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16mo with flu symptoms for 5 days

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My 16mo has had a high fever (almost 103), dry cough, lethargy, irritability and has been refusing food/drink (he nurses like a champ still) - this is the fifth day.  His grandma has the flu (I'm pretty sure he got it from her) and she's been knocked out for a week, so this seems like a particular bad one.  Everywhere I read says if the fever continues past 3 or 4 days to call the pediatrician.  Since we're on the fifth day of this, should I go ahead and go to the doctor?  Anyone else had a younger toddler with a long flu illness or similar? 

 

I'm not so worried about dehydration because of all the nursing, but he's sleeping all the time but waking up every 15 minutes or so and crying.  He plays for a bit, but then gets too tired and wants to cuddle again.  Ahhhhhh...so worried :(

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Why don't you just call the doctor's office and see what they think?

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Turns out he was sick all week.  We did finally call the ped last Friday and she diagnosed him with a virus and a bit of an ear infection and sent us back home to sleep more :)  He's all better now except for a snotty nose.  I hate when they're sick!

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