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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...