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Old 10-09-2012, 08:36 AM   #16
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Re: QUICK: lethargic and fever of 102.7 in a two-year-old, scary or normal?

Originally Posted by harmoni247 View Post
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.
Originally Posted by linzbear View Post

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.
Originally Posted by Babybird4 View Post
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.
agree with all of the above
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