My 18 month old fell earlier today, down two steps outside. She bumped her head a little, and she broke some skin, and busted her lip. Other than that, seemed fine.
I took her temp around 5 or 6, and it's 9:16 now. She was on FIRE, and had a 100.4 fever. Gave her some advil, an hour later her temp was the same. I don't know if the meds hadn't kicked in yet....
About 30 mins ago, I took her temp again, like twenty time with the Vicksburg behind the ear 1second touch thermometer. I got readings from 100.7 to 103.4 and I looked up online how to properly place the thermometer. With that information, I tried again and still got a 102 and 103.4
Called a pediatrician and she said to alternate advil and Tylenol every three hours, try a cool bath, and bring her in tomorrow. Would you wait or go to the ER? I'm just worried because the fever happened after a FALL, and I guess the pedi didn't hear that part....
Quoting The Biscuit Farmer.:" My 18 month old fell earlier today, down two steps outside. She bumped her head a little, and she broke ... [snip!] ... wait or go to the ER? I'm just worried because the fever happened after a FALL, and I guess the pedi didn't hear that part...."
I would take her to the ER. Are her eyes dilated? How soon after she fell did the fever come on? Did she get a goose egg or nothing?
I would take her in to be safe, but the fall could honestly have nothing to do with it and just when a virus or infection signaled the body to start attacking. Yet again though I WOULD TAKE HER IN.
If I'm not mistaken, I took her temp the first time within an hour of the fall, moreso within 30 minutes. And I understand that the fall could be unrelated, but it's just really coincidental, ya know? And she hasn't been sick at all for weeks now. I don't even think shes teething, but if she were, could she have a fever that high?