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    Why do fevers only present in the middle of the effing night!
    DD has been sick for four nights straight now.
    She seems to mange ok during the day but neither if us has had a full nights sleep since Monday.

    I brought her to the dr on Friday, of course, nothing looked too bad.
    Told me to keep on doing what I was doing, panadol and neroufen.
    Told the dr that she had been grabbing her nappy during the night for the last two nights and maybe to see if she has a urinary tract infection. She gave me a sample jar.
    She has also got a cough and is losing her voice so hard to tell what it is.

    It took most of the next day to get a urine sample from her, sent that off yesterday.

    It will be Monday before we have a result.

    Meanwhile, this. Is the second time I've been up with her.
    She woke me at 1am shivering, took her temp, it was ok.
    Low, where it had been high every night.
    git up, made her some warm milk and just held her until she fell back asleep on my chest.

    Woke an hour later to her BURNING up again.
    40.5 degrees.

    Got her clothes iffy cold drink, panadol, which she fought me for, and now she's sleeping again.
    temp has come down but still high at 38.9

    I could scream!
    DH isn't here.
    He's away on a boat with friends, the boys are in bed.
    Wtf are you to do in this situation, drag them all to emergency?

    i have no idea what's up with her but obviously her little body is fighting simegtingm I just don't understand how it gets worse at night when the only option is hospital!

    Ok, just a rant.
    supposed to be meeting up with DH and the friends tomorrow, driving on no sleep.
    Yeah.
    think I'll give that a miss.

    Awake again. 39.9
    Not sure I trust these ear thermometers.

    Only 40 minutes since I gave her panadol.
    think I'll give her neurone too.
    dr said that was ok.
    think the panadol dies was missing a few mls off the recommended dose asshe was putting up a fight.

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    Poor thing, nothing worse then those night time temperatures, both of mine are the same when they're sick, when it's really high we rotate panadol then neurofen, so it's 3hours between the two, (but 6hrs between the same medication) but only for 24hrs. We were told this at the ED when DD was little, I had asked our GP she said it was fine for 24hrs.

    But you can call one of those nurse on call call centres, there's one for kids I can't remember what it's called, you could google it. Hope the little ones better soon.

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    My DS always had/has high night temps. I would try getting a home dr if one is in your area. If not I always call 13health.

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    I have an internal clock t'hat wakes me at 5:30am every single day.
    I slept til 7:30 this morning.
    Absolutely off my rocker with tiredness.

    She's back to normal again this morning after a couple of peaks in temps again.
    She's getting fed up taking the medicine too so I couldn't get that second dose into her.
    She will gag til she pukes if I force her to have some. not worth it.

    I just wish I knew what I was dealing with.

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    Kids on the other hand have no need to make up for the loss of sleep, and they feel better during the day so there's no slowing them down.
    On those days we do day time pj party's and watch dvd's

    I guess you won't know till you get your results, will she have tea? Maybe some cranberry juice?

    Ear infection, laryngitis, croup whatever my kids have had has generally started with the night time temperatures. So it's so hard to know.

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    Do you have after hours home doctors in your area?
    When DS was vomiting & got worried I called health direct, they put me in touch with a local after hours GP to do a home visit.
    Much better than dragging everyone to emergency.
    Hope you are able to get some rest today. It's awful when you wake up and are so tired you don't know how you're going to get through the day
    Can you set up a mattress in the lounge and have a movie day?

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    @rosey82

    I was close to calling the home dr, they're not very fast at getting out though.
    We were over an hour waiting last time and by the time they arrived they weren't needed.
    Also, I was thinking , if I can't get her temperature down they're only going to send me to the hospital anyway.
    Luckily it came down.
    I'll try harder to get the proper dose of panadol into her next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparklebug View Post
    I guess you won't know till you get your results, will she have tea? Maybe some cranberry juice?
    I knew this but never thought to get her some, my brain is on go-slow, thanks for the reminder

    She's bopping around today like nothing went on at all last night.
    Trooper.

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    @Phony I know how you feel my DS has been sick with a virus, then an ear ache and then we found out he has Asthma in the last 2 weeks so have had many sleepless nights. For the temp mix a bit of whit vinegar with warm water and sponge her down with it it brings the temp down. Hope she feels better soon

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    Thanks @MyDino,
    How old is your DS?
    How bad is the asthma?
    What a worry for you and he must be going through hell too.


    No high temps last night, but a relentless cough that keeps us both awake.

    She fell asleep with me on the couch and we had two hours of lovely sleep, then I got up and washed for bed and we moved in to the bedroom, that's when the coughing began.
    Pretty sure it was the change in air.
    Think we need one of those humidifyer or dehumidifyers? What are they?
    Going to get one today for times like these anyway. Can run on two hours sleep.


 

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