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Temp of 40+ no other symptoms - take him back to docs?
Ds woke this morning about 2 hours later than normal and was boiling hot (40+)and collapsed when he tried to walk. So we took him to emergency doctors who did a urine sample and told us to give him tepid baths and keep giving him nurofen (for complicated allergy reasons we can't give pamol and he isn't eating so won't have crushed paracetamol tablets).
He keeps falling asleep when his temp gets over 40. It's 6pm here, is there any point taking him back when his only symptom is a high temperature.
we had the same with our dd a few weeks ago. 40+ fever, which came down and then shot back up, no other symptoms. also took her to the emergency doctor who said and did the same as with your ds. it went after 4 days. we just kept topping her up with ibuprofen and calpol, stripping her to her knickers and put a wet flannel on her forehead. hope he'll be ok soon.
I'd keep him home providing neck isn't stiff or anything, or there isn't anything else worrying you. High temps are good for fighting the illness- I'd just let him sleep. When ds1 is ill his temp always goes up to 41, ds2's is usually lower- just below 40 normally- I just roll theiir necks around when they're awake and shine an occaisonal torch in their eyes. otherwise I tend to let them sleep.
I can take paracetamol and nurofen but still feel awful. Ds has bounced back and apart from crying at anything that looks at him funny I think he has turned to corner. Happily he is still ill enough to think watch non stop DVDs is a good idea.
Dh has stayed at home with us and he is now coughing...
I don't want to be a scaremonger and it is almost certainly just a childhood virus but my ds had similar symptoms (unexplained high temperature that came and went) and our GP said it was one of the early signs of leukemia. It turned out to be Hepatitis A in ds case and he is fine now. If the temp comes back over a few days it is worth getting a blood test to see how his liver is doing (the liver controls body temp).
PIL took ds for the day, but took him out on an adventure and wore the poor boy out. he now has big bags under his eyes and is very clingy. Dh has emerged from his pit but is very low on energy. MIL made lots of soup and stew which is great.