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<p>We don't vax. DS is almost 20mo. He doesn't got to daycare (I SAH). This weekend he had two "playgroups" I guess...you know, playing with kids during Thanksgiving stuff. We dont' usually do playgroups or nursery or anything so he isn't regularly exposed to other kids.</p>
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<p>Now, he's sick...the temporal thermometer isn't showing anything as far as fever goes but he feels warm to me. He's congested and some of it has settled in his chest. (He rattles when he coughs)</p>
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<p>The thing is, his face looks a bit puffy to me. And when he took his nap he cried himself down. He barely let me hold him, wouldn't take his bottle (a BIG deal), and kept throwing himself around like he was really uncomfortable. I ended up giving him half a dose of Advil (he went to sleep before it REALLY kicked in).</p>
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<p>Could it be a cold and teething? Or could it be something else? We don't have a regular ped and getting an appt on base could take a week minimum. Will I KNOW mumps when we get it?</p>
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<p>A quick pic from my phone: <span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=15690410&l=30aaa63548&id=500910312" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=15690410&l=30aaa63548&id=500910312</a></span></p>
 

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<p>yup, generally you'll know it!  I about died when I saw my dd with mumps...her face looked actually deformed.  Every other kid I've seen with it had the same look-because the parotid glands are under the jawline it swells in a very odd way.  It's not really the cheeks-though they go too.  It's the jaw that looks weird.</p>
 
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