I know you guys arent doctors but i thought i would ask since some of you have kids and are around kids often..
My daughter has had a fever going on 9 days now. I have taken her to the doctor 3 times,she is on antibiotics.she started running a fever on wednesday , and had a sore throat ect.. Her fever got to about 103.5 and broke out in hives all over. Her throat swelled more her glands in her neck got huge, she had other symptoms aswell, headache, yucky nose, coughing,,But mainlt it is her throat. Took her to a clinic on saturday, he said more than likley its a virus, and probablt not strep since she has teh other symptoms.but he gave her antibiotics anywasy just in case.. He said if it gets worse or has a hard time brething to bring her back and we would give her a steriod shot to reduce the swelling. So she did get worse and she got the shot, It helped that night and thats all,the swelling came back and she still had this high fever and Motrin would hardly bring it down.So i called the another doctor and talked to the nurse and she said its not common to run a fever that long with a throat infection,espeially since she was on antibiotics for 4 days, So i took her back, and he said it seems to be a virus,but he changed her antibiotic to a stronger one , just in case, i asked him about her immune system, if maybe it was weak or something, becasue everytime she gets sick , she stays sick forever and just cant seem to fight it off. He said once she is over this, that we will do blood work to check to see whats going on with it... Sooo after all of that long mess,, Is it common to run a fever that long? Have any of your kids or any kids you been around run fevers that long? Im really worried that she has something wrong, I mean in October she has the Croup, which normally kids get over that quick and she didnt, she ran the fever many many days and stayed sick, same with the flu, Everyone else in the family gets over it quickly and has minor symtoms compared to hers.
Anyways sorry to ramble on and on, i know you guys arent doctors, but i was just wondering if you knew of anyone that ran fevers so damn long. I know im sounding like a paranoid mother, but seeing her so ill , and staying so sick all of the time worries me.