her fever went as high as 104.6 last night.
i gave in and we gave her tylenol twice.. i too think that it only prolongs things and lowers fever for a little bit instead of letting it break on its own.
so first thing this morning we went to the dr. our regular ped. is on leave, and we've never seen this dr. before. he looks at her and says her tonsils are inflamed. he's going to give her antibiotics and says not to let her drink milk or water - giver her coke or sprite.
i asked if this tonsilitis is a bacterial or a viral infection, (i'd rather not give her antibiotics in any case, but especially not if it it's a viral infection) he said there is no way to tell and that we'll know which one it is after we give her the antibiotics (it they work, it was a bacterial infection, if not viral) now i'm not sure if i'm crazy, but i just don't think it's such a good idea to give an 11 mnth old antibiotics if he's not even sure what kind of infection it is.
then i told him that she barely eats any food when she doesn't feel good, and all she's had in the last two days are bmilk and water. to which he say "nah, she won't be able to keep that down because of tonsilitis, you'll just irritate her stomach more, just give her sprite or coke"
mind you, she has not thrown up or shown any discomfort in these last two days. when the dr and the nurse checked her tonsils, she started gagging and ended up throwing up.. if they jammed a stick down my throat, i'd probaby throw up too!!!
so we left there.. i was so no happy!!
we went to our local health food store, and someone there suggested getting some colloidal silver. we got the spray and when dd wakes up i think i'll try it.
anybody has had experience with the colloidal silver spray? is carbonated crap really better than bmilk and water?? (we got some recharge - an electrolyte drink - and thinking about diluting that with water)
sorry so many questions...
and brett, i would love some more tips on reducing fever (she's better now, but i have a feeling it's going to get worse again at night)