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    Evening all :-)

    I've spent all day trying to regulate DS's temp - it's been as high as 39 but after nurofen it's hovering at 37.7.

    Last night he got very warm so I'm trying to work out what to do tonight. It gets super cold here atm, like -1 to 1 around 4am. I usually have him in a grobag and a long sleeved top and have the heater on at 19 and that seems to be the magic sleep through combo.

    Would you all stick with that (last night he wouldn't let me take off his grobag because 'it still night time' when he was burning up and it took me an hour to get nurofen into him) or do something different? I'm at that frozen point where I can't make a decision and I'm desperate for some sleep tonight. Or would you turn the heater off and have a blanket on hand?

    He's barely eaten for two days and I'm struggling to get fluid into him so I'm worried about him overheating.

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    I would have the heater off to begin with then switch it on (or put an extra blanket on him) when I went to bed later on. Would that work?

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    Yep that will probably work. I guess worst case scenario is I can turn it off! Can you tell I'm sleep-deprived?

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    I would probably do what you normally do. 19 isn't high. My DD is 22 degrees and I might wind it back for her, but not 19.

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    I'd give a cool bath before bedti try and regulate his temp then leave the heater off. :-)

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    Well I managed ok over night except for one hour or so there.

    I have one very whingey, miserable, hacked, clingy and fussy little boy today :-(

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    It's gonna be a long couple of days I think...

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    Aww poor darling. He looks so miserable. I hope he picks up in a day or 2

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    Poor kid!!! Has he been to the Dr?

    I did a children's first aid course recently and they said not to worry too much about temperatures in themselves and never try to cool them down with cool baths, cold washers etc. Just give panadol for comfort and Nurofen as well if needed. Viruses like normal body temp, so a fever is actually helping the body kill it off quicker. Apparently bugs tend to last longer these days because we are so quick to give panadol/Nurofen at the first sign of a raised temp. Of course none of that means anything when you've got a very unhappy kid on your hands!!!

    In the last 5 days my 10mo DS has had an ear infection, croup, a head cold, and a flare-up of eczema all over his body - so I feel your pain on the sleepless nights!!

    I hope you little dude feels better soon and gets a good nights sleep. He's very cute.

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    Ah this is good information! Thank you!

    No doctor on the weekends, unfortunately, so just trying to manage at home.

    Your poor DS. It sucks when they're sick, hey? So cute and grumpy and impossible to please :-p

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