My son has always been a spiker when it comes to fevers... had him in today with 104.7 fever that I couldn't seem to break. He used to be a lot worse when he was younger (7 now). He would get a lot of respiratory infections (pneumonia
and such). His immune system was just not strong enough. Now, he gets WAY less of everything. His immune system seems to have built up a little bit and we've learned to work with his fevers and what works for him. For example, lukewarm showers, a wet cloth on the back of his neck, witch hazel rubbed on his arms/legs/and stomach. I know that Tylenol
is not as recommended, however they had advised us to alternate Tylenol doses and advil
to help keep his fevers under control. But I think that every child has their own ability to fight off stuff or their system needs to build up an immunity to fighting off stuff. I hope your nephew builds up some more soon. I know it's frustrating and sad (been there), but wanted to let you know that you're not alone and hopefully his system build up too.