To be clear, I am not asking for medical advice. I am asking "what would YOU do". That, to me is a HUGE difference. If I thought that something was seriously wrong with my child, I would NOT be online asking what other moms might do in this situation. I would have bypassed that completely and taken him to the doctor or ER. I'm not a complete idiot
I am not a "panicky" type. I'm not ready to rush him to the ER just yet. My instinct is that he's fine - sick, to be sure, but overall, he's allright. I am comfortable, at this point, to continue watching him and seeing how he progresses over the next few hours. If his condition worsens or he develops some new symptom that is indicative of a larger problem, rest assured I WILL seek appropriate care by a medical professional.
I just thought that I would see what other moms might do, thinking that I may find suggestions for alternatives to motrin to bring a fever down or homeopathic immune system boosters something like that. I certainly didn't think I'd be flamed for even asking or have it insinuated that BY asking in a forum instead of calling his pedi that I was neglecting my child.
FWIW, I have been given suggested treatment advice BY the pedi's office that turned out to be the wrong course of action as well, so in my experience, just because you have "RN" or "MD" behind your name doesn't make you infallible.
Maybe I should have been more clear in what I was looking for.