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.
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.
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.