I took him to the doctors this morning. Dr. unfazed and said 'give him calpol'. Checked is glands (no problems) ears (no probls) and chest (no problems). Didn't check his throat but said it was not likely to be that.
Anyway, DS has been same - hot at times, OK at other times. Went hot at around 6pm tonight, so I gave him a cool bath and he wnt really pale and started shaking. It only lasted around 15 seconds and then he went hot again.
After that, he had no energy and I put him to bed - but 20 minutes later, he was an OK temperature again and was obv. feeling fine - he had bags of energy again.
Really worried about him now.
The only outward symptom is that he has one back tooth just come through and 3 more just waiting to cut through.
alternate calpol with nurofen. He's having rigors when he is pale cool and shaking which means he is spiking a temp. If he were mine and nurofen wasn't having effect I wouldn't hesitate to contact nhs swine flu or not.
My daughter doesnt respond to calpol for a temperature, I have to give her infant ibuprofen to sort it. Dont give on an empty stomach, but I find she needs 2.5ml ibup and 5ml calpol. (and my daughter has been hospitalised with temps up to 41.5, suspected meningitis, ended up being back teeth)
Who cares if dr thinks you're fussy? He/she isn't there to be your friend/judge you. I live life by the motto 'regret what you did do, not what you didn't'. Imagine if anything did happen, you would never forgive yourself. And if he is fine and just has a virus, well great, you can go home a little reassured! Good luck, and update us tomorrow.
Ok, so they thought he was fine. But tomorrow, if he is still poorly, you go back again. (can you tell Im a pain in my doctors arse ) You are his mum, you know what is best, and dont let anyone tell you differently! If he gets too hot in the night tonight just give him more nurofen and tepid-sponge him x
Thats great news, sounds like a virus to me. Now, as long as that temp stays down, enjoy today, as I suspect that he will want to sleep curled up on the sofa with a dvd all day! (we use jungle book as a 'poorly film', nothing to do with it being my favourite ) And if you started dosing with calpol on Saturday, today is day 4, so dont hesitate to give him small amounts to ward off any last aches/pains. But I think they say 4 days is the max you should give it for?