When my ten year-old was born she was diagnosed with Hay Wells Syndrome and spent several of her first years of life frequenting the genetics department at the University of Florida to determine what symptoms she had. Once she began teething it became quickly noticeable that she had temperature regularity/sweating issues. Her fevers ran higher than we ever thought possible, and her hands and feet were like heating pads because the excess heat had no other escape.
In 2006 she had the most frightening (at the time) fever spike we had ever seen. Her fever was steady at 102.7 for much of the day until it spiked to 105.3! My husband panicked! We rushed her to the pediatrician’s office where he made a note to mention her fever to genetics. She was teething…. and running a fever of 105! It was terrifying. But the doctor insisted she was fine.
A year later we had a second run-in with a high fever. Her hands were sunburn red and hot – so hot I couldn’t touch them. I took her to the hospital where she became lethargic. We spent several hours trying to figure out what was wrong and found no cause.
Her fevers quickly escalate from “average” to “emergency” so fast that I was often feeling like a failure for not catching the spike sooner. No matter how many hours I would spend holding her, watching her sleep, and taking her temperature – it wasn’t enough. I wasn’t catching her spikes before they reached emergency levels. My husband was terrified she would have a heat stroke, or worse.
I needed Baby Check ten years ago! With it, I would have been able to provide my child’s doctors with answers to questions that I wasn’t able to answer. As parents, we can watch our children, we can take their temperatures every hour – but we can’t catch everything on our own. For some children, especially children like my daughter, spikes that occur between the usual check-in time can have horrific results.
Every fever needs to be monitored. Even my children who don’t share her severity with fevers still have moments where a fever can get out of hand. Last year my preschooler had a fever that refused to break. My husband sat for hours holding him in the tub, keeping water flowing over his body while he slept in his arms. Three nights in a row his fever would spike without cause. That was three nights in a row that we didn’t get any sleep!
Have you ever tried to get a cranky toddler’s temperature before? It can resemble a chicken race or wrestling match. Some of our children will wake up during their temperature reading very angry. They don’t want to be bothered, they don’t feel good, and would much rather be left alone. With Baby Check, you can put on the armband and leave it for the entire duration of the illness or feverish episode.
Beyond Important: Parents with premature babies can track and store information with the Baby Check app that they could never track before. Take a look at the video below for more information regarding what Baby Check can do for your family, for your peace of mind:
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