Hello, I'm sorry your daughter is ill. She likely has a viral illness that will resolve on its own ; typically a virus can last 7-10 days. Low white cells count also suggests a viral etiology. I assume her pediatrician has checked her throat and lungs and did not find a sign of bacterial infection. Most important is maintaining her hydration and keeping her comfortable. Tylenol should be given no more frequently than every four hours, particularly in a child who is ill and if not drinking lots of fluids. Please post back with more questions.
yes the doctor checked her throat and lungs and didn't found anything wrong. her doctor told me to give her Tylenol avery 3 hours ans alternate with Advil; so every 3 hours it's Tylenol or Advil. Don't know what to do anymore. I did everything that you told and she still have a high fever - I can cook an egg on her belly lol
she is drinking lots of fluid. i'm giving her Gatorade as doctor told me.
The fever number is XXXXX itself worrisome, what matters is her comfort and making sure she drinks enough. The alternating tylenol and advil as you are doing is OK. You can also give her a warm / tepid sponge bath to help cool her off.
Great on the fluids.
gave her sponge bath and she even had a cool bath yesterday but I had to help her get into it
If she is worse, with any new symptom such as cough, or her fever breaks and then goes back up then she needs to be checked again in person by her pediatrician.
Yes, you will have to help her into a bath when she's sick.
If you are not comfortable with how she is doing, then you should call back her pediatrician since s/he can see her and examine her.
yes her fever breaks down but like i told you it's coming back up after an hour or so. she does cough
Do you think she needs to be checked again?
maybe but i've been to the doctor every day since Sunday
You need to trust your instincts as well as the doctor's advice. I cannot examine your child so I'm at a disadvantage. If you are worried then you should call the doctor back today.
i'm worried about her because her grandpa has colitis, hjer step brother has Crown Disease, her biological dad had 2 foot left of intestines before he died,her grandma also had problem and one of her aunt died at the age of 2 months old for the same problem. since my daughter is a baby, she has constipation problems
her doctor knows all about that
she is not constipated now
None of these issues is affecting your daughter right now. Since you are so worried, suggest you call her pediatrician back today.
ok thanks a lot for your time, patience and advice :-)
Your daughter has a viral illness in which fever is a normal part of her immune system's fighting the virus.
Please ACCEPT if I've answered your questions ; post back as much as needed, Best and hope your daughter feels better very soon,