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Hi Everyone,<br>
Elle has had a fever for 3 days. She is in good spirits and playing. She has a bit of a runny nose but other than that she does not seem sick.<br><br>
She has food allergies so my only choice of medicinal fever reducer is feverall supositories. I am having a hard time finding anything homeopathic because of her allergies.<br><br>
Her temp is high I am not sure how high because she won't let me take it rectally especially since I am already giving her the supositories. I have been putting a forehead thermometer on her and it is lighting up at 102.2 but then the thermometer jumps to 104.4 but thankfully it has not gone that high.<br><br>
So all that being said the ped (not her regular) wants to see her today at 3:45pm. I honestly don't see what they are going to do for her so I feel like it will be pretty pointless. The only reason I am thinking about going is for them to do a urine sample since she has a slight history of UTI's (she had 2 over a year ago but no fever) I am almost sure though that it is a virus not a UTi since almost everyone I work with is sick and I think I may have brought it home. WWYD?<br><br>
So if I do go I know that I am going to get the whole it could be menengitis speech since she is not vaxed and they will probably want to do bloodwork. So I need some good info to throw back at her if she starts her speech. I don't want her to think that she can scare me. So spam me PLEASE!!!!!<br>
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If she's acting completely normal, I seriously doubt they'll worry about meningitis. (Unless they are total freaks).<br>
They'll probably just check her ears, nose, etc. Normal stuff.<br>
I don't take ds to the doc for stuff like that usually, but I can see how the UTI thing would be different for you.<br><br>
If I were you, my plan would be to just walk right out if they get weird. (That's my MO with docs in general.)
 

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Stop giving her fever reducers and let her body fight this off. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I would give her lots of fluids, maybe some extra vitamin C, feed her if she's hungry, let her sleep if she's tired, and let her play if she's energetic. I would neither give fever-reducing meds nor take her to the pediatrician for this.
 

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Thanks everyone!!<br><br>
I just got off the phone with my local homeopathy store and they suggested I give her Belladonna for her fever since that will not take her fever away just reduce it slightly. What do you think? Should I try it or just skip the reducers all together? I have been keeping her hydrated and she has more of an appitite today. She just ate some strawberries, apples with peanutbutter and a little avocado <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
Thanks,<br>
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UGH.... I just wanted to add that she just had some green foul smelling diarrhea. This definatly looks like a virus to me now!!<br>
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Hey! Diarrhea's a good thing! Now you're not worried about the uti, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Unless her fever gets SERIOUSLY high, I wouldn't give her anything. Nurse nurse nurse, and follow her lead. (If she's nursing, that is) Watch for dehydration, especially if she's NOT nursing. And other than that, I wouldn't worry unless she gets lethargic.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey! Diarrhea's a good thing! Now you're not worried about the uti, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Unless her fever gets SERIOUSLY high, I wouldn't give her anything. Nurse nurse nurse, and follow her lead. (If she's nursing, that is) Watch for dehydration, especially if she's NOT nursing. And other than that, I wouldn't worry unless she gets lethargic.</div>
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Yep the diarrhea is a good thing!! I am cancelling with the ped. She is nursing really well so we have that going for us too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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similar situation recently with my unvaxed daughter who was just about two. Her fever was 104 for about four days and I started getting freaked out. One day she got a little out of it and I thought uh-no seizure...we went to the ER they gave her motrin and then wanted to start IV, do bloodwork, cath her for urine etc...meantime fever had broke and we checked her out AMA. (not a good thing to do apparently then they watch you) They were talking everything from UTI to more severe illness's. My step father who is a pediatrician said it was probably the cosaxie virus and there is nothing you can do just let it run its course (cosaxie -sp?-being a very common virus) so in the end the six hours in the er and one dose of motrin were totally uneccessary...
 

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Just keep nursin' just keep nursin' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
hope she feels better soon,<br><br>
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Why is that?
 

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First of all, you know it's a GI bug and not a UTI.<br><br>
Secondly, it means that her body is "cleaning house" and getting rid of all the nasties.
 

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Glad you canceled with the ped. Most likely would've put her on unnecessary antibiotics.<br><br>
With fevers I try really hard not to do anything. Unless it reaches a high temp(for the individual child...one child if it's 102..that's scary high...another child can reach 105 before I worry) OR if the child is very uncomfortable.
 

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Thanks everyone!!<br><br>
She is doing much better today!!<br>
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