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do any of your preemie toddlers run stupid high fevers when they are sick? Natalie just started day care a week ago and thursday I had to pick her up early becasue she had a fever od 100.7 . in the middle of the night her fever jumped up to 103. friday I kept her home becasue her fever was 103-104. sat morning we ende up at the er becasue her 104 fever would not go down. the ONLY thing they could find was that she was just STARTING to get an ear infection - like her ear was red but no drainage. she has tubes. so we would have def seen drainage. sunday she still ran a temp of 104. her fever is just starting to go donw today. it is crazy how she gets the tiniest illness and will run a very high fever for days.
Jim had a fever like that in January (he was 3 at the time). After freaking out because high fever is a danger sign for him because of his asplenia, it turned out it was just a bad viral infection. Because of his asplenia, they did a bunch of blood and nasal swab cultures, which is how we learned it was viral and exactly which virus it was (I can't remember which one it was, but it's a pretty common one). Otherwise he probably would have just had to ride it out. It took like five days for the fever to go away and the poor kid was miserable the whole time.
Our doc did say that a fever doesn't become dangerous in a kid his age unless it is 106 but that he gets nervous and sends kids to the ER when it hits 105. Otherwise he just wants to see the kid during normal office hours.