I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell

Filed under: doctor,symptoms — by Lauren on June 16th, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

Actually, Anya has a fever – her first – and the cure was Tylenol and lots of rest.  She was fairly cranky today, understandably, of course.  We learned that taking her temperature under her arm is significantly inaccurate – 97.4 vs. 101.5 done the old-fashioned (read: rectal) way, at least with our thermometer.  We also discovered that one of the nurses at our pediatrician’s office is a moron who could not figure out what the proper dose of Tylenol for an 8 month old is.

Anya probably caught whatever I’ve been battling since Thursday even though I haven’t had a fever (but boy, does my throat HURT.  It is hard to sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” over and over again when it feels like your tonsils have been replaced with rocks.)   The old wives out there would have you believe that she’s running a fever because her top two teeth are starting to come in, but our doctor says teething can’t cause a fever.  Whatever the reason, I hope she’s back to her usual sunny self tomorrow.

One Response to “I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell”

  1. Amnesty Says:

    Aw, poor Anya! Daisy had a little fever today too, but I can’t find the baby Tylenol, so she only got chamomile. 🙁
    I hope Anya is feeling better now!