25 November 2009

Whew

Thing1's fever has finally broken. It  reached 104.1, or just over 40C and it did not respond to Motrin all day so I was getting quite concerned. T2 had the same on Monday night, but it responded beautifully, so she never got over 103F and I never felt that I needed to call the doctor. Today the German spoke to him in the forenoon and I spoke to him in the late afternoon, at home (another of the good parts of the German versus American health care system) and the doctor was able to reassure me that the high temperatures would not hurt her, in and of itself. I've never had a child stay up at 104 for any extended period of time and it's been quite frightening. I researched around and the new literature all seems to say that fevers in and of themselves will not be damaging, but it was very reassuring to have a doctor discuss it with me, offer to come over if I felt it was necessary, but explain why it wasn't at that point. Some cool showers and Motrin and swabbing down later it seems that it may have broken on exactly the same schedule as T2's. Looks like being on the waitlist for the H1N1 vaccine may no longer be as important. T2 back to kita tomorrow, if her health maintains and perhaps T1 can return on Friday.

5 comments:

Paula said...

oh sweetie, so glad to hear that she's doing better. You really do have something to be thankful for.

Frau said...

Glad to hear your thing 1 and 2 are heading to the healthy side. Mine is on the cusp of some kind of illness or just bummed it's Thanksgiving and she has school!

honeypiehorse said...

Thank goodness. Did she have h1n1?

G in Berlin said...

My relief was too quick- she had another fever spike within three hours. The difference was that her fever is now responding to Motrin so I'm no longer as worried. The dr thinks all these flus are H1N1 because there really is no other flu at large now, but they have not been testing for it since the first few cases. It's just my poor T1 seems to get everything worse than T2.

Betsy said...

Poor little thing! I hope she's better very soon!

Stay well!