Low grade fever
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|Tue, 04-21-2009 - 9:28am|
Not sure what to do here so I thought I would ask my girls!
Ben is teething, he has the bottom 2 front ones in and I thought I saw other ones coming in but they are still not all the way in. He is very fussy etc. The thing that is bothering me is that for about a month now he has had a low grade fever on and off. Its 99.1, 100.2, 100.1- hasnt been over the magic number of 100.3. Every time I take him to the ped, his temp is normal. And its not my thermometer, he feels warm to the touch, its just that it fluctuates throughout the day. Audrey had low fevers from teething but never this many and for this long.
So I am just nervous the fever is indicating something else and he should have some tests done. What do you think? Like I said the doc always says its nothing but why not do a CBC to make sure no infection or something along those lines? Can I even demand it from the doc?
Last night he threw up, BUT I fed him a bottle in the laying down position at 10 pm and didnt burp him. Then he was up every hour crying so by 1 am I tried to give him some tylenol because he felt warm and he was putting his fist in his mouth so I figured his teeth were bothering him. So anyway its pitch black, I cant find the medicine plunger thing so I put tylenol on an actual spoon and he choked on it a little and then threw up so I dont think he has a tummy bug, I think it was poor mothering. LOL He has had 2- 4 oz bottles since then and kept it down but still has 100.1 temp.
I guess my question is that if its under 100.3, is it no big deal? Should I call the doc and demand tests or just see what she says about it?