In my moms group a lady said her child who's been sick for a few days with congestion and cough has a headache and a fever...of 101. All kinds of women were saying get that kid (4 yrs old) to the ER now!!! Like he's gonna die of a slight fever or something. And saying he might have meningitis. Um...I've known two people with viral meningitis and she wouldn't be asking opinions online if he had it.
She took him bc it got to 102 *gasp* and they checked him and told her to give some ibuprofen instead of tylenol. Duh.
She asked them about meningitis and they said he's not in pain, he's not throwing up, he's conherent, he's fine. She seemed surprised they didn't want to keep him.
Do YOU do this for a normal kid with a fever? Really?
on Nov. 17, 2013 at 10:50 AM