posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 11:27 PM
Bacteria and viruses can only thrive within a very narrow temperature range. That's why the body elevates its temperature when these things enter -
to kill them off.
To artificially fight a fever is to enable a longer sickness. In days past before antibiotics, it was not uncommon for folks to elect to be given
Malaria - to fight syphillus. If you died, too bad, but if you survived the Malaria and the accompanying high fever, your Syphillus was gone.
A 101 fever is a little high, but we all know that it's not terminal. You mentioned it was holding. Watch her, and be sure she forces down plenty
If it starts getting 102, then definately get her to the Doctor.