was scared

Philippines
February 3, 2010 5:18pm CST
I noticed some rashes on my 2-year-old back. It resembled that of a measles but she was complaining of sorethroat and her fever shot up. I had to forced fluids for 3 days. Laboratory said it was a bacterial one and the doctor gave her antibiotics. She was never sick like that. On the fourth day the fever went intermittent and finally went down. Got scared of the high fever, she was having a delirium at night and I had to watch for the worse like convulsion and seizures. It is a relief she get over with it now and I realized this is the start of my toddler struggle to childhood disease and my motherhood challenge. Now, that she is exposed to different places, situations and friends. Yes, she had her immunization complete but I know it will not free her from other respiratory diseases. As a mom, we always wanted the best of health to our children. Do you have similar experieces? Lets Share.
6 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Feb 10
When my daughter was about eighteen months old she broke out in a rash. I took her to the walk-in clinic and they diagnosed her with rash of unknown origin. I took her to the doctor where they told me that she had a rash but they didn't know what was causing it. It continued to get worse until I finally took her to the emergency room where she was finally diagnosed with Scarletina (strep throat that has migrated out of the throat) and given antibiotics. To date that has been the scariest moments that I have had as a mother.
• Philippines
6 Feb 10
That was the worry i had to bear that moment. A Strep throat could cause heart and kidney complication if nor treated well. The antibiotic did its wonder.
@ramos7881 (345)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I'm glad your daughter is feeling better. That does sound like a terrifying experience. I have 4 kids, so I have spent many a night staying up late with feverish, sick children. I have only had two experiences though similar to yours - my youngest son has recurrent terrible ear infections and we couldn't get his fever down. We had not taken him to the doctor yet, because of course, his fever started on a Friday evening. We ended up taking him to the ER in the middle of the night on Saturday so they could get the fever down. The second time was when we all got a possible case of the swine flu - it hit my youngest son the hardest, and I was with him day and night for 4 days while he maintained a fever of 103 degrees. I too understand what it is to be scared.
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Gee thanks! Why do fevers always go up in the middle of the night? When I looked to my own mom, I admire her for rising the four of us with a year gap espicially during hard times. Some diseases could be transmitted from one to another that's mean more sleepless nights and scary moments. I hope your son best of health. Kudos to all MOM!
• United States
4 Feb 10
My children rarely get sick. They are exposed to a lot of germs and I am sure they don't wash their hands every time. I am not a germaphobe. I think the more germs kids are exposed to the better. It makes their immune system strong and able to fight off infection. It is very scary when they do get sick though.
@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I am glad she is feeling better. It is scary when we don't know what is wrong.
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
It is normal for parents especially mothers to worry too much for their child/ren. I have a 4 months old baby boy who got a fever after his second doze of 5 in 1. He was just 2 months old then. The pedia already told me that it is normal for some children to have fever after the vaccination (injection). However, I still got so worried especially my husband. He even wants to confine our baby in a hospital. It was about 1 a.m. I told him to wait for at least 2 more hours and see if the fever will go high. Almost the whole night my baby would not want me to place him back to his bed. We just cuddled for almost two hours. Then, he fell asleep and just about two hours his fever was gone.
@kymomof3 (155)
• United States
4 Feb 10
It sounds like strep throat. My 2nd born daughther gets a rash and high fever with her strep throat,which is bacterial and can be treated with antibiotics. I have 3 children and its the scariest part of being a parent when they get sick and have a high fever.I have become more experienced now with all the doctors visits and illnesses,that I know how to treat the fevers. I rotate the ibuprofin and tylenol every 4-6 hrs. If their fever gets up I put them in a warm bath and it helps bring it down so they dont get to the point of delirium or convulsions.My son(1 yr old) had his 1st high fever a few weeks ago and it scared me even though Ive been through it with my 2 older daughters. It was a sleepless night with thoughts of the worst.I took him to the pediatrician 1st thing the next morning and it was an ear infection.