toddler feet - fever related?
I have a little boy, 2 years and 10 months, who 13 days ago tripped over as he stood up from the end of a slide.
he cried a little bit. but then asked to go to bed, as it was nearly bed time. i put some ice on it thinking he'd hurt it.
he whimpered a little bit during his sleep in the night and i thought i'd better get it looked at.
so we took him to the emergency, they did an xray. and sure enough despite the lack of any physical signs, the xray showed a broken _Metatarsal 3_ i've googled it and this is what i can come up with.
they've put a cast on it, a blue one...
they gave me a broad antibiotic and antinflamatory and some paracetamol to give him for a week.
he couldn't walk the first few days, he just crawled.
then he decided to stand up a little bit, and in the last 4 days he's been walking a bit.
it doesn't seem to bother him at all.
however, here are my 2 problems.
1- he has a fever.
it's been up and down, 38, 38.5, 39, 38, 38.5 etc.
i can't find anything on the internet about this.
do you think it's foot related?
2- his cast is getting a bit destroyed. he's got cotton wool coming out thro his toes.
is it possible to change casts?
ps: we are currently in a foreign country, so communication at the hospital was rather limited.