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February 2nd, 2012, 08:13 PM
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I forgot to post about this...

On Monday my sister called me at work to tell me that Flynn was fussy and had a temp of 99.3 with the ear therm. I knew this meant his fever had to be over 100 so I called his doctor while I packed up to head home. The office told me to check it again and if it was over 100.4 when checked with a rectal therm to take him straight to Children's. Of course when I got home it was 100.5 close but I figure they would just check him over and tell me how much Tylenol he was allowed so we headed to the ER.

Holy freaking wow do they go ALL OUT for an infant with a fever. We got there and they were busy but we were taken right back. They checked his temp 100.8 and his weight 10lbs 8oz and put us in a room. They did two chest xrays, took blood (had to use both hands because they blew the first one), they cath'd him to get some urine and did a SPINAL TAP! She said they do a full work up with infants. FIVE HOURS LATER They ended up giving him some Tylenol when his fever hit 102 and all of his initial testing came back good so we were allowed to go home.

I didn't realize how serious they would take a fever even at the ER but this is what they do for an under 3 month old.

He hasn't had a fever since but he does have a sniffle and some other sinus stuff. Poor kid. I say again it is no wonder we don't remember stuff from that young!
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February 2nd, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Wow. Poor guy. Im so glad he is ok but wow thats a lot to go through and how scary for you. I hopw he feels better.
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February 2nd, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Poor baby! It's scary when they are that small. I hope things are getting better!
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February 2nd, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Oh Im so sorry. My son went through all of that at 2 weeks old. The spinal tap was the worst. Im so sorry for your little guy. It turned out that my son had gotten the flu. But its better to be safe than sorry. I hope the fever doesnt come back.
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February 2nd, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Oh my!!! How horrible for you and him! I am so grateful all is well but how scary! Guess it is good they are that attentive but geez.
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February 2nd, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Wow poor baby!
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February 3rd, 2012, 02:28 AM
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I think they do all that to rule out late onset sepsis from gbs. So glad he's ok!!!
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February 3rd, 2012, 10:23 AM
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I'm sorry that you guys had to go through that. Fevers (even in older infants) are serious business. After Ari's 12 month vaccinations he spiked a fever and ended up in the ER after a 7 minute long febrile seizure. Now I'm super paranoid and take the boys temps a few times a week.

Hope Flynn continues to feel better.
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February 3rd, 2012, 02:15 PM
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He is still doing well...thank goodness.

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I think they do all that to rule out late onset sepsis from gbs. So glad he's ok!!!
That was one thing they said they were checking on.

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I'm sorry that you guys had to go through that. Fevers (even in older infants) are serious business. After Ari's 12 month vaccinations he spiked a fever and ended up in the ER after a 7 minute long febrile seizure. Now I'm super paranoid and take the boys temps a few times a week.

Hope Flynn continues to feel better.
Wow! That would have been really scary.
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February 5th, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Poor baby! I hate that he had to go through all that, but I'm glad that they did examine him so throughly. Thank goodness everything checked out okay and he is well now.
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