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Old 11-29-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
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When Do We Worry About Fevers??

Sophie is sick. She spent all day on the sofa,only got up to potty and most of the time didn't even talk to me. All day we did the Motrin/Tylenol dance and a bath. I finally got her to drink something when I put it in a baby bottle. I took her temp under her arm tonight and it's 104. She says her legs hurt(but no rash thank goodness). Could this just be the flu? Is it time to worry yet?
Last time Sophie got a fever we spent a week in the hospital because she was spiking fevers up to 108
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oh wow! 104 UNDER the arm? That is high IMO mamma. And 108!! WOW that is so scary! I would definetly be going to the ER. My ds was just in the ER for 104 temps.
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I would call your pedi or Dr if you can, if not head to the ER. My DH use to spike fevers up to 106.7 but 108?! Now that's scary.
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104 is high underarm. I'd go to the ER or Urgent Care or something.
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At 103 on top of Motrin and Tylenol, we go to the ER
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...and just like that the fever is gone and she's upstairs talking to the TV,which is totally normal for her
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Sophie is sick. She spent all day on the sofa,only got up to potty and most of the time didn't even talk to me. All day we did the Motrin/Tylenol dance and a bath. I finally got her to drink something when I put it in a baby bottle. I took her temp under her arm tonight and it's 104. She says her legs hurt(but no rash thank goodness). Could this just be the flu? Is it time to worry yet?
Last time Sophie got a fever we spent a week in the hospital because she was spiking fevers up to 108
It really depends on the child... and the age, how old is she?
My 10mth old has had a fever of underarm- 104 the last few days... its normal for us.

You can use Tylenol AND Motrin at the same time for high fevers.... talk to your doctor for directions on how to do this for your child though.
That what we are doing right now.
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:29 PM   #8
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high fevers can cause seizure so be very careful!
ifyour ped has an on call number i'd do that, make sure she's takingin lots of fluids, also the temp # you get by armpit needs to have a * added to make it accurate, so if her armput is showing 104 her body temp is actually 105*, im scared she gets such high fevers, what do the dr's say about that?
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