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Old 10-07-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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My twins received the HIB and Pneumococcal vaccine. Riley has had a low grade fever since yesterday afternoon. He got the vaccines yesterday around noon. I have given him tylenol and this afternoon being the last dose around 2:30pm. I know that his leg hurts where they gave the shots. He favors it and gets really upset if I bump it. Tonight, I was gone for 2 hours, came home and he got up a few minutes after I got home and when I picked him up, he was pretty hot. I took his temp, underarm, and it was 101.9 so I added a degree so it would be 102.9. When should I be concerned? I did give him some infant motrin about 20 mins ago and nursed him. He does have a cold with a yucky cough. No ear infection or congestion as of yesterday at the well baby visit.

I am not quite freaking out, but yet, freaking out yet the same. I hate when my babies hurt. I am scared it is something more. I know if the fever continues, I will be calling the ped tomorrow and get him in.

Is this just a big reaction to the vax? Do you think its something more?

Oh, he is eating well. Still likes to eat! Nurses fine and took his evening bottle w/o a problem. He will still laugh and play but you can tell he isn't feeling good.

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Re: vaccine and reaction question

DS had a fever with his shots when he was little. I called the nurse and she said fever could last a couple days. I would call and double check in the am if he STILL has a fever, just to ask and reassure yourself! I hope DS feels better soon! I hate it when they are sick too!
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I just read the info on the sheets that our ped gave us about the 2 vaccines and said that a fever over 101 is normal and will start the day of the vaccine and can last 2-3 days. Good to know but still scary. I hope his fever breaks tomorrow and doesn't have any other reactions.
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Yeah, I think our sheet for the pneumococcal said that most (don't remember percentage) babies get a fever below 102 and 25% get a fever between 102 and 103.
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Just put some cool cloths in his head to cool him down and keep an eye on the fever and give motrin or tylenol.... hope he's ok! I'm sure it's nothing and if he already had a bit of a cold then it could just be compounded.
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Yes, thats one reason its not recommended to vax a child who is sick.
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you can read the package inserts over here if that helps any.
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Yes, thats one reason its not recommended to vax a child who is sick.
Well, I did mention he had a small cold with a yucky cough in the morning. She did check ears and chest congestion and found no congestion or ear infection. That was good news to me. That just said he had a minor cold and would get over it. I didn't even think of his cold and then getting vaxs that day. I would have said no.
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