| | High Fever/Dry Cough Almost a Week...
My son, who will be 3 on Jan 7th, has had a high fever, 103F, 39.4+C since Monday this week. On Thursday we took him to the doctor, well, the nurse, she checked his lungs and said they were clear, his cough is so bad he threw up today. We give him Calpol and Motrin to take the edge off, his temp drops (which usually is only by one degree F, to 102F or around 38.88C) but it won't go down further. He is lethargic at times, but when his temp drops even 1 degree, he gets back to himself and is playing with his sister like normal. He isn't eating though, and hates to take any fluids, we have to force him. No one else in family is sick (mom, me, or his sister)
He doesn't have any other symptoms, there is a whoop type sound in between bouts of coughing, but no other symptoms of Whooping Cough are present, accept loss of appetite. He doesn't have a runny nose, nasal congestion, doesn't sneeze more than normal, doesn't have red, watery eyes.
I feel I should take him to the A&E (ER) but I don't want to be overly alarmed, but his coughing fits are getting worse and his fever won't go below what i have previously stated. Any one else dealt with something like this?
Thanks for any help!
Last edited by Skydawg; 12-19-2009 at 07:46 PM.