It's suppose to be a nice day here but can be cool in the house. I've got him in a singlet, onesie and a thinner jumper and tights. He'd usually wear singlet, onesie and flannie pjs. It's a bit cool inside at the moment but I might move him to a long sleeve suit when it warms up. Thank you. Feel like I have no idea what I'm doing. 😔
When my son had 40 and 41 temps, I took him to the dr (they called me from daycare). The dr said to me that it's not so much the number of the temp that he goes by, it's more the way the child is behaving. He said to me that he is less concerned by the kid with a 41 temp who is sitting up and perky, seems pretty fine than the one who is at 38, but is listless and floppy. That's something I always keep in mind. Also, the newest recommendations are to not give Panadol and nurofen to bring down a fever, as fever is the body's way of making an inhospitable environment for the virus. It helps to get them over it.
I find temps always go up at night too. DS has high temps (always over 40 at night). I do go by how he is acting. Sooky - I get he feels ick and gross. Crying/screaming I get more worried (he was like this 2 weeks ago and was sick for over a week - painful mouth ulcers) as I interpret it as pain for him. Listless, limp - especially not drinking - also would worry me. I'm glad his temp is better. Steam/vapouriser if you can to clear out the mucous. And hugs. I hope you get time out and rest too.
I take ds to the Drs when he runs high fevers for more than a day, or earlier if he is has symptoms. He currently has a throat infection and had fevers for around 5 days, it was picked up at the second Drs appointment this week. I haven't seen a dr yet who gets annoyed at mums bringing in their bubs. Actually my gp said to me the other day he prefers it if I bring him in just so I know not to worry if anything.
If you can get him to a dr personally I would go today.
I see on here all the time advice not to bring down fevers - I always always will. Fevers make me feel so unwell and I have no doubt they make ds feel terrible too. It's more about making him comfortable.
Hope your LO is better soon.
Great advice here!!!!
When my dd1 is vomiting and has fever etc it has been tonsillitis every single time.
I hope your little one starts to feel better soon, nothing worse for bub and mum no matter what age. X
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