Elizabeth - posted on 11/18/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Long story short, my 2yo had a fever of 104+ for 12 days before we got admitted to a hospital and he got medicine and help he needed. We were sent home from a different hospital at least twice(it was a long 2 weeks so either 2 or 3 times) and we were told its"pointless to bring a child in the hospital for a fever because there was nothing the er could do that we couldn't do at home" even though his fever spiked to 104.3 while we were there. They sent us home without running tests or anything to see what was wrong. I tried telling the dr he had been like that for over a week and i had been doing all the tricks in the book, cool baths, popsicles Tylenol and Motrin, etc... We finally gave up on that hospital for help and took him to a different one where they ran a few tests and admitted us. It turned out he had an inner ear infection, adenovirus, leukocytosis, ahigh fever, and sinusitis. On top of being dehydrated. He also has rad and is allergic to penicillin. I'm so mad the first hospital sent us away and made me feel like i wasn't doing anything right and over reacting. What should ido? I'm sure I'm not the only one they have done something like this to and my poor little man was in bad shape when we left there... advise?