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so my 9 month old has a fever and a cough, she's a bit congested, and very fussy. she seems to be in pain or /and very uncomfortable. she has been sick off and on for over a month. last night she could hardly sleep she was so uncomfortable/in pain. i tried to give her some infant motrin for the pain but she puked it up. she woke up in the middle of the night crying and had diarrhea. she has been having a lot of small diarrhea consistency poops.<br><br>
this mornig i was able to get a dose of childrens motrin in by administering small amounts slowly over about an hour. An hour after that she seemed happier but **** kind of fussy and clingy. took a long nap in the car while we drove back into town. is now fussy again.<br><br>
i don't even know where to start. what would you do?
 

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she is getting 2 teeth in, but that wouldn't account for everything. she has had the fever for 2-3 days. she isn't really eating solids yet and won't eally take a cup or a bottle.
 

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Is she well-hydrated? If so, I would just keep bumbling along as you are, she'll get better eventually. Last winter she was still benefiting from maternal antibodies, this is her first real winter battling off Germs.<br><br>
Go out places, don't stay in too much so you don't dwell on her snottinness too much.
 

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it's a low grade fever that she has had for about 3 ish days. about 100.9 to 100.3 her normal temp is 97.8ish.<br><br>
her 3 year old sister is sick now as well, but no fever just snot, sick watery eyes and coughing
 

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Poor little baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
I'd keep doing what you're doing, but go in if it lasts another couple of days.<br>
I also would not take her into public. She very well could sneeze and pass something onto a newborn or immunocompromised person. When you're sick, stay home. It's good for *their* immune system, not everyone else's.
 

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yeah we have been staying home ofr the most part. left her in the car while i picked up my oldest, skipped babytime, etc. we did go to the zoo the first day but i didn't know she was sick.
 
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