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Fever for 6 days K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
26th Nov '09

My Son has had a fever since last Saturday. Ranging from 101-103.7. We alternate tylenol and motrin every 4-6 hours and he's drinking fluids consistently. He went to his Pediatrician on Monday and he has an ear infection which he was prescribed Amoxicillin for it.
I'm starting to really get worried that this fever isn't breaking. I called the Children's ER here yesterday and spoke to a nurse where she told me to up the dosage of tylenol and motrin. His fever was GONE this morning, but he laid down for an afternoon nap and it was back.
Could the Amoxicillin not be strong enough? This just seems like a really long time to have a fever, unless he has something else along with the ear infection (he's already had swine flu and the fever wasn't nearly as long)..
Any advice would be great!
but if you're just going to freak out about it, don't bother (no offense)
TIA.

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
26th Nov '09
Quoting Kelly[♥ Ethan]:
......................... 1 child; 22542 posts
26th Nov '09

Bahahahahahaha! LMAO @ If your going to freak out dont respond. :lol:

How many more days does he have on the Amox?

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
26th Nov '09

I dont know for sure if this applies for kids (tho i am pretty sure it might), but sometimes if your antibiotic isnt working they need to give you a steroid shot to help it along. id probably take him to the er just in case or in the very least back to the dr in the morning.

hope he gets better soon!

TheAirForceEXWife 2 kids; Texas 30826 posts
26th Nov '09

I would say that the amox. isn't cutting it. I would call back and talk to your pedi.

K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
26th Nov '09
Quoting 333 (the devil):
Jan~mom of 3 hoping for 4 TTC since Jul 2009; 18 kids; Taylor, Michigan 13259 posts
26th Nov '09

I would get his ears rechecked or his throat or anything, maybe he has strep? Keep up with the fluids so he doesnt get dehydrated of course, but i would make an appointment with his pedi in the AM.

K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
26th Nov '09
Quoting TheGrinch
wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
26th Nov '09
Quoting Kelly[♥ Ethan]:
TheAirForceEXWife 2 kids; Texas 30826 posts
26th Nov '09
Quoting Kelly[♥ Ethan]:
K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
26th Nov '09
Quoting 333 (the devil):
wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
26th Nov '09
Quoting Kelly[♥ Ethan]:
K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
26th Nov '09
Quoting TheAirForceWife {MWEC}:
......................... Santa Fe, New Mexico 46828 posts
26th Nov '09

I would take him back and see if there is something else going on. Maybe he does have something more than an ear infection.



I know I had an ear infection last week related to me having tonsilitis. I don't know if this helps any.

TheAirForceEXWife 2 kids; Texas 30826 posts
26th Nov '09
Quoting Kelly[♥ Ethan]: