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Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 5666 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" I know what a fever's purpose is, do not speak to me as if I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking ... [snip!] ... 12 weeks with fever above 100.4
Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" If you want to take your under 3 month old with a borderline fever to the ER where there are genuinely ... [snip!] ... a fever that young? Because I do. Lots of it. I wouldn't go insulting a doctor because you got a few links from Dr. Google. "


Actually I do, and now I'll chose to ignore the person that believes OP's 7 week old shouldn't have anything done until the fever reaches 104.. If the kid was 2-3-4 then sure, but not at 7 weeks old :roll:

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting TnT+1:" Thank you, thats a huge help!"


you're welcome.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" Actually I do, and now I'll chose to ignore the person that believes OP's 7 week old shouldn't have ... [snip!] ... old shouldn't have anything done until the fever reaches 104.. If the kid was 2-3-4 then sure, but not at 7 weeks old :roll:"


Isn't 105 brain damaging in ADULTS?

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 5666 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" Actually I do, and now I'll chose to ignore the person that believes OP's 7 week old shouldn't have ... [snip!] ... old shouldn't have anything done until the fever reaches 104.. If the kid was 2-3-4 then sure, but not at 7 weeks old :roll:"


I said 102 .... if you're going to respond to what i wrote, you should at least read it.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting TnT+1:" Isn't 105 brain damaging in ADULTS?"


107.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
10th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" Until they're 6 weeks old, a fever can mean something scary like spinal meningitis. It normally requires ... [snip!] ... gotten sick well before the 3 month mark. It didn't require running off to the dr's every time they had a borderline fever. "</blockquote>




I was a little thrown by that. My kids were never taken in unless their fever was 101. That was my mark. Mine also never got sick before about the 6 month mark though. I have spring twins and a summer baby. I also never rushed them in unless it was obvious they weren't feeling good. A fever is one thing. I looked for a secondary sign. Tugging on the ears, extreme fussiness ext....

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" Until they're 6 weeks old, a fever can mean ... [snip!] ... they weren't feeling good. A fever is one thing. I looked for a secondary sign. Tugging on the ears, extreme fussiness ext...."


She's been screaming for the past three hours and has only ate 2 oz since her last feeding at like 7:30, its almost 1.



ANd also, would it be okay to let her sleep in her diaper with a light blanket since she's so hot?

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
11th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TnT+1:</b>" She's been screaming for the past three hours and has only ate 2 oz since her last feeding at like 7:30, ... [snip!] ... at like 7:30, its almost 1. ANd also, would it be okay to let her sleep in her diaper with a light blanket since she's so hot?"</blockquote>




I would take her in. When my kids scream like that, they have ear infections. That is just me though.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 14981 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" Until they're 6 weeks old, a fever can mean something scary like spinal meningitis. It normally requires ... [snip!] ... gotten sick well before the 3 month mark. It didn't require running off to the dr's every time they had a borderline fever. "

I also have 3 kids. Per my Pedi, 3 of them actually, since we've lived in different areas each time, they made it clear that if the temp hits 100.4 and they're under 3 months old, it's an emergency situation. It's not old advice, either. DD turned 1 yesterday and that was the instructions given when she was 8 weeks old, because she wasn't feeling well.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" I also have 3 kids. Per my Pedi, 3 of them actually, since we've lived in different areas each time, ... [snip!] ... either. DD turned 1 yesterday and that was the instructions given when she was 8 weeks old, because she wasn't feeling well."


same info the hospital gave me when I was discharged and same as her pedi gave me at her first visit.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
11th Feb '13

Looks like my "random baby site google info" was correct. :lol: