Childhood Diseases

Posted by: BMJ | 2008/09/08


Re: Post 761

Re - Post 761 - doc, I called my doctor she was busy with an emergency and she will call later, but am still wating for a reply. I wanted to just tell you how he is doing today. I must tell you that apart form looking feverish and fatigued, he does not look very ill and will still talk a bit or walk around then come and lie down again (that is why I have not yet taken him to the emergency room). I have included my last post and the new symptoms. - the fever seem to spike and fall randomly.

Old and new post together:

My 18m LB was off colour last week. A little more tired than usual - a bit more clingy. At times felt warm, but nothing I could put my finger on. Ate, slept like normal. On Sunday morning he woke up with a definate temp and was very tired, not eating. Bu lunchtime his temp was 39.7 and all he wanted was to sit in my arms. No eating and drinking a little. No other symptoms whatsoever. (He already had Roseola - baby measels). By night time his temp was 40.1. Then this morning it was down to 38.7 but 3 hours later it was 40.5. Now it is 39.4. He has eaten a 1/2 sarmie and a little pronutro and he wanted his bottle - drank about 100ml. He has no rash. No cold, his ears are not sore. his urine looks and smells fine. (He drooled a lot less today). Absolutely no other symptoms.

I will collect some urine and take it to my doc so that we can exlude a urinary infection. When I bathed him I washed his ears and pulled them playfully and he did not complain - I dont suspect an ear infection, but we will have that checked as well.


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As your son's temperature is persisting he needs to be seen in order to make a diagnosis of his illness.

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Posted by: Me | 2008/09/08

My boy had a high fever last year aswell,tunred out it was his tonsils,my Doc told me that usually gives a child a very high temp!

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