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Postby sandman » 02 Jul 2011, 11:50

Home alone this weekend. Kept awake all last night with a child running 39.7 temperature. This morning he's lethargic, clingy, refuses food -- even ICE CREAM! (OK, OK, so I was desperate.) I don't mind missing the whisky tasting session at Taipei Artist Village this pm, but I still have to take the dog out, get messages, etc. What would you do? He just wants to sit on the couch and whine, poor little man. I have to take him with me, though. I can't just leave at home on his own.
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Re: Need advice on a sick kid

Postby jimipresley » 02 Jul 2011, 11:53

Have you tried paracetamol to lower the temperature?
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Re: Need advice on a sick kid

Postby Toe Save » 02 Jul 2011, 11:55

I'm no Da, but I've played one on TV. Seriously Sandy, a fever means whatever is ailing your wee one is being fought off. I'm sure everything will be fine lad. Keep your stick on the ice and walk your dog.
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Re: Need advice on a sick kid

Postby zender » 02 Jul 2011, 11:57

Do you have any cartoon DVDs? I find that if I put on a few cartoons, I am able to forget about crying and wimpering kids more easily. Don't let this whiney kid get in the way of your whisky tasting and massages. :neutral:
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Re: Need advice on a sick kid

Postby sandman » 02 Jul 2011, 12:02

jimipresley wrote:Have you tried paracetamol to lower the temperature?

I have some liquid infant Tylenol somewhere, but I don't want to give it -- as Toe points out, the fever means his body is fighting whatever it is. I'd prefer to let it run its course. Just worried about taking him out when he's like this, but if I don't, there's going to be nothing for him to eat when he DOES get better... and the dog will shit on the floor.
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Re: Need advice on a sick kid

Postby Dr. McCoy » 02 Jul 2011, 12:12

Don't worry. We'll get someone to bring you some food. and we'll send zender over to clean up the dog shit.
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Re: Need advice on a sick kid

Postby Huang Guang Chen » 02 Jul 2011, 12:55

sandman wrote:
jimipresley wrote:Have you tried paracetamol to lower the temperature?

I have some liquid infant Tylenol somewhere, but I don't want to give it -- as Toe points out, the fever means his body is fighting whatever it is. I'd prefer to let it run its course. Just worried about taking him out when he's like this, but if I don't, there's going to be nothing for him to eat when he DOES get better... and the dog will shit on the floor.


Give that kid the prescribed dose of that Tylenol immediately. Double check the dosage. Kids throw up fevers all the time. It's they're immune system learning to live in our world. It's normal, but fever can do more damage than the right dose of Tylenol. And actually, it's bordering on abuse not to. Why prolong the suffering? It's the fever that's making him feel like shit.

And never take medical advice from a Cannuck. Fer fecksake, think Mordeth!

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Re: Need advice on a sick kid

Postby sandman » 02 Jul 2011, 12:58

Huang Guang Chen wrote:
sandman wrote:
jimipresley wrote:Have you tried paracetamol to lower the temperature?

I have some liquid infant Tylenol somewhere, but I don't want to give it -- as Toe points out, the fever means his body is fighting whatever it is. I'd prefer to let it run its course. Just worried about taking him out when he's like this, but if I don't, there's going to be nothing for him to eat when he DOES get better... and the dog will shit on the floor.


Give that kid the prescribed dose of that Tylenol immediately. Double check the dosage. Kids throw up fevers all the time. It's they're immune system learning to live in our world. It's normal, but fever can do more damage than the right dose of Tylenol. And actually, it's almost abuse not to. Why prolong the suffering? It's the fever that's making him feel like shit.

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He's sleeping restfully right now and the temp's down to 39. The tylenol is still in the sealed carton, but its a year out of date, so I can't give him that.
Edit: He's now down to 38.7 and sleeping peacefully.
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Re: Need advice on a sick kid

Postby Toe Save » 02 Jul 2011, 13:03

Huang Guang Chen wrote:
And never take medical advice from a Cannuck.

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That's true. I usually prescribe a well-baked cookie for all that ails ya.

Glad to hear the bairn is on the mend.
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Re: Need advice on a sick kid

Postby Huang Guang Chen » 02 Jul 2011, 13:08

You should load up on Tylenol ASAP. Seriously bad things can happen to kids through simple fevers. Cooling by fan, AC, sponge bath and so on is all good, but you want that shotgun (the Panadol) in the cupboard in case things get silly. Can you recall the last time you had a temp pushing 39c? I can, and you feel like complete shit.

Hopefully he's spiked and over the worst of it. Horrid being a da sometimes. Commiserations.

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