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#1 of 11 Old 01-29-2008, 06:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My sweet DD has a fever around 101-102 that is coming and going since about 9pm last night. I didn't realize until 2:30 this morning and I began to monitor it. She is sleeping a lot, and comfort nursing (I am preggo, and have no more milk).
I am offering her water, but she hasn't had much since she keeps going to sleep.
Are there other things I can do for her?
oh yeah, she is 2.5
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I think you're doing fine. I think fluids are really important. I would even offer something like sprite if she's averse to drinking water. I would really push fluids whenever she is awake. As for the fever, there is really not much to do. I used children's Motrin on a very limited basis when ds had Roseola and a very high fever, but that was really just to make him feel a bit more comfortable. I try to let the fever run its course without intervention because it is really the body's natural response to sickness. I hope she starts feeling better really soon.
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I think you are doing good, too. Hang in there.

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You can also put lukewarm to coolish water on her, especially on her torso.
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Her fever has seems to have subsided. (Sometimes it can be so isolating being at home with a sick one, all by oneself!) Thanks for the support.
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Sounds like she is doing just fine. A fever that goes up and down is the easiest for the body to handle. That's why fevers should not be managed, the child does that all by herself.

A fever is a positive thing. And a fever that waxes and wanes is not a bother to the child. They sleep when the fever is high and get up when the fever is low. Let her take the lead. We cover our kids when they have a fever. It never gets it much higher. And if it does, the body breaks it again soon.

Kids' can have fevers up to 105 and it should not be a worry. It does not stay up there long.

Here are some suggestions for you in case you need them -

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...03&postcount=2
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Here are some suggestions for you in case you need them -

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...03&postcount=2
That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for posting that!
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Sounds like she is doing just fine. A fever that goes up and down is the easiest for the body to handle. That's why fevers should not be managed, the child does that all by herself.

A fever is a positive thing. And a fever that waxes and wanes is not a bother to the child. They sleep when the fever is high and get up when the fever is low. Let her take the lead. We cover our kids when they have a fever. It never gets it much higher. And if it does, the body breaks it again soon.

Kids' can have fevers up to 105 and it should not be a worry. It does not stay up there long.

Here are some suggestions for you in case you need them -

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...03&postcount=2
How did you link to one entry instead of a whole thread??? That's great!

mom to 2 wonderful girls born 11/05 and 10/08
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Every post has a number in the right corner. If you click on it, it will take that post out of the thread. You can then keep it or whatever....
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Thanks!

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I'm glad your dd is feeling better! I totally second gitti's suggestions!

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