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Elijah'sMama 10-08-2012 06:35 PM

QUICK: lethargic and fever of 102.7 in a two-year-old, scary or normal?
 
my LO started getting sick this afternoon, now he is pale, but blotchy red spots on his face, lethargic (been sleeping on the couch for 1.5 hours), and has a fever of 102.7 (taken in the armpit). no recent shots or contact with sick kids. i sent DH to the store for dye-free tylenol but i havent dosed him with anything yet. does this sound like cause to call his ped or just normal kid sickness?

EuphoricDysphoria 10-08-2012 06:38 PM

Call ped

Jsweetheart1019 10-08-2012 06:39 PM

Re: QUICK: lethargic and fever of 102.7 in a two-year-old, scary or normal?
 
It might ease your mind to place a call to the doctor just to get there take on it.

Elijah'sMama 10-08-2012 06:40 PM

Re: QUICK: lethargic and fever of 102.7 in a two-year-old, scary or normal?
 
thank you

harmoni247 10-08-2012 06:41 PM

Re: QUICK: lethargic and fever of 102.7 in a two-year-old, scary or normal?
 
For my kids: not scary yet, but I would closely monitor....fevers serve a purpose in healing, so we don't medicate until they reach 103-104 (our doctor actually told us they can handle up to 105, but I don't feel comfortable waiting that long-I'd probably be going to the doctor at that point). And who doesn't get tired when they're sick? That said, calling your doctor wont harm anything and may ease your worry.

linzbear 10-08-2012 07:16 PM

Re: QUICK: lethargic and fever of 102.7 in a two-year-old, scary or normal?
 
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Originally Posted by harmoni247 (Post 15786724)
For my kids: not scary yet, but I would closely monitor....fevers serve a purpose in healing, so we don't medicate until they reach 103-104 (our doctor actually told us they can handle up to 105, but I don't feel comfortable waiting that long-I'd probably be going to the doctor at that point). And who doesn't get tired when they're sick? That said, calling your doctor wont harm anything and may ease your worry.

This.

I medicate at 103.5, or if the kid is obviously feeling terrible and needs pain meds. I call the ped at 105 (never happened), or if kid has had fever for more than 3 days (also never happened). This is on my pedi's advice. Brain damage doesn't occur until 107.6 degrees, so 102.7 isn't really that bad.

Ashleah143 10-08-2012 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by linzbear

This.

I medicate at 103.5, or if the kid is obviously feeling terrible and needs pain meds. I call the ped at 105 (never happened), or if kid has had fever for more than 3 days (also never happened). This is on my pedi's advice. Brain damage doesn't occur until 107.6 degrees, so 102.7 isn't really that bad.

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3Xblessed 10-08-2012 07:24 PM

Re: QUICK: lethargic and fever of 102.7 in a two-year-old, scary or normal?
 
I would go ahead and give fever meds (I give to anything over 101) and keep an eye on your little one. Fevers often spike at night. If it gets above 103 I do lukewarm wash clothes and alternate tylenol and motrin. No ped. unless other symptoms or the fever has lasted more than 3 days.

Babybird4 10-08-2012 07:30 PM

What's your definition of lethargic? If he is rouse able, then he's just tired from the fever which is normal. True lethargy is unarouseable if you were to try and wake him and if that's the case, yes I would call. Otherwise watch closely and treat over 102.

bama 10-08-2012 07:36 PM

Re: QUICK: lethargic and fever of 102.7 in a two-year-old, scary or normal?
 
Totally random, but my 2 1/2 year old had that exact same fever/symptoms today complete with red eyes. We went to the Ped had blood work and everything, and its just a cold/upper resp. issue. His comes right down with a little motrin.


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