My daughter started to run a fever Thursday that I know of She is 7 . The fever was 102 So I gave her some Tynonal. she went ot bed. Friday she was complaining of her throat so I checked it and she had these white patches on it. I I figured it was strep took her to the dr that same day. He did a strep test on her and said that they wouldnt get the results back til Monday (this was on a Friday) But he Said he was goign to treat her for strep. Gave her a strong Antibotic. Friday goes by still a fever sat the same. Her fever s are going as high as 103.6 this is even with the mortin and the tynonal. Sunday she comes to me saying her mouth hurt, So i take a look and her gums are swollen and bright red. They are inflammed. There is some white patches on her gums and on her lips and her tongue!! So know think this is not strep because if it was the antibotic would of kicked in by now this was the 3rd day of her on it. She wouldnt still have high fevers. Monday comes i call first thing in the morning and ask them for the strep results. She said it has came back Neg. I told the nurse about her gums and she said well lets see her today . I take her back Monday and the dr was like stop the antibotic and gave her this dental paste stuff for me to put on her gums and stuff twice a day for 5 days! He said it is prob just a virus that there are some virus that do this to the mouth. I am so concerned and freaked out over this. She has been running a fever for 6 days now. She cant eat she has lost 3 pounds. Her gums are over her back teeth thats how swollen they are. I am lost on what to do. It can not be good for her to run fevers this long can it.?? I just want ot knwo whats wrong with her. The dr said that if she isnt better in two days call him and they will run some blodd work which makes me think the worst. Can anyone shed some light on this or if theyhave heard of this let me know. I want her to be better!
post #1 of 15
8/5/03 at 4:48pm