Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fever: Day 8


He's running 100.1 this morning. Not high enough to be considered a real "fever," but nonetheless not normal. The good news: the rash on his belly is starting to disappear and hasn't spread. Doctor #2 might have been right about one thing- the rash and the fever may not have been related. If not, then what is causing the fever? For EIGHT days?

I'm probably a tad more stressed than I ought to be, but something similar happened to me when I was a kid. My mom was sent away from the pediatrician's office many times for an unspecified fever. She was finally taken seriously when I was in kindergarten and fell asleep. And wouldn't wake up. I was born with severe vesicoureteral reflux in both kidneys, which was surgically corrected when it was finally found. I'm not saying that I think Nolan has this (though it can be hereditary), but fevers with no known cause CAN be indicative of something more serious.

It's probably just a virus. But I'm taking a stand today. No well-baby shots until the fever/non-fever goes away or we find the cause. Wish me luck with doctor #3. Sigh...

4 comments:

Val said...

hmm, have they taken a urine sample? However, I will say that Gage has had a fever virus that lasted for a week w/fevers around 101-103. It happened when he was 4 and 5, scared me to death because he would just lie in the floor and sleep for days. But it after having him checked out for meningitis a couple of times, it ended up just disappearing. They have greater chance of meningitis w/cis. And we are sure it's not those ears again?

Miss Kat's Parents said...

Miss Kat had urinary reflux. It was discovered in the NICU when she had a UTI. Don't feel bad about getting it checked out, but the VCUG sucks!

leah said...

I know about the VCUG. I remember the one they did on me! And I was only 5-6 at the time. It's not fun at all, but we really need to be sure. I guess the transmission rate from mothers to their children is somewhere in the region of 50-66%. So my kids have quite the risk factor there! I have some kidney damage from a late diagnosis, so we have to rule it out.

Christian's Mommy said...

I'm so behind on reading, but wanted to let you know that you're in my prayers...poor little guy.