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August 8th, 2004, 05:32 PM
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Could anyone give me some advice as to help a sick baby. Jess is just not feeling good. He has a temp and cannot keep anything down. He feels like cr@p and just cannot get comfortable. I have tried lukewarm baths b/c he is soo hot to the touch and then he just shivers after. I then warm him back up and he is just hot again. He cannot sleep b/c he doesnt feel well and pushes me away when I get near him. Any ideas I am running out. P.S gave some tylenol doesnt seem to be working.
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August 8th, 2004, 05:34 PM
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How old is he again?
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August 8th, 2004, 05:54 PM
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Use tylenol and motrin to beat the fever(1st dose-tylenol, 2nd dose-motrin etc.), and give him pedialite insted of food. Kool-aid would work too!! HTH!!
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August 8th, 2004, 06:08 PM
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August 8th, 2004, 06:13 PM
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He is 12 soon 2 b 13 mos and is keeping the water down.
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August 8th, 2004, 06:30 PM
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If the lukewarm baths are making him shiver, warm them up a bit... shivering is counterproductive-- you don't want his body to work to make him any warmer than he already is.

Dress him in as little as you can-- just a diaper if he'll let you.

When he can handle more than water, try some ice chips, or chips of frozen juice (apple mixed with water is pretty mild.) You'll cool him off, boost his electrolytes and hydrate him at the same time. Ice pops do the same thing.

His fever will spike at night- for some reason they always do. How high is his temp? In the uncomfortable range or the scary (104ish) range?

Good luck-- I hate when the kids are sick!!
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the highest it has been is 103 so I am trying my best to get it down
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August 8th, 2004, 08:30 PM
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Call the pediatrician.
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August 9th, 2004, 07:59 AM
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How is he doing today?? Any better??
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August 9th, 2004, 08:01 AM
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Originally posted by kikimama@Aug 8 2004, 06:54 PM
Use tylenol and motrin to beat the fever(1st dose-tylenol, 2nd dose-motrin etc.), and give him pedialite insted of food. Kool-aid would work too!! HTH!!
As long as you mentioned that: I've heard it before. Do you keep the time span between doses normal-- 8 hrs for MOtrin and 4 for tylenol?
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Poor little guy!!! I hope Jess is feeling better today!!!!
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August 9th, 2004, 10:32 AM
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I called the doc last night and the one on call told me to take him in since he wasnt keeping anything down. Turns out he has an ear infection and tonsilits. They had to give him 2 shots a suppository and motrin. He was not happy with me. His fever is down today but he is still pretty cranky. And he is keeping food down. I dont think I have ever seen this kid drink a full cup of milk in one shot before!!! Thanks for the advice and the doc did tell me to flip flop from tylenol and motrin to get the fever down. It finally went down about 8am this morning so we had a long night lol. Thanks again everyone!!
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August 9th, 2004, 11:16 AM
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Use tylenol and motrin to beat the fever(1st dose-tylenol, 2nd dose-motrin etc.), and give him pedialite insted of food. Kool-aid would work too!! HTH!!
As long as you mentioned that: I've heard it before. Do you keep the time span between doses normal-- 8 hrs for MOtrin and 4 for tylenol? [/b]
I find motrin only lasts about 4-5 hours like tylenol. So I have repeated it or switched to tylenol after about 4-5 hours when the temp rises again. Motrin takes like an hour to kick in though, so that is a drag, but it's also an anti-inflamitory, so it can help with EIs or other inflamed issues with a flu.
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I'd definately call the doc. Get their advice what to do. Tell them how long your baby has been sick. They might want to see them.
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