This morning after playing outside for a while dd came down with a slight fever. She felt sleepy (I guess because of this) and she took a nap for 2 hrs...that's normal. Now when I checked again her fever had gone up to 101.2 F. She is 15mo and has never been sick until now. She has 8 front teeth and still nurses. She refused to eat lunch but she ate some crackers and blueberries, that's all. She is cranky and a little less active but nursing a lot.
Since she has never been sick I don't know how to go about this. Is there something I should do... I know that fevers are actually good for you so I haven't given her anything to bring it down. But now that it has gone up 101.2F (with the ear thermometer) should I make a move?
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I got really scared when she suddenly dosed off on me. I thaught it was probably a seizure but I think she was just very sleepy. I ran to the bathroom because she was feeling heavy and I wet her head w/water and she seemed to focus better. ( I think I just woke her out of her sleepiness). Then I found a pink spot under her arm....WHAT IS THAT? It has a little red dot in the middle.
I really need your help, please. I don't know if I am just paranoid! She is now on her second nap (that's not normal). But her fever goes up and down and up and down...
Should I dose myself with some more vitc, should I make myself and echinacea tea and take some flaxseed oil softgels. Should I give her anything?
She is 15mo and she was playing outside on the cement... but we have a great dane that runs all over the place.
Hope your baby feels better soon!
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Dd's temperature went down to 99.6-100F for the past few hours. She had a nice long nap and woke up feeling better. She has been playful but also a little cranky.
Now I am a little less paranoid. I know you all told me to call the doctor but when you all suggested that her ped's office was already closed. I don't want to take her to the ER cause they will probably try to give her a dose of something that will bring the temperature down & it's not that high anymore anyway.
I took some extra vitamin c and have been nursing her as often as she wants and she seems much more content. She even felt good enough to take a little walk outside when dh got home (it's in the 80's down here so a little fresh air wouldn't hurt).
Do you really think it might be chicken pox??? Where can I find more information on that? I'm calling the doctor first thing in the morning.
Thank you all for your concern.