Anyway, around 4.30pm, Jayden developed a slight fever, his body was feverish and warm and fussy too, temp. reading around 37.5 d.c. We gave him Parmol right away, after that the fever went down slightly. And around 8.30pm, his fever came back, we gave Parmol again. He was so drowsy around 9pm and slept off. But not for long, he woke up around 9pm+ and was crying... he fever was quite high then, almost 38.2d d.c. We quickly sponged him and applied the cooling pad. We were both up monitoring him and making him comfortable. He was cranky every now and then, but still able to play and babble. Around 1am, we all went to sleep together, we were so tired!
At 4.15am, Jayden woke up crying, and we checked his temperature, it was almost 39 d.c!!! I was worried cos anything above 38.5 d.c., we should seek medical attention. I told my hubby better not wait anymore, what if it goes higher? So we rushed to SJMC, that was the nearest medical assistance we knew that was 24 hrs. Anyway, it was just a 5 mins drive. Nurse sponged him down and gave him suppository through his rectum to lower his temperature. He was screaming the whole time cos he didn't like cold water all over his body...
Doctor said it might the following possibilities that caused the fever:
-2 vaccinations that day
-Jayden wasn't feeling very well last few days, weaker immune system
-might be a underlying virul infection
Doctor advised to:
-drink more water (which Jayden doesn't like very much)
-dilute his milk, that will help his phlegm. And if he gets hungry faster, give him diluted milk to make sure there are more fluids in his body.
-if fever don't go down today, to see paed.
We came home at 5.30am this morning and we were all so exhausted... 3 of us hit the sacks immediately.
This morning, Jayden was much better, fever went down and he was back to his old smiling and cheeky self. Will have to monitor him today.
At SJMC after sponging him