Well last night was was a difficult night for me and my little girl. I was awaken by my 3 month old screaming as loud as I ever heard her before. When I picked her up she felt like she was on fire. I immediately checked her temp and found that it was 102.2. I was scared to death!!
I called her MD, I was told to give her tylenol and re-check her temp in 1 hour, if it had not dropped any or continued to go up I had to take her to the emergency room.
Well I checked it after one hour and it had dropped to 101.1. This baby was red, screaming and would not let me lay her down for one minute. I fed her, that seemed to calm her some and she went to sleep. But anytime I tried the lay her down she would wake up screaming again. All she wanted to do was sleep on my shoulder. So of coarse, I let her.
I will follow up with her Doctor Monday but I'm wondering whats wrong with her. She had a sore throat about 3 weeks ago, to young for antibotics, and was treated with tylenol only. But she didn't have a fever then, only pain, esp with swallowing.
She's always had sinus drainage, I've noticed a slight increase over the past couple of days. She has been feeding well. She's had an occ cough, but has had that for a while, I was told it was normal. For the past week, I have noticed that her stools were somewhat more formed and a slight decrease in amout but still goes every day. Urinating well, large amouts, don't think thats the problem.
I had posted last week that she has acting like she was starting to teeth, but someone posted the "gumming phase" which I can easily believe could be the case. But she does seem unfomfortable at times with gumming.
I take my girl to the doctor often, with acid reflux, increased sinus drainage, regular check-up, sore throat and I am tired of watching them poke at her. They draw blood and make her cry. All of her labs always come back good, she's had a chest xray in the past, checked for strep throat, VRE, and I can't think of what else.
If she is too young of antibotics, and they are only going to treat her with tylenol, should I let them continue to poke at her this way? Her fever has been better all day with the help of tylenol, she is sleeping alot, but alert, smiles some and feeding well. What would you all do? What do you think could be causing her fever?