Worried for my son today

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Registered: 07-20-2008
Worried for my son today
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Thu, 10-15-2009 - 10:28am

Hi everyone,
I know I don't post here enough and I'm sorry to come here to post this when I haven't been great about checking in recently, but I am very worried about my 7 year old son Brendan, and I would like to please ask for prayers for him today. Last night about 3 am he called me and he was chilling, teeth chattering. I felt his head and he was burning up. I took his temp and it was 102. I gave him some motrin and his fever broke. Well, it went back up in less than 3 hours, and by 6 am he was chilling again. I called my brother who is a doctor (Sofia's husband) and asked him if I could give him more motrin, he said to give tylenol instead, and motrin 2 hours later. I have been doing that, but when the motrin wore off this time, his fever went back up in about 20 minutes it seems and it was 104!!! I have never had a kid with a fever that high.

He doesn't have any other symptoms except a headache and stiff neck, so I got worried about meningitis. Also I am most worried about H1N1. There is alot of it around here. He went to a birthday party at Chuck-e-cheese on Tuesday evening, so who knows? I do have an apt. with his pediatrician at 3 (actually with the PA, but I love her), but they couldn't fit me in sooner. I am debating whether to take him to see my brother in the ER, but the weather is horrible out today and very cold and it is a hike there.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that he does okay and doesn't have H1N1 or meningitis (my brother does not think he has meningitis because he can move his neck fine) ... Thanks everyone! I'm just a worried mommy.

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 2:38pm

I'll say a prayer for speedy recovery, whatever it is.


Polly

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 4:10pm

((Monica)) I'll say a prayer for Brendan and all of you.


I hate this time of the year for these very reasons,the H1N1,the strain of many flus general.

 


 


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Registered: 04-02-2009
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 6:09pm
Sounds like swine flu... hoping that tamiflu kicks it for him like it has for kids I know

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Sun, 10-18-2009 - 1:29pm
Could be flue or one of many other illnesses.

 

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Registered: 09-02-2008
Thu, 10-22-2009 - 12:29pm
Lots of prayers for Brendan. How is he doing now, Monica?