mommy advice on sick 5 yo please. update!!!
so my ds1 is 5. he woke up today & had a headache & was sorta calm which for him is " blah" bc normally he is hyper.
we took his temp rectally.. yes he still lets us & its accurate to why not?
anyway it was only 100.4 not high but at 930am.. we gave him ibuprohhren & he seemed tired & cold even thoughits hot & humid. so we put him for a nap but he refused
he felt hot to the touch so we temped him again now at 1pm still on meds it was still 100.4!!
heer's the weird thing.. its not high but he is shivering alot. & seems really cold & yawning. he says he feels fine. he just seems to be more talkative like rambling.. making sense but almost like anxious.
so since he refused to nap we put on a movie & im watching him just yawn & shiver.. i feel concerned bc his temp isnt high & idk why he;d be shivering at such a low grade when its warm in here & humid.
i dont see any other symtoms just that he had a headache no coughing no sneexing unless he is hiding a sore throat or pain bc he hates when he is sick & then he cant play.. idk.
i just got over a cold myself i started a week or longer ago.. but idk
mostly im concerned about the shivering he;s just yawning, strecthing, shivering over & over.. is this normal? of course he shivered more after he drank cool juice but he is still doing it very odd.
ugh & his 1st day of kindergarten is tuesday! agg
edit.. took his temp with a newer thermonter and got 101.0 isnt this still too low to shiver? plus he is still on fever meds =/
i wanted to add an update in the op so i dont confuse anyoen reading for the 1st time.. the fever spiked to 104 so we took him to the clinic & all test came back negative for now & she found nothing. she said she;s seen lots of these fever viruses and so we treated it with meds for pain ( headache) and fever & it went down to 99.9 before bed & he seemed better just tired.. im just gonna keep an eye on him tonight bc im worried it will spike as the meds wear off.
2cd update with question please-- so he is still sleeping & im glad bc he needs rest but his fever meds wore off already & bc he had spiked to 104 today now im nervous he is possibly in there with a high fever & not ok.. would you go in & check on your kid to make sure quitley trying not to wake them or leave them alone & trust it.. ugh idk what to do & dh is snoring away!
ok never mind!!!!!!!!!!... the baby woke up so when i went up i caved in & checked in on ds1 the damn door stuck & woke him but he was so out of it he fell back to bed he WAS very hot i didnt temp him but i gave him his meds so he is good for the night now & gave him soem water to sip he took them & hit the pillow was out. im glad i went in now i feel better knowing he has the meds in him to keep his fever controlled til the morning at least.