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Old 05-22-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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I am just really worried about my guy.. A couple weeks ago he broke out in these hives for a day or two, no biggie, the went away.. then they came back 3 days later, with fevers running in the upper 102's... That lasted a day or two and went away.. not even a week after that he started getting this upper repiratory infection and began with fevers again this past Saturday.. I took him to the dr Monday and he put him on antibiotics.. he has been fever since Tuesday evening. This morning he wakes up with 102.7 fever so I give him some tylenol and put a call into the nurse.. she says it must be a virus and that's why the antibiotics aren't working and to just rotate the tylenol with the motrin.. Ok two hours later when we got back from taking the cats to the vet, he is BURNING UP with a 104.7 temp!! I took him to the dr and he prescribes him another antibiotic.. his fever got down to 100.8 before we left there.. we get home and he's back freaking up to 104! So back in the tub he goes with more fever reducer.. 30 minutes later it's gone up to 104.5! WTH! FINALLY it's coming back down and it's at 101.4 right now.
He's been running too many fevers lately and I'm just getting concerned.. his nose is plugged up, yet running and has a nasty cough.. Any comments? Maybe I should push for blood work or something???
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It's back up to 102.9 already... I'm really upset and feel like something is really wrong! This just isn't normal here! Please if anyone has had anything similar happen please talk to me about it. I made the mistake of googling and now I'm freaking out out meningitis and leukemia! We just found out this morning our cats have leukemia, is this contagious to humans I wonder?! Apparently it's contagious in cats.. he never plays with the cats anyways, the are outdoor cats..
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with a fever that high I would be taking him in.... do you have a walk in clinic?
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We just found out this morning our cats have leukemia, is this contagious to humans I wonder?! Apparently it's contagious in cats.. he never plays with the cats anyways, the are outdoor cats..
One of our outdoor cats got leukemia last year and I asked the vet if humans could get it and he said no, but other cats could.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:12 AM   #5
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I would take him to the ER and get a cbc done ASAP!!

Ds1 had something very similiary when he was 11 mos old. He got a fever but seemed ok, the next morning he was lethargic, glassy eyed, fast resps. The dr ordered a blood test and chest xray, thinking pneumonia. Xray was normal but his white count was critically high (30,000) meaning he had a severe infection somewhere in his body. They sent us to the ER for a spinal tap to rule out meningitis, gave him tylenol first since his temp was 104. Well by the time the ER saw him his temp was down and he was jumping around just fine. They repeated the cbc, wbc came back at 29000 so they said he was getting better, didn't do the spinal but sent him home with a shot in the butt and rx. No other bloodwork. Well, 4 days later his temps have been going up but then coming down with meds but suddenly he is very lethargic, won't wake up, won't eat or drink or even nurse. I took him to a different ER, even though my family said to give the meds time to work. His temp was over 105 and it took an hour to draw blood and start the IV because he was extremely dehydrated from the fever. He had to stay in the hospital for 5 days on IV antibiotics and fluids. Because they had not done any bloodwork prior to starting the first antibiotics the hospital had no idea what they were treating. The ER dr was P*SSED, I had the original lab results and he said if he had seen them he would have had ds immediately air lifted to the children's hospital because there are just soo many things it could have been and some of them are quickly fatal. They said if I would have waited until even just the next morning to bring him in that he probably would have slipped into septic shock and they might not have been able to save him. Thank God he pulled through and was ok. The final dx was bacteremia, or a bacterial infection of the blood. Very vague and frustrating since we don't know what caused it, how it affected his brain, etc He was around all my little cousins and niece but was the ONLY child in the family to get sick, so who knows.

I don't mean to scare you or anything. It was a horrible ordeal for ds to go through and me to go through as his mother. I really wish I would have pushed more for a spinal tap or even just a blood culture but back then I didn't know about those things. Thankfully I was still bf'ing, they said even just the few drops he got from comfort nursing kept him alive. Oh and during that whole wk and a half before he was finally admitted he would go from looking like he was on death's door, fever 104 or higher, to running around laughing and playing. It was hard to get ppl to understand that there was for real something wrong because they would spend 10 mins with him and say he looked just fine, but then they didn't see him an hour later burning up, eyes glazed over, breathing 75x/min, veins pulsing in his temples. Ppl called me a hypochondriac with my kids during the first yr, but after my child nearly dying from "just a fever" you can bet I took them in after the second day!
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My 3 year old has been running a fever of 102.8 for 2 days. Took him to doctor today, said was bronchitus. Put on antibiotics. The motrin keeps it maintained somewhat. for ..him though. sorry about the typos, I'm wrestling the keyboard away from baby!
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Re: I am just really worried! Fevers up to 104.7!

I just took him to the dr a few hours ago... all he did was prescribe another antibiotic on top of the one he's on..he's been taking the zithromax, and now he wants him on amoxicillin too.. he only has one more dose of zithro tomorrow. The nurse said when I called he would probably want to to blood work.. but he never ordered any.. In fact, he didn't do anything but look in his ears. One of his tubes are gone btw and he just got his tubes in Feb. This is a new dr for us..
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Andrew started having fevers on May 9th... So May 9th and 10th he was running fevers.. they let up and then came back May 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and they let up by the evening of the 20th.. He's been fever free 2 days and now today BAM they are back.. wth? I'm so confused!
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:16 PM   #10
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Re: I am just really worried! Fevers up to 104.7!

a student I work with got really sick when one of her tubes came out of her ears.. fever, lots of snot and felt really crummy....

My daughter got a fever of 104.8 with a UTI that they think turned into a kidney infection....

Sorry I don't know what else to say....
hope your babe feels better soon.
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