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April 12th, 2011, 10:25 AM
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DD never ever gets sick and had her first cold a few weeks ago. Anywho, the last few days she just has not been herself and today she woke up with a temperature. (though pretty sure she had it last night) It was 101.4 when she woke, not too worried, but after a very long and early nap, it was 104, so i tried to give her tylenol and she spit it out and refused it. I did get her some motrin, though i know tyl is what works best. She won't eat any more ice pops, won't get in the bath, etc. What point do you normally treat a fever? i felt ok until it hit 104! I have to go to work with her (she has a sitter) it is not an option to stay home and we have no family, but DH will pick her up as soon as she can. I will try to bathe her tonight. She won't even drink juice (where i can hide some extra vit D usually!)
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April 12th, 2011, 02:21 PM
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Motrin actually works better on my kids than tylenol....Treat a fever when you are no longer comfy letting it go. That is how I do it. I'm ok for a long time and when I eventually feel like it needs to be treated...I give them either motrin or tylenol...HUGs....You are doing all the right things...HUGs
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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April 13th, 2011, 06:35 AM
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Thanks. She was burning up around 5am this morning, felt hotter than she did at 104 yesterday, so we gave her tyl. have not taken her temp yet. She has slightly labored breathing, but just watching for now and if the temp goes back up that high, will try some motrin next not used to having a sick kid!!!!
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April 14th, 2011, 06:19 AM
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This takes me back to when DS had Roseola and he went to 105+ (I didn't even know you could GO over 105!)

What a terrible first illness that was for us! I don't medicate fevers no matter how high they are unless they're causing my kid to stop drinking water, or are completely out of it. The only fever I've treated is the 105 when it went to 105 but I think it would depend on the situation more so than the actual temperature. I do my best not to bring a fever down since it does raise the body's temperature to make it less hospitable for whatever virus they're trying to work out.
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April 14th, 2011, 08:47 AM
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We saw the dr today and she said to treat when it gets to the 103/4 range. We are still dealing with the fever and the motrin seems to work, but once it wears off, it spikes to 104+ again Hopefully it will run it's course sooner than later. The roseola was bad, but this is lasting longer, so no longer think it would be that.
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April 14th, 2011, 10:23 AM
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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April 14th, 2011, 01:35 PM
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We treat when Danny is lethargic. As long as he is active and functional we leave it. When he stops interacting I treat it with Motrin. Motrin usually works best for high fevers. High is defined as my ped as over 102 but I don't go by that. They did say that tylenol doesn't work as well for temps over 102 though... I would keep a close eye on her breathing. If she sucks in around her ribs when she inhales or sucks in under her ribs right in the middle she needs to go in.
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April 14th, 2011, 02:48 PM
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thanks! I was thinking anything over 103 was high. My dr agreed. Her breathing seemed ok, her nose was stuffy, so it seemed a little labored, but the dr and the nurse listened and said it was fine. She was super lethargic until today, but as that temp started creeping, she got more so, and at the dr we redosed with motrin.
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