hi moms i am in need of some advice and support my son elijah is just 13 months old and he has been running a fever of 104.9f n up 4 four days i took him to the er and you can only imange what it was like the sent me home saying he has an ear infection and to cotuine to give him tylenol ad if it dont get better bring him back !!!!!! but he has not ate in 3 days he wont drink are even tke a little food i started back giving him the breast o demand but he dont even want that ay more what should i do he has lost 3 pounds im scared to death i give spondge baths nd everything but the fever wont go under 101.4 any advice please i have not been sleep in 4 days im a new mom and i feel in my heart that should have kept him in the hospital but u no they send every 1 home n how they thik us 1st time moms are crazy  and not 4 get how the insure want to save money im giving all the meds but he not better  what should i do? please help me

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katle...
Dec. 16, 2007 at 8:23 PM I'm not sure why the hopsital would send you home.Especially if he has a fever that high. I would bring him back and insist that they help do something to bring his fever down. He is getting dehydrated with a fever that high.I know you are scared,but you have to take control. Take him back to the hopsital. He needs fluids.And if they want to admit him for testing, let them.He's your baby,you have to make good choices for him. Good luck Mommy!

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kerry20
Dec. 16, 2007 at 8:30 PM i agree, take him back to the hospital or did you call your pediatrician? explain how the er let him go and maybe they can do someting?

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snoop...
Dec. 16, 2007 at 8:42 PM When my kids are close to dehydration I start using a medicine dropper to give water every 5 -10 minutes sometimes the small amounts will stay in better and not upset their tummies as much, too much and it will come back up. Try feeding dry crackers, toast, etc. Call you ped also that is what you have them for. Feel free to message me if you want... I have been there many times!

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ehendrik
Dec. 17, 2007 at 8:14 AM

did you take him to your doctor?  he/she will give you antibiotics

 

you should give the baby motrin for the fever, it works better than tylenol

 

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