I'm totally out of my depth, and I am confused as to what I should/shouldn't be doing....This is the first time DD has ever been sick!
On Saturday afternoon, DD felt very hot, so I took her temp and it was 39 degrees. However she seemed happy enough (babbling away, eating, etc) but she was lethargic and tired so we gave her a bath and some nurofen and put her to bed. She awoke for dinner, and was happy again, with no temp in sight.
On Sunday morning she woke and was totally fine - eating, playing, chatting. Sunday afternoon rocks around and she felt boiling hot again. Took her temp and once again it was 39 degrees. This time she was more irritable so we gave her nurofen again and put her to bed. Just like Saturday, she woke up at dinner time, but this time she was quite distressed and still felt hot. After having a cuddle with her on the couch and watching some TV her temp returned to normal and she even ate dinner. She seemed happy enough.
Then Sunday night she woke at 3am and was hot again and very upset. I slept with her in the spare room as she wouldn't let me put her down in her cot without screaming. She slept fitfully and woke at 7am this morning - once again she was quite upset.
She doesn't seem to have a temp anymore, however she is definitely on edge and unhappy. She keeps telling me she is hungry, but will barely eat a thing I make her. Even her fave foods aren't being touched - despite the fact she keeps dragging me to the pantry repeating "hungry hungry hungry!". I thought maybe she had a sore throat, but she wouldn't eat her yogurt, which I would have thought would be OK if she had a sore throat. She is drinking a bit of fluids, but not as much as I would like.
I would have thought if she had a cold/flu, she would have a cough or sniffle or runny nose or something, but she has none of these things. She isn't touching her head or ears (to indicate headache or earache), she has no rash, she doesn't have diarrhea, and she hasn't vomited. What on earth causes fever and irritability, but nothing else? If she gets another temp of 39 should I be worried?
So, what do you think I should do? Do I leave it another day, and if she is still the same tomorrow take her to the GP? Or should I be taking her today? Keeping in mind it's now 2 days since she first had a fever and she doesn't seem to be getting better yet.