Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" Temp of 104, would it be ok to wait until tomorrow to take him to the doctor? He's 8. My doctor is closed for the day, so the only options would be ER or Urgent Care, neither of which are ideal."My friend's daughter had a seizure yesterday with a temp of 103.7... but she's only 2.
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting tinana +2:</b>" Depends- are you medicating him for it? Do you ... [snip!] ... me from school bc he had a fever, 100.2 He says his stomach and head hurt. Just checked his temp, 104 and gave him the med."
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" I would take him in the next hour if it doesnt go down. My cousin had a 104 temp as a child and had a ... [snip!] ... child and had a seizure, they told my aunt to put him in a ice bath until the ambulance got there. Thats all I remember from it"
Quoting tinana +2:" Ice is bad because it can put a child- anyone really- into shock. Cool water/compresses is actually ideal. "
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" Its what they told her to do over the phone, I believe his temp continued to rise and they were trying ... [snip!] ... I would absolutely use ice. Its dangerous for your brain to have temps that high. Shock would be the least of my concerns."
Quoting tinana +2:" I definitely don't think it was made up advice or anything, and I'm not trying to be defensive- just ... [snip!] ... temperature though. A local child died because his parents packed him in ice for a temp of 104-105. I believe he was 4. "
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" oh jeez, I cant imagine she packed him in ice by ice bath I meant a regular cold bath with ... [snip!] ... cold bath with handfuls of ice thrown in to keep the water from getting room temp.... lol packing with ice is kind of extreme"