DD is unvaxed and just turned 9 months old. She has been miserable since Thursday night, she was ok that day and then felt warmish when she fell asleep in my arms, so I laid her down for the night and then 2 hours later she woke up screaming was very hot and she threw up as soon as I picked her up. She was warm/fidgety the rest of the night.
All day Friday, Saturday and Today (sun) she has wanted to do nothing but sleep and fuss. She won't eat and she will only sip bits of ice water and watered down juice, she won't drink pedialyte and she is formula fed but I am avoiding that except for a few oz at a time because she threw up one more time after a bottle on Friday. No vomiting since.
She gets the shakes/chills if she isn't covered up and she is very irritable if she isn't held and I have to hold her 'just so' or she is fussy.
Her fever has been 104-105 and I've been trying to let it run it's course but have given her motrin once last night so she could finally rest. She was happy for a few minutes and even babbled a little after the motrin worked but woke up screaming and burning up again. Wet socks didn't work and she is allergic to tylenol.
No rash anywhere but yesterday her legs were bluish and splotchy until I rubbed them and covered her with a blanket.
She had yellow drainage out of her right eye yesterday and a bit Friday but so far none today. She has looser stools but not real diarreah. I chalk that up to a liquid diet, she is urinating just fine with no odd smell and plenty of wet diapers so no dehydration.
I looked up HIB and except for the stiff neck (which it said some infants won't have) she fits the discription. Dh doesn't want to take her to the er because he thinks it's teething, I don't. But I know they will want to do a spinal tap on her since she isn't vaxed.
Anyone have any clue what this could be? I wasn't really worried up until this morning because she seems more fussy and there are no teeth there and the fever is not gone.