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I'm worried about Hope (my youngest - six months). Yesterday she woke up from her afternoon nap with a fever of 39.8 C (over 103 F for you Yanks) and very agitated, panting and rapid breathing and then holding her breath sometimes, and she vomitted, too. The same thing happened in the middle of the night on Friday night/Saturday morning. I didn't take her temperature then and wrongly assumed it was teething related.
Yesterday I got worried. I called Telehealth Ontario and then after going through everything with the nurse, she told me to take her to Emergency due to the breathing thing. When I arrived at CHEO I was told that it was a 3 to 4 hour wait and of course by then the ibuprofen had kicked in and she seemed fine. I went home and got an appointment at our after hours clinic last night. The pediactrician there said that all the symptoms are related to the fever and her ears and chest are fine. He didn't give me a reason for the fever happening but said to check in with my family doctor in the next couple of days. Then at 5:00 this morning it started again.
Now I'm getting pretty concerned. There has to be a reason and it just doesn't sit well with me. I really feel that something is wrong and I'm getting nowhere so far. She seems like she is trying to push something out of her in the middle of the fever - her breathing sounds like she is exerting effort. Any ideas out there?
I'll be going to our family doc today. Hopefully I'll get some answers.