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freaking out here, please help *edit Dr called*

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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My oldest finally got the chicken pox on Sunday(he's the last one in the house to get them) he's almost 14. Well he's covered head to toe with little skin showing due to the amount of pox. He's had high fevers so I've been giving him Excedrin.I just found out you aren't supposed to give teens aspirin with chicken pox because they can get rye disease and Excedrin has aspirin in it. What do I do? Im in panic mode cause rye is a deadly neurological disease. I've called the Dr and am waiting to hear back. Please help with any advice.

*edit*
Dr.called (well nurse) said not to freak, but keep a close eye on him and watch for fever over 104, being lethargic, seeing things, vomiting. I feel a little better, but if anything happens to him I'll never forgive myself.
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meagan0716
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM
Idk here's a bump
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MyasMommy463
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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sorry momma.. sounds awful.. were your kids vacinated?

morrigan914
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM
No help, but heres a bump! Do you have a nurse libe you can call?

Perfect.Pixie
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM
Bump
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happynugget6
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Yes they were.it is the only vaccine I allowed.lot of good it did we've been dealing with chicken pox for 2 months now


Quoting MyasMommy463:

sorry momma.. sounds awful.. were your kids vacinated?


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MyasMommy463
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM

 ughh.. so sorry mommaQuoting happynugget6:

Yes they were.it is the only vaccine I allowed.lot of good it did we've been dealing with chicken pox for 2 months now


Quoting MyasMommy463:

sorry momma.. sounds awful.. were your kids vacinated?


 

bluejupalex
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:14 PM

 Reye's syndrome is most commonly associated with kids between the ages of 4 and 12.  Try not to panic until you hear from the doctor.  I know, that's easier said than done.



Be kind to nurses.  They're the ones who keep the doctors from accidentally killing you.

strictmomhere
by Platinum Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Give him tylenol he will be ok hugs
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happynugget6
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:16 PM

These were just the spots I could cover before my arm started hurting.
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happynugget6
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Thank you


Quoting bluejupalex:

 Reye's syndrome is most commonly associated with kids between the ages of 4 and 12.  Try not to panic until you hear from the doctor.  I know, that's easier said than done.


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