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Sep 12, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Quick questions-need advice please :)
Please bear with me, this is our first fever. It was 101.5 at 1:30pm, gave her tylenol (she spit alot out) and at 5:00pm, it was 102.3. I just tried to give her more. My questions are: does there need to be a *reason* for the temp? She's really lethargic, has already taken 2 naps. She is drinking her formula fine but has not had one bite of food today. Is it just the temp making her lethargic? At what point do I become concerned about taking her in? If she still is running a temp in the morning, or do I give it a day or two? Do I stay up to check on her tonight and keep giving her tylenol? LOL, I know I sound dumb, but like I said, NOTHING gives her a temp....EVER, teething, colds, nothing, this is a first, which is why I'm concerned and not sure what to do. She is not vomiting or screaming, just whiny and laying around, so I doubt it's her ears. Oh, one more thing...is there such a thing as a quick dissolve form of tylenol tabs for toddlers? She really hates the liquid form, and I can't get it all in her. I just tried to call the pharmacy to get some suppositories, but it was closed. I really appreciate any advice you can give me. THANKS!!
Sep 12, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
The first one for me was really scary, but we've had lots since then, unfortunately. You can alternate Motrin and Tylenol to help bring the fever down. You may want to call your pedi for advice, but my doctor said that we could give Motrin, wait two hours, give Tylenol, wait 4 hours, give Motrin and so on. Our pedi didn't want us to give Motrin more than once every 6 hours.

As long as the fever doesn't start going above 104 or so, it's not much of a cause for concern. If it starts getting around 104, put her in a tub of lukewarm (not cold) water. Also, I put Halley in just a onesie - no pajamas. If it starts getting in the 105 range, I would take her to the urgent care. If she has roseola, the fever can get quite high. The lethargy is most likely due to the fever. Just try to keep her hydrated and comfortable. Of course this would happen on a Friday afternoon...

Sep 12, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
There are some viruses that have been going around that are just a fever with no other symptoms. I usually alternate Tylenol and Motrin every two hours if the fever gets very high. I wouldn't wake her up to give her the meds but if she gets up give her a dose.

I would call the pediatrician in the morning and see what they say.

Sep 12, 2008
amber f
Motrin is a much better fever fighter. I alternate every four hours with Tylenol and motrin. Also make sure you are looking at the weight instead of the age. You want to give her enough of it. Also luke warm baths help too. Most fevers seem to have no reason it is usually a virus.
Sep 12, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
thanks ladies!! I'll just keep an eye on her and pick up some motrin too, just in case. If she's still this lethargic tomorrow I'll be taking her in. It's so not like her at all. It's probably nothing, so I'll just see how she is in the morning. HUGS. You gals rock
Sep 12, 2008
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Please check for interactions. Some of Meggy's meds combined with Motrin can cause Rye syndrome. Not sure what meds she is on.

Anytime I have taken Meggy to the doc. or hospital with a fever under 104 they just gave us tylenol and sent us home. So basically we paid $50 hospital copay for a dose of tylenol and wasted time. I always hate to put her through it.

However just follow your mommie instincts. Every child is different. I do find fevers scary.

Hope she feels better soon. She is such a cutie pie.

Sep 12, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
Tylenol does make a quick dissolve according to the infant drops package but I haven't looked for it so I can't tell you where to find it. Katie hates the cherry taste (but loves peppermint from months of zantac) so I mix it in with a little fruit puree and she gets it that way. Hope she feels better soon!
Sep 12, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
Forgot to add
Katie will usually vomit up Tylenol so I think it might upset her tummy which might be why it is the ONLY medication she won't take. We haven't tried Motrin since it is harder on the stomach.
Sep 12, 2008
nicholas'smom
Our pedi also recommends the Motrin over Tylenol for fever reduction once they are 6 months old. She says it takes the fever down quicker and keeps it down longer.
Sep 12, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
This sounds A LOT like Lauren two weekends ago. She got a fever but nothing else really ever came of it. It lasted about 3 days, but 4 for her to get back to normal. I ran her into the pedi and they gave me a prescription, which gave her hives and the doc then took her off of it after a few days. She just slept a ton -- 3 naps in one day, one of them was 3 hours long! She just wanted to be held and cuddled a lot and hardly ate or drank. I would keep trying with the Tylenol or Motrin. I just think of achy and yucky I feel with a fever...Hope she's feeling better soon!
Sep 12, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
Maybe someone already said this, sorry if so. After a year old my doctor makes us wait 2-4 days before bringing him in if it's just a fever. Unless it's unresponsive to medication or is really high. I know someone said this, we alternate tylenol and Mortin every 2 hours. That way there is 4 hours between the specific medications. I don't know about the melting tabs, sorry. Good luck!
Sep 12, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
AND Lauren likes the taste of Motrin much better than Tylenol, she'll fight us with Tylenol, but not Motrin.
Sep 12, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Tylenol does make melts, but I think they are for older children. Tylenol now has a strawberry flavored liquid (it smells good - hopefully it tastes ok) and Motrin comes in berry or grape. Hope she starts feeling better soon.
Sep 12, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
For my girls tylenol doesn't work. I have to use motrin. Why? I don't know. Then if it's really high, I alternate them every 3hrs. (ask your ped) As far as taking her in....if the only symptom is fever, they'll tell you it's a virus and send you home. Meanwhile she will pick up something else (my opinion). If she keeps not eating and is lethargic after more doses and it keeps going up with meds, I'd take her in.

I'm amazed this is her first fever! Hope she feels better!

Sep 12, 2008
mommy2628
There is also a suppository that is like tylenol. It gets in their system quicker than the oral. I am thinking the name of it is fever-all. I am not sure if they sell it there but just wanted to offer an opinion. Hope she feels better soon.
Check with your
doctor first!