Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sickies

We had our first bout with sickies this past week.

On Saturday we had lunch with some friends, came home for a nap and when Liam woke up he had a fever. He was acting very clingy and uncomfortable. I took his temperature and it was 104 degrees!

It is so scary to have a sick kid, with a higher fever. Google is not your friend.

We called our amazing pediatrician and she reassured us that Liam would be fine as long as he kept nursing, stayed hydrated, and was having normal diapers. And to call if anything changed.

For the next four days we did a lot of snuggling, nursing, and sleeping.

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Our pediatrician also recommended alternating between children’s Advil and Tylenol to help reduce the fever and give the little guy some relief from the pain.

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The meds really seemed to help him stay comfortable. I could tell when they were wearing off, as that was when he got grumpy and whinny. I would check his temperature and it would be back up at 104 degrees.

By the forth day he seemed to be in much better spirits and no more fever. Back to daycare he went…

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