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fever Mi'chell Petrie 34 kids; Deep River, Iowa 958 posts
7th Jan '13

I took DD to the doctor today because of a nasty cough and 102.3 fever she'd been running all night even with Tylenol. They gave her an antibiotic that I'm suppose to give her. She did alright for a couple hours, laid down for a nap and not even ten minutes later she woke up screaming with a temp of 104.8. I took it again it was 103.7.
Her temp keeps jumping so rapidly I'm worried.
Er worthy? I'd have to call my husband out of work because the car seat is in the car with him..
She'll be two in March by the way..

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mi'chell Petrie:</b>" I took DD to the doctor today because of a nasty cough and 102.3 fever she'd been running all night even ... [snip!] ... I'd have to call my husband out of work because the car seat is in the car with him.. She'll be two in March by the way.."</blockquote>




Yes bring her in now. 104 is way to high.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10389 posts
7th Jan '13

ehh... I would call her doctor before spending all evening in the ER.

Mi'chell Petrie 34 kids; Deep River, Iowa 958 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" ehh... I would call her doctor before spending all evening in the ER."</blockquote>




No way to reach her Dr after hours. Er would be the only option. B
I got some cool rags for her atm.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10389 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Mi'chell Petrie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" ehh... I would call her doctor before spending ... [snip!] ... ER."</blockquote> No way to reach her Dr after hours. Er would be the only option. B I got some cool rags for her atm."



You should be able to page her doctor through a physicain exchange at the hosptial. It may be another doctor that's "on-call", but you should be able to page SOMEONE.

A fever is actually a good sign - her body is responding appropriately to whatever infection she's fighting. Unless she seems lethargic and won't drink fluids, I would avoid the ER.