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My son caught a cold a little over a week ago. He was acting fine and thought he was getting over it. It did go down to his lungs and he has had a terrible cough with a phlem sound to it. But still he acted happy and fine until yesterday. Yesterday he was very cranky and he felt very hot. I tried giving him children's tylenol and puitting him down for naps when he was cranky but it didn't help. He wouldn't crawl around or cruise like he normally does. Finally a borrowed a thermometer from a neighbor and his temp was 102. I freaked out and made an appointment at one of those IHC clinics. I gave hime more tylenol an hour before we went. When we got there they took his temp and it was 103!!! His breathing was good but he had a terrible infection in his right ear and his left ear had too much wax in it for her to see but she suspected that ear was infected as well. She prescribed amoxicillin for 10 days. Last night he slept well (except when he woke up coughing) but this morning I discovered something weird. His crib sheet is stained with a brown substance either vomit or maybe phlem that he coughed up?? At first I thought maybe his ear bled or something??? But it isn't red it is brown. I can't believe he got sick so quickly out of no where and I just want him to get back to his cute happy self! Thanks for listening I am just worried.
Thanks for the response. He is a year old so I bet yogurt is fine. Last night wasn't good for us. He kep coughing a lot and choking on plem. I think it upset him so he was crying. I got up to check on him and saw he threw up a little phlem. It was on his sheets and blanket plus he was really hot again. I changed his diaper and his clothes and put him in some thin pajamas to bring his fever down. I also gave him some milk and children's tylenol. Then I changed all his bedding. All this at 3:30 am. Is it a good idea to use thin PJ's instead of those thick winter ones when they have fevers? I woke him up this morning to change him, feed him, then give him his amoxicillin. He was cranky so I just put him back to bed right now. He felt warm so I took his temp and it was 100. Am I doing everything right? I hope so I have never really had him sick like this.
Wow I wonder why amoxicillin wouldn't do the job. He is still being really fussy so I put him to bed again. I don't know what to do because no matter what he cries even when I am holding him. He won't drink anything today. His temp is almost gone (thanks to the tylenol) so I guess thats good. He won't crawl or cruise when he is like this so if I set him on the floor he just sits there and cries. I think its better for him to be in his crib resting but he doesn't seem to want to do that either. I don't know what to do with him he is soooo fussy. I am going to call the doctor and ask the nurse if this is normal. Thanks for your help!
Welcome to the wonderful world of sick kids. My daughter has had lots of ear infections--it takes a few days for amoxicillin to kick in, and with a cold on top of it, it can take longer for that to clear up as well. 102 isnt too terribly high for a baby. My daughter ran a fever of 105 several times. Even when the ear infection begins to clear and the fever goes down, I would expect the baby to be fussy for a few days. At least that has been my experience. I know it is awful, but there isnt much you can do except give him his medicine. Make sure he gets the full ten days--when he seems alot better, you have to continue with the antibiotics or he could get infected all over again.

I know how it is to have a miserable baby and you cant fix it!!!! The good news is he will get better. In the meantime, hold him, rock him, give him baths, anything that seems to help.

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