Low grade fever

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Registered: 03-20-2009
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?

Thanks

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Registered: 06-05-2006
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 9:36am

Kristen-


I have no idea if it's serious, but a fever (even low-grade) for a whole month doesn't sound right.

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 11:49am

I don't have an answer for you, but yes definitely take temp from only one site like Reena said. If I were you, I would probably take him in or at least call the nurse. It would be helpful if you could chart the temps with time of day, site, and treatment given + result etc. This might help them understand what's going on.

Did you ever get him in to the neuro consult for his arm thingy?


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Registered: 04-06-2007
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 2:10pm
I was going to say what Reena said about the rectal temp being 2degrees higher - but as usual if you think something is wrong them push for the tests or exams you want. Ben could also just run a little high - Sara did for a while - she always read over 100 but that leveled off - people can run low too - My Mom is a 96.8 normally instead of 98.6 KWIM?
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Registered: 05-17-2004
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 3:27pm
No advice...just (((hugs))) for both of you. I hope he starts feeling better soon, whatever the cause!








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Registered: 03-20-2009
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 9:08pm
thanks, I always do rectal (LOL) I forgot it would be 2 degrees higher! But he feels so hot to the touch. Logging it is a great idea. I am taking them both in tomm. we have some kind of virus so I will talk to doc.
Neuro consult is at the end of May. Called every doc in a 2 hour radius and thats the earliest I could get! PT at AUds speech therapy place gave me exercises to do but its still "funky", he pushes it back and straight all the time.

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