Ds2 got this fever (up to 102.8) that lasted 2 nights and one day. Then he just seemed to cough a bit and is more or less over it. Ds1 picked it up (Monday night), and I expected the fever to last about the same, but here we are on the 5th night of the fever and it's still spiking to 102 something. During the day, it goes down to 100.6 (ear temp) and he seems to play, eat normally more or less....except for yesterday, when it actually went down to 99.8, and I thought he was over it, but he seemed the sickest...really not wanting to do much. I thought he was just tired after being sick 4 days, but now his fever is spiking again...and it seems to really go up and down all the time. Measured at 11pm last night and it was 101, then down to 100 and just now (4:30am) 102.3. I don't remember him ever having a fever that did that. I read somewhere that this is an indication more of a viral than a bacterial infection when the temp goes up and down like that...but I don't know what to make of his being sick.
Of course I will take him to the dr. first thing in the morning, but I just can't sleep now, getting worried about what this could be. We all got sore throats with this (neg for strep) and ds1 got swollen glands too. Do virally caused fevers last this long? And how could it be that his brother got over it so quickly? Ds1 is 5.5, his brother is almost 3.