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Old 12-20-2006, 01:52 PM   #11
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We usually wait three days, unless I suspect an ear infection or strep. Dd had a fever last night and is grumpy but not feverish today. If she has a fever again tonight and the next night then I will bring her in on Fri.

Well, I went ahead and took her in today...... She tested positive for strep and she has an ear infection... I was really surprised, since she hadn't complained of any pain.... But, I am glad I took her so we know what's up....

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Old 12-20-2006, 01:54 PM   #12
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I'm going through this SAME thing.

One kid has a double ear infection, the other pneumonia, and the other green nasty boogers, horrid cough and high temp but they won't treat him.

Supposedly, the bug of the hour sustains high temps for 3-4 days. Treat the symptoms, alternate Motrin and Tylenol to keep the fever down, push fluids and humidify is what I was told.
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:56 PM   #13
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Oh I hope she gets better soon.

My kids temps are all over 103. The Tylenol and Motrin only get it down to low 100s, so I figure the beneficial "slow burn" is still going on but it isn't causing them to become dehydrated.
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Oh I hope she gets better soon.

My kids temps are all over 103. The Tylenol and Motrin only get it down to low 100s, so I figure the beneficial "slow burn" is still going on but it isn't causing them to become dehydrated.
LOL! That is exactly what we did! I didn't mind that her fever stayed over 100, actually I was glad it stayed up some to do it's work..... I just didn't want it as high as 103!!!
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:00 PM   #15
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Sounds like my house! Tommy has been running a fever since Tuesday, to the point where he's sweating! He's also been vomiting, sort of...there's really nothing in his belly, so it's mostly dry heaves and wretching...it's pitiful, really.
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