Thursday, July 14, 2011
The day before yesterday Chully gave us quite the scare w/ a fever of 103.5 F! The poor boy was beet red, cranky, couldn't sleep, hot to the touch all over, and scariest of all, completely dazed. Apparently its not at all uncommon but that didn't make it any less scary when the nurse at the family doctor suggested we brought him into urgent care.
The hospital was great and had us in the second we walked thru the door. After a super dose of ibuprofen (I had already given him some at home to no avail) the fever broke and he was back to himself and we were sent home with the doctor having found nothing obvious going on. The difference in him was amazing really.
The following morning the fever spiked again to 104.5 so I was back on the phone with emerg. explaining the situation. They suggested rotating ibuprofen and acetaminophen and if the fever didn't break to bring him back in. Luckily the initial dose of ibuprofen (and tons of snuggles) did the trick and we've been fever free and med. free for the last 24 hrs. Everyone agrees that it has to be a symptom of teething.
The first of many scares with a rough and tumble little boy, I'm sure. Scary.
The pic above is of Chul having his first popsicle when we got home from the ER. Look at that little hospital anklet. :(
P.S. Now that he's back to himself and all better.... :)