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temp of 103...dr/er? UPDATE

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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oops hit enter before I finished.My 5yr old went to spend the night at my parents house last night and at 1:30am he woke up with a temp of 103...my mom has been giving him tylenol and he's had 2 luke warm baths...its gone down to 101 for a little bit but is now back up to 103.  They are 1 1/2 hrs away from us, we are about to head that way because he's asking to go home.

I know his pedi office isn't open today or tomorrow so if I had to when should I take him to the ER?  I mean I don't want to spend that much $ but I will if he needs to see a dr.  He has never had a temp this high before and it is starting to scare me.



Edit:we got to my parents house at 6pm and Ds was on the sofa, he looked tired but wasn't flushed...His temp was 99.6 so a tiny bit of a fever. Before we left to come home his temp was normal. He is sleeping now and I am off to bed...thanks for the advice.
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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Pita369
by Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM
Is it your or child?
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lwalker270
by Lara on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Kid or adult and how old?

Ktina11
by Silver Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM
How long has temp been up? Has it come down with meds? Is child acting okay?
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mommy1008
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:59 PM
Kid or adult? And have u tried Tylenol, Popsicles, lukewarm bath?!
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EsmeVincent
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Sorry I hit enter before I finished posting...its my 5yr old son

Caitlinsmom09
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Bump
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EsmeVincent
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM

he's with my parents right now, we are going to go get him after dh gets gas in the truck...My mom said he's eating(not alot but still eating something) and drinking just fine but he doesn't want to do anything but lay down and watch movies.  I talked to him on the phone and he said his head hurt, I know thats from the fever cause when it went down to 101 he said his head felt better.  I hate this that we are here and he's there and he feels so awful.

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How long has temp been up? Has it come down with meds? Is child acting okay?


lwalker270
by Lara on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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I would continue to treat it at home for a bit if it were me.  You can alternate motrin and tylenol and see if that helps and really push the fluids.  If you can't get it to stay down, call the on-call dr at your ped's office and see what they recommend.

Hope little guy feels better soon :)

EsmeVincent
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM

my 5yr old ds

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Is it your or child?


Kitschy
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Did the Tylenol wear off or it isn't working. Also how is the child acting?

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