Friday, February 24, 2012

Aloha Friday #4

Welcome to Aloha Friday! It's a weekly blog event that started at An Island Life where I ask a simple question, answer it, then invite you to answer it also! 

It's been a little bit of a rough 24 hours for me. Mr. C has had a fairly high temperature since night before last, he's still playful but obviously doesn't feel good. Him and his sister have been fighting colds so I'm worried it could be an ear infection. I've never experienced high temperatures like this before, when he woke up this morning it had reached over 104 :(. A baby "burning up" is pretty disconcerting. I did go out to Target and stock up on acetaminophen and ibuprofen (and a new Braunn digital thermometer finally!) But I decided to wait it out and not call to make an appointment until this morning, just to see how he did over night. 

Today's questions is: How do you handle sick babies? Do you rush to the doctor or do you like to try care at home first?

Thanks for playing!

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  1. Because I do home daycare I have learned a ton about whether or not it is time for the kiddos to hit the road and see the good ole doctor. I do hate having to tell the parents "Hey, I think YOU need to take YOUR child to the Doctor!" Some things you can handle at home but those fevers are a tricky thing, you have to watch and not let them get much above 101 degrees. Teething can cause fevers and make little ones miserable and adults also. A fever of 104 would definitely be a trip to the Doctor or urgent care in my book.

  2. I tend to take care of sick kiddos at home, but if I have a question or concern (like when Princess Nagger had a really high fever a month or so ago - higher than she ever has) I'll call the Pediatrician and see if it warrants a visit to him or to the ER. So far they've been good at calming my fears and letting me know what I should or shouldn't do. Hope your little one feels better soon!!

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  3. 104 would make me concerned.Hope everyone is feeling better.

    Have a great Friday!

  4. I took care of my babies unless there fever was too high.

  5. I got up and walked away & came back I wanted to tell you one I'm your latest follower. Nice to meet you and two my gram was from the old country & she use to say if the baby had a high temp put the naked baby on your naked chest and lay there for a while & what that does is your body draws the fever out of the baby & into you supposedly. I will say this I did try it once with my youngest. She had bronchial pneumonia & it did bring it down considerably, but the next day it was back up & in the er then hospital in a mist tent. They brought it down & she came home 3 days later. Just thought I'd share it with you.

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  7. I keep the babies at home unless it's turning into an emergency. a 103 - 4 would make me concern but you have to gtry remedies at home to get a fever down first. usually a fever is a sign that the body is fighting something that is attacking it.

    I call friends, family and then gauge my instinct.

  8. Thanks for the advice :) I took him in today, his fever was down a lot. It's not an ear infection but he's been fighting a cold so the doctor said it must just be a virus. He was feeling a lot better tonight at dinner but he's not letting me put him down to sleep. Hopefully this doesn't go on for too long, he's normally not bad about putting himself to sleep at night.

  9. I usually try to take care of them at home. However, if whatever I'm doing doesn't help in a couple of days then I call the doctor.


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