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DD is sick, again. Friday we went out to dinner, and literally within a few minutes she threw up and spiked a fever. She was running around the pizza parlor (a friends place) dancing and showing off, then crawled in my lap where I noticed she felt warm, squirmed a little bit, then vomited A LOT all over the both of us. We went home and cleaned her up, checked her temp and it was 102, and has steadily gotten higher and higher. This morning it was almost 104.<br><br>
Last night I gave her a half dose of motrin, not because I was worried about the fever, I prefer to let them run their course, but because she was not nursing, not drinking any water (or crunching ice chips) and was whimpering in pain. It was then that I noticed that she would cough, then sort of stick her tongue out and open her mouth like her throat was sore. Sure enough, lymph nodes were swollen, and this morning I looked in her throat with a flash light and it's all pussy.<br><br>
This is the second time in 2 months that she's come down with some sort of throat infection. Last time I got sick and ended up with strep throat, then viral laryngitis, then bronchitis. We had her swabbed and hers wasn't bacterial, but mine was (the strep). We were really sick for about 2-3 weeks.<br><br>
Last night I started her (and I) on high doses of ascorbic acid, zinc, and echinacia, but I'm wondering what would cause these little outbreaks. Is this the kinda thing they take tonsils out over?<br><br>
Right now she's asleep on my chest, and she is HOT. Her temp was 103 a few hours ago, but at least today she is nursing and eating ice chips. She won't eat anything at all. When I had strep throat even just drinking water water hurt so bad, so I can only imagine how she feels. Poor babe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">:<br><br>
ETA: I forgot to mention the last time she was sick (her throat) she also had double ear infections. I haven't seen her pulling her ears this time, nor did I last time, just noticed her throat bothering her. Would the two be related (ear infection causing throat infectin, or visa versa)?
 

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Did she have abx then?
 

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No. I got the script, but never gave it to her since they did a swab and it was negative. The urgent care gave the script, then we went to the ped the next day. I didn't feel it was worth it, but the ped was the one who noticed the ears. She thought it would be wise to give her the abx since I did have strep, but I never did. She actually got better quicker then any of us (both hubby and I got really sick while she was fine).<br><br>
We went to the clinic this afternoon and her ears are red again, no strep. They gave me a z-pack. I really don't want to use it, but last time the throat progressed into full on cold (upper respiratory, then chest). I REALLY don't want to go through that again. She was miserable.
 

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Oops, we posted at the same time.<br><br>
Here is some of the things we do:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=7116703&postcount=2" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...03&postcount=2</a>
 

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Thanx for the link, we're pretty much doing that too. Although I'm a little worried now... I just went to change her diaper, and it was dry. Again. She's had the same diaper on since about 11 this morning. It's 3:30. And it's a cloth dipe, so I KNOW it's bone dry. She has been nursing quite a bit, but thats about it. Had some ice chips this morning, but then turned them down just now.<br><br>
How long is too long to not pee?
 

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one wet diaper in 24 hours is enough. She doesn't have to drink anything as long as she is nursing. Just let her nurse that is the best you can do for her.<br><br>
You can take some sodium ascorbate if you have it or any other vita c about 20 min before nursing her and she'll get some via bm.
 
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