Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Hey peeps, that's what I feel like.

My darling sweet baby child is sick for the 2nd day in a row. I hate it when they get sick. Not because I don't enjoy all the extra time I get to spend with them, but genuinely, I hate it when they don't feel well. Especially, when they fell so bad they don't even want to smile for mama.
She woke up yesterday morning with a sore throat and a temp of 102.3. So, break out the Tylenol and send her back to bed. As the day progressed, the temp would go down and come back, go down and come back. She ate alright, but mostly just kind of laid around.
This morning, her temperature was 103.0. And I broke out the Motrin.

Now, here is my dilemma: Do I take her to see the pediatrician, or do I wait another day? This is what I hate about my children being sick. When do you take them? And when do you just wait it out?

What's a mother to do? Looking forward to hearing your procedures for kid sickness.


Megryansmom said...

First, thank you so much for stopping over and playing my little game.

Now, on to the fever. Unless she is very young, an infant or toddler, my pediatrician always said a fever for 24 is usually not a big deal, teat it with baths and tylenol or motrin. But after 24 hours you should really call the Dr.

disclaimer.....this is not official medical advice, just mommy advice.

Hope she feels better soon.

DiPaola Momma said...

I HATE taking any of my lovely 4 to the pediatrician. Don't get me wrong I LOVE her.. but all the germs from the other kids there just make me wonder how many other things I expose them to when we go. Good luck!

I stopped by from SITS this morning because everytime I see your profile pic I just lmao! Thanks for the smiles:-)

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh poor kid! When it's the throat I always run for a strep test.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I never wait more than a day because the fever is fighting off something that maybe you can't see like an infection of the throat or ear. Believe me, I am no pro and I used to roll my eyes at my hubby who always wanted to take him right away. But every single time I was glad we did. Just recently my son's eye was bothering him, thought it was just a little something in there so I rolled my eyes again at the hubs for going the next day but he ended up having pink eye.

As for the chocolate cake in a cup. I do have one I want to try. It's on my sidebar - 5 minute chocolate cake and it's made in a cup. Never tried it yet.

jill jill bo bill said...

If she is running a fever, call the doc and see if he will see her. Sometimes they want the fever to kill whatevr it's after and sometimes they want to prescribe antibiotics. They will tell you over the phone. Flu season- they may just tell you to stay home. There's no cure but time.

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope she feels better! It sounds like a virus, but I'd call the nurse in case it's bacterial.

Becky said...

my kids are so prone to strep throat and ear infections that if they have a temp that high, and feel that bad, I take them in.

Poor thing. Hope she feels better soon!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I tend to be a non-doctor taker and non-medicine giver.. fevers as long as they're under 101 i will let go for 3 days. Coughs and such I don't give meds for unless it's interfering with their sleep... i feel like our bodies were made to fight for themselves and I want to give their bodies a chance to do it before I move to medical intervention.

no.. I'm not a religious nut... I'm just not a big believer in meds...

Annikke said...

I cheat. I have a dear friend who is a pediatrician at the local children's hospital so I call her and ask her if I should take my kids to the doc or wait. She never treats my kiddos but she tells me when I need to go in and when I should just sit back and wait it out. Isn't that terrible??

Julie said...

I'm always wondering the same thing myself when my kiddos are sick. I don't really mind watching them a few days to see if they get better, I just hate for them to miss so much school (I didn't catch if yours is school age or not).
Thanks for the kind words about my dad.