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What To Do with a Toddler and 104+ Fever

Trinity was very, very sick this past New Year. We were scared out of our minds when she went into a seizure, stiff as a board, and her eyes rolled towards the back of her head. She was extremely hot with a 104 - 106 fever. It was the most horrific hours of our lives.

Once we called 911, the fire department came first and stripped her down, kept her calm and engaged, applied cold wet towels, and gave her Tylenol.

The paramedic came next to take a second reading of her temperature, thereafter they put her in a baby stretcher and took her in the ambulance to the hospital. We spent New Year's Eve in the Emergency Room. After the nurse took her blood, and urine for lab tests, the hospital gave her Tylenol and she was released.

Her fever continued at home. By now, she hasn't had much sleep for a few days because of being wakened to take Tylenol and Motrin simultaneously and having cold wet towels applied all over her body. We checked and kept track of her temperature frequently. Trinity's primary physician, Doctor Nadereh Varamini, got in touch with us and asked that we bring Trinity in as soon as possible. She was worried because Trinity's fever was not going down fast enough. She was willing to come on a Saturday- New Year Day. She had to borrow another practitioner's office to see us. She administered a shot and prescribed an antibiotic for Trinity's fever.



It was the nicest thing any doctor has ever done that I knew of. We were so grateful that she acted, and made the decision to be more aggressive. It was very difficult watching T in so much pain. I am not sure how long we would have had to dealt with T's fever, and if it would have caused other damage.

Doctor Varamini is the image of a doctor that I would hope everyone wanting to be a doctor can mirror. She cares for her patients, knows who they are and treat them with their own individual needs. Dr. Varamini also has one of the best and sweetest nurse. T likes her nurse right of the bat. We would never forget the comfort and confidence Dr. Varamini brought to us as parents on that New Year day she came in to see Trinity. If you're in the Silicon Valley, her name is Nadereh Varamini, she is one of the kind, she is a gem.

I am pleased that you came by to visit me today. If you have any thoughts please comment below. Thank you~

The 13 things to do for a toddler with 104+ fever: 1) called 911, 2) stripped her down, 3) kept her calm and engaged, 4) applied cool wet towels, 5) gave her Tylenol, 6) take a second readings of her temperature, 7) took her blood sample, and 8) urine sample for laboratory tests, 9) give her Tylenol and Motrin simultaneously, 10) track her temperature frequently, 11) get in touch with your doctor asap, 12) administer a shot, 13) prescribed an antibiotic.
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  1. thanks for your comment on my blog.
    I don't think I would want 13days to myself..I would get bored I think..lol

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    1. I think you are right, I can't have all 13 days to myself. The internet might not be able to handle me.

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  2. You don't find doctors like that very often these days. Glad you little girl is well now.

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    1. Anytime a great doctor is found, it is like finding gold or treasure. I certianly treat it that way.

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  3. Oh those crazy febrile seizures. My son had his first one when he was about 18 months. We were visiting family in Ohio (we live in Texas). We also happened to be at Great Grandma's house. He was abnormal because his would hit at 101*. We were fortunate to get taken to the Cleveland CLinic and our pediatrician took the time to talk to us personally and reassure us on the phone. YAY! for good doctors.
    Love your creative approach to Thursday 13.

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    1. We didn't know what to do...even calling the emergency was suggested my our relatives. I personally didn't think it was appropriate, but it is.

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  4. Oh, wow. What a scary episode in your life. I'm glad your daughter's doing better. Thank you for the tips.

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    1. You're welcome. I didn't think we were coming out of it fine, but we did. Thank God!

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  5. What a great list. Thanks

    Have a great Thursday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/08/have-you-seen-the-the-beloit-college-mindset-list-for-the-class-of-2014/

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    1. Keep the list close by, in case you know someone that might need it. Smiles.

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  6. I remember when my son was little when he used to get really high fevers, usually due to ear infections and how scary it was! So glad you found a good Dr. makes all the difference in the world. Wishing much health for your whole family :)

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    1. The doctor makes the incident a lot better, she is a gem and I am glad to have found her.

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  7. Dr Varamini certainly looks like a very caring doctor. You're very fortunate!

    Hope your daughter's fully recovered now.

    LOLA:)

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    1. Dr. Varamini is one of a kind. My daughter is completely recovered and more. smiles.

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  8. it's indeed very scary to have your toddler get 104-1-6 fever, I got scared even for myself whenever I get fever, despite mine never went past 100. you are blessed to have such caring doctor, in these days, they are not that very easy to find.

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    1. It is like living 48 hours in a day, it feels like the episodes never end.

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  9. As soon as I saw this post's title, I was worried. So glad this is past. That's frightening. I remember the delirium of a temperature that high. Your doc sounds wonderful.

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    1. Yes, we are so very glad it passed. I saw it vividly writing this post, but glad I did because it reminded me to be on the look-out.

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  10. Having your little one get seriously sick has got to be the scariest thing in the world. My daughter has had a few febrile seizures because of fevers. You are lucky to have such a great doctor.

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    1. Doctors can make a huge difference, too bad many have become immune to the real reason why they are doctors. I hope doctor Varamini stays the way she is.

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  11. Amanda, my baby boy used to have febrile seizures and they actually lasted until he was 4. One time he had actually died in my arms. He turned stiff (like you mentioned), blue and his eyes rolled back into his head after having a seizure. I rushed to give him cpr while my older children called 911. I brought him around (but not before I nearly had a heart attack!)! We spent the night at the hospital. They packed him in ice saying his temp was 107. What prepares a mother for this? After that baby boy slept with me (mom) and I took his temp constantly until he stopped having the seizures. He would get alcohol rubs and dips in the tub to help keep him cool.

    Is Miss T better now? I know it frightened you! Take care & God bless!

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    1. 107! Smoking hot, you know at that temperature, you can actually feel the heat like an iron! I can't believe you went through that - sounds like more than once. T got through it, and I am hoping she will never get another seizure again

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  12. That sounds so scary, it's a great list to put out there for other parents. And your doctor sounds fantastic!

    Cheryl - apparently it's not how high their temperature gets, it's how quickly it goes up. Going up quickly is dangerous for a seizure, even if it doesn't get as high.

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    1. Yes. Believe it or not, that is about all parents can do. Other than what Dr. Varamini can do, we just have to be patient and calm.

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  13. What a nightmare it must had been for your family..I'm glad she is growing beautifully now.

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    1. Yes. She is strong and spoil even more as she gets older. hehe

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  14. You are so lucky to have such a caring doctor. I am so glad to hear Trinity come though the ordeal alright.

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    1. I know, we are so very lucky to know dr. varamini!

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  15. Stopping by from fmbt and a new follower.
    http://chalkboardstostrollers.blogspot.com/

    I can't imagine how scared you were. My daughter who just turned 11 months had her first high fever about 2 weeks ago. She reached almost 105 and I was totally freaking out (and that was without the seizure and everything). Luckily it only lasted for about 48 hours and ibuprofen did a pretty good job of keeping it down. So good that you had such a great doctor, that can make all the difference in the world!

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    1. Yes, that certainly is scary since they are so young. There are very few things that we can do to help them out of the high temperature.

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  16. Oh, this is just aweful! How completely frightening. You're right, your pediatrician is a Godsend. Wish we lived close by! Visiting via Wednesday Window and I'm your newest follower. :)

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    1. It was terrifying to see my daughter stiff and in a seizure. She is a wonderful doctor, and I hope there are many more like her out there.

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  17. How Scary! But great tips. So glad she is okay.

    I stumbled you! You can stumble me back at: http://www.talkingkids.org/2011/06/im-worried-my-child-has-autism-now-what.html

    Happy Tuesday!

    Becca

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    1. The tips are important as when you are faced with the situation, you can get confused and overwhelmed. Stay calm.

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  18. Those high fevers are so scary. We had our (then) 8 month old running 105 when meds wore off and it took days to break.

    Stumbled your post via the hop. Mine is http://www.daybydayinourworld.com/2011/07/movie-viewing-for-dreary-summer-day.html

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    1. I can handle fevers, but seizures are terrifying! Especially when they start to mumble and jumble words that you can't understand.

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  19. You are so lucky to have such a fantastic doctor. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    Stumbled you, my post is:
    http://www.mapleleafmommy.com/2011/06/blogging-how-to-create-embedded.html

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    1. thank you. I feel very blessed to have such a great doctor and human being as well.

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  20. Oooh, scary! Thanks for stopping by Sweet Peas and buddies!

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    1. Yes, it was indeed. We are still scared just thinking about it now.

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