On Monday my child 5.5 years old got sick, she getting gradually higher fever until was running high fever in the area of 103 one night, and then she got better, temp dow to 99.5 perky after 3 days only to wake up today on the fourth day with 101.5 again,
she also got her cough worse, she had some cough all the time but now it sort of got worse, it is not causing her any trouble breathing, it sounds deep and kind of wet inside but she is not coughing out anything.
She is tired and does not have any apteite - she drinks a lot of water and juices she even ate few organic oatmeal cookies today that she asked for and few pieces of fruit, otherwise she took two naps today and she played a bit.
She is far from being her self when she was usually sick even with high fever.
My question is .. does it sound like a secondary infection? can this be pneumonia?
the current temperature is 99 or so, as she is napping..
I really am worrying, is this a flue taking course this way since it is been only5 th day of the flu? or is it
possible that this is pneumonia going on?
Any thoughts would be helpful. Btw.. I let her temps to run without meds as I was hoping that this will take care of the source of infecton but now I am just worrying, if the temp wil go up at night would it mean that there
is a pneumonia going on?
Okay, after all haotic writing I think I boilded down my thoughts to this one:
how one can tell the difference between developoing cough during a flue from acutal pneumonia?
if the temperature would stay realtively low but the cough would be strong would you worry or
would you worry only if the cough woudl be bad and the temp would go higher or go up and down.
what medicines do you yourself consider safe if you had to use to take temp down in 5.5 years old?
ADDED: btw.. she is nursing like carazy, and I am so happy to oblige, I have a feeling that each nap and each long
nursing session gets her bit better and bring her fever down, not that I want to do take fever too fast but
I hope that the milk possibly has some help infighting the infection source so maybe it helps?
She has long and effective nursing session which I am happy that we keept it going because it was decining receantly so this is source of joy and comfort but I don't want to get too comfy if I should do something if it is necessary, I really have zero experience with pneumonia and not that much with flu either as she either had them mild or none as it never was an issue here.
One great thing is that although she is not eating much due to fever I can at least know that she is getting her breast milk and all that it gives as it is nurishing her in that way untill she will get back her full apetite.
thought I would add that.