Very high fever

Nicole - posted on 03/25/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 14 month, has had a fever of 104.0 the past two days. We took him to the ER last night and he has a ear infection and spotting on his lungs, of course they gave us antibiotics to give him.

Tonight his elbow down to his hands are a light purple color, when you touch him there it turns bright white and take awhile to go away. I am wondering if this is from not getting enough to drink or what. Anyone been though this???

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Nicole - posted on 03/27/2009

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A little better, but get this now today is the first day he wakes up with no fever and has a RASH from head to toe!! (even on his pee pee). He was eating a little more today but other then that he was really fussy and just a pain. UGH!!! I wish he could tell me whats wrong and I would make it all better. I am thinking that maybe the rash was just from the fever breaking.

Thank you everyone for your help, the other day was my first time on this site, and my husband and I were so happy to see that there are people out there that do take that time to give there advise and help. It means a lot to us. Thank you all!!!

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The bluish coloration is called "cyanosis" and what that means is that there isnt enough oxygen in his blood...(im not trying to scare you or anything!!! I'm a CNA and I'm just trying to give you good advice)...my son just got over the flu and it is going around EVERYWHERE!!! My advice is to do whatever to keep the fever under control... (You can switch between motrin and tylenol [whatever the proper dose is for his age and weight] every 3 hours as needed...) if the cyanosis doesnt clear up in the next 24 hours...I would suggest calling the doctor or taking your son into the doctors office...if his lips start to turn blue...I would call the doctor sooner rather than later! Good Luck!!

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Do your best to keep him hydrated -- even if you have to use a medicine dropper every 20 minutes. My daughter was hospitalized for dehydration last month (following high fevers). It was so awful, so do your best and once his fluids come back up -- he'll bounce right back. good luck.

Cheryl - posted on 03/25/2009

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My son had a high fev of 102 avg it was when he was teething. Try increasing fluids, popsicles and a lot of luke warm baths. With fevers the skin changes, and will take a while to come back to normal. Do whatever it takes to keep the fev under control, and increase fluids!



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