My nearly 4yo has had temperatures since Friday night. He has been groggy and sleepy, and on constant panadol since Saturday morning. He reacts well to the panadol, but as soon as it wears off, he gets the major sweats, is shaky and delirious, so we top him up again.
We took him up to the gp clinic at the hospital yesterday afternoon, an hour after he took panadol so his temperature was down to 37c and he was smiley and talking, so they sent us on our way (understandably) but is still the same today, and is now refusing to eat more than a biscuit because it makes him gag and throw up bile.
I just temped him just before his last dose of panadol and it read 40.1c (under arm temp) and then a hour after panadol it read 38.5c.
I am hesitant to take him back to the clinic because they think it's best to ride it out, they believe it's viral. I understand that, and am definitely not a hypochondriac mother or panicker, but I feel with those kind of temps over nearly 4 days now just seems like a lot.
Just after some reassurance.