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I would have to agree with you, fever for 5 days in an 8 month old baby is a cause of concern
I believe that there could be potentially significant reasons for the same, that require a visit to the pediatrician
these include (but are not limited to) an ear infection
or even a Urinary Tract infection
I would certainly encourage an urgent appointment with the pediatrician today...
tell them that she is lethargic and not herself, and you will be seen
The examination will help decide if any further tests are needed/ prescription medications are required,
Can i help you with any thing else?
The ped checked her ears Monday. No ear infection. He didnt think she had a twmp Monday bc she was 98.8 but she had just had tylenol. I can feel a difference even when her temp i s 99
I understand, but 4 days have passed since that time, it is certainly possible to develop an ear infection in this time period
also a UTI may need to be ruled out given the h/o of vomiting, and mucus in stools
I am concerned with the weekend coming up, that she may become more unwell,
and require a visit to the ER....
Ok. She is not exibiting any signs of ear infection. No tugging on ear. Would her urine be a diff color?
It is very difficult to be sure about these problems on the basis of the history alone,
however yes, the urine may be concentrated and a bit yellow
PLUS she MAY have some pain during/ after passing urine...
But again none of this needs to be present in many small babies
Also, could a change in my diet effect her? I've been eating ypgurt which I haven't eaten since she was born.
Fever and lethargy will not result from your eating yogurt
She had been eating less ppl food and just drinking more. Is that significant?
People food.Could she have a bacterial infection bc of mucus in stool
Could I try to cut out people food and just breastfeed her or is there no reason to do so?
Yes to what?
That it could be a bacterial infection
we need to get a pediatrician to have a look again for the same and consider prescription medicine for the same
Ok. Thank you. I will visit the ped office tomorrow. My normal ped is on vaca so we've seena stand in which is never the same
Thank you and have a good night
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