Saturday, May 27, 2006

Day 96 - Burning Up a Fever

Today's Tip - If your baby has a fever, onitor his under arm temp once every hour or so

Our son had his first fever in the middle of the night last night. It came after his first week in day care...big surprise. When I took his temp it was 99.6, just abit above normal. I called the registered nurse at the children's hospital and she told me not to give him children's tylenol, but to strip him down to a t-shirt and a diaper, keep the house around 72 and don't put a blanket on him. She also told us to keep an eye on his under-arm temperature about once an hour and to make sure it didn't break 101 F. If he did, a trip to the pediatrician might be necessary at his young age of 3 months.

We did that, kept him in light clothing today and monitored his temp once an hour. He never got above a 100 F and tonight he was back in the 98 degree range.

If you do give your baby children's tylenol, call a registered nurse or your pediatrician to get the correct dosage if your baby is under 2 years old. They base the dosage on weight.

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