Mary Renee - posted on 12/29/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
After taking a long flight to DC (my hometown) ten days ago and back to Hawaii (where we live) yesterday my daughter came down with a fever.
I'm sure she probably got it from someone on the plane. I took her to the pediatrician who prescribed infant tylenol and said it was probably a virus and she should be better in 3 days or else I should come back.
I'm looking for advice on how to comfort her and just generally... "do the right thing" to help her feel better, and actually get better. Since it's a fever should she be wearing LESS clothing, or more clothing? If she wants to be held non stop is it ok to still put her in the baby carrier backpack and do chores or should I wait till she sleeps to do chores? Will it wear her out to be in the backpack? Should I be giving her extra water? She's breastfed so I have rarely given her any water as she gets her fluid from my milk. Should I change her solids or diet in anyway? Anybody have any clues or tips that help their childen both medically improve or emotionally when they're ill? Are there baby foods with vitamin C I should be serving?
The doctor said it's probably just a virus, her temperature was 100.1 in the doctor's office and she's never been sick before.
p.s. There is a communication barrier between my pediatrician and me, I'm fairly young and my daughter is on MedQuest so it can be difficult to change, but my pediatrician's first language is Chinese and sometimes she doesn't exactly understand my question (or maybe I don't understand her answers) The office is also usually very busy so I don't get a lot of time with her and she didn't seem too concerned. That's part of why these questions weren't really answered at our visit.