My DS has been battling a fever since Saturday(101.7). Then Sunday night he woke up screaming an hr. after we put him down for bed. He was freezing! Temp of 97. DS typically runs on the hot end of normal. Called the pedi on call nurse. She said it was not too low, but to put him in a warm bath to make him comfy and wrap in blankets and check temp after an hr. and go see dr. In morning to check for ear infection. We did & his temp went up and dr. Said it is likely a virus.
Last night it was round 2! No fever all day, but screams 2 hrs after bed! This time only 96. Tried to warm up, but barely got to 97. Called nurse after he was completely unresponsive when we tried to take temp. I mean turned on lights, yelled name, sat him up, Nothing! Nurse said as long as he is breathing and eating and over 97 we are ok, but to check temp every 2 hrs. It stayed at 97.3 from 3am on. Nurse said only critical if below 97....we had to use 3 blankets and a hat to keep it at 97.3 This morning he is a toasty 98.6!
Is this normal? I am freaking out about tonight!
Side note: we live in Tx so it is hot outside! He sleeps in cotton long sleeve pjs and we turned air to 76. I am a SAHM...so not really exposed to kids much.
Praying LO gets better! Breaks my heart! Guess more of a scared rant than anything! Thanks for reading.