My 3 year old son started coughing really badly Friday morning. I gave him some cough medicine and moved on. A few hours later I noticed he was pretty lethargic, so I took his temp and it was 104!! I gave him some children's Ibuprofen and got the fever down, but it came right back up a couple hours later. I gave him a tepid bath which brought it down again, but it came right back a couple hours later. His cough has worsened and he's having green snot just pour out of his nose. No matter how hard I try to get his fever to go away, it keeps coming back. His heart rate is through the roof and he's shaking uncontrollably (not like a seizure, but just like when you're really cold). He keeps falling asleep and then jumping up and saying weird stuff like "There's sand in my eyes!! Get it out!!" and "My hand has a spring in it.". I don't know if he's hallucinating or what.
Their pedi is open tomorrow, but I'm trying to decide if I should wait until then or if this is a case to bring to the ER. What would you do?
Sorry it took me all day to update. We've had a really busy day. I didn't take him to the ER. I took him to my bed with me and snuggled him all night. He woke up this morning feeling great!! No fever, cough is much better and the nose is clearing up. It seems like it was a virus that ran its course. I truly appreciate everyones concern. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!!