (hand, foot and mouth). she has none of the icky symptioms, except a HIGH fever and irritability. she is (high functioning) autistic, and i am having a HARD time getting her to accept anything i can do to bring the fever down. i cant get her to take any type of medicine, i have tried several flavors and brands, liquids and chewables etc. she wont take them on her own, is somehow wise to me putting it in her drink even though she didnt see me do it and has not even tasted or smelled it, somehow manages to spit it out even when i hold her down and use a dropper slid to the back of her throat. she wont let me put a BeCool patch on her anywhere, or an ice pack, wont get in a bath or play in sprinkler (its warm enough here already) or kiddie pool. with the autism, the flailing and fighting is really FUN and i swear it somehow givers her superhuman strength. i know she feels awful and i need her to feel better so her fever wont put her in the hospital, it has been over 104 for 12 hours now (but dr's still dont think admitting her is necessary) so i am really worried about her.
please, if you have any other suggestions for me, let me have them!!!!