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Nurse Chickie

Written by The Twin Source


During the first two months of your babies' lives, you should call the pediatrician for:

  • Any fever above 100.5F (taken rectally)
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Refusal of several feedings
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Listlessness or unresponsiveness
  • Persistent coughing
  • Sudden onset of an unusual rash that seems to bother the baby

Remember, a good pediatrician's office will never complain about your calling. As a new mother of twins, you will have many questions; please do not feel like you should know all the answers or that you are bothering the office staff. You should find the telephone nurse to be very helpful. Ask her (or him!) any questions you have regarding your babies. She will be happy to help and educate you. Let the nurse decide if you need a same-day appointment.


Nurse Chickie, The Twin Source house RN, has almost three decades of nursing experience beginning with pediatrics in 1982, and more love for her “grandbabies” than two little twins can handle.


Always remember, the information contained on The Twin Source is not intended for medical diagnosis. Any medical information found on this site should be discussed with your health care professional. Always consult your doctor for any medical advice.

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