First fever

šŸ˜¦ šŸ˜¦ šŸ˜¦ so babygirl has had a little stuffy nose lately and it’s one of the things I was afraid of when I decided to send her to daycare; all those other kids and other people and coodies. Lots of coodies. Not like I had a choice but I knew I would be seeing the doctor soon enough.
But Sunday I noticed she had a cough I didn’t like and come Monday it was still there with the runny and stuffy nose and it was sounding a little worse. I should have know that she was not feeling good because she was fussy and fell back asleep while I was getting ready for work, normally she’s up and alert watching Mickey Mouse club house..

I watch her daily report very frequently. When I’m at my desk, I’m checking it as often as every 15 mins or less if I can because I want to see and know what she’s up to, call m crazy if you like I don’t care. But when I checked it Monday afternoon and saw that she had a fever I ran out to the hall to phone the daycare. They said she wasn’t feeling like herself and she had a fever šŸ˜¦ my heart dropped I grabbed my stuff and tried calling her docs office. Of course they put you on hold when you actually need them, but I picked up some baby Tylenol and a better thermometer on the way to get her. She looked so “blah” when I got there, just so out of it and it made me heart break even more. Her docs office gave me some instructions and I let my job know that I wouldn’t be able to come in on Tuesday.
After we got home she responded well to drinking milk but not solids. I gave her a little mild bath and turned on a humidifier in her room. Her fever broke at 2 am but she still wasn’t feeling well. She would just wake up with this little whine and I could tell she was feeling crummy. She woke up about every two hours.
Her fever came back this morning and has stayed pretty much all day fluctuating from 99.5 to 101.7. she has been sleeping most of the day next to me but occasionally she’ll wake and cry. I’ll change her and check her temp, try to give her some milk to keep her hydrated, I’ll try suctioning her little runny nose but it’s not easy cause she really doesn’t like it. She also reallllly hates the Tylenol whether it’s the taste or the syringe I don’t know but i have to fight her to take it and I hate that she cries when I try to give it to her but it helps with the fever. Then she’ll whine til she falls back asleep. Most of the time she just wants to cuddle and fall asleep on my chest šŸ˜¦ not that I don’t absolutely adore cuddling with her, I just wish she was feeling better.
When I realized she probably wouldn’t be feeling better by tomorrow I got the docs office on the phone and scheduled an appt for tomorrow. Hopefully they can give me something to make her feel better.
I hate having to do things she doesn’t like like force feeding her the meds and suctioning her nose and I just hope this sickness passes quickly.


3 thoughts on “First fever

  1. Patricia John (Granny) says:

    So sorry that the little one is not well, and that you have to cope on your own. You know, with all
    my heart, how much I would love to help you, if I could. You are a marvelous mother and I am so
    proud of you. Love


  2. Amy says:

    yoy’re doing great Bi! This happens to all babies in daycare. Arryn ended up with “hand,foot,mouth” disease (yes its as disgusting as it sounds) but we got through it and all of the other cooties she’s had over the past 2 years. As a mom it makes you feel crummy, but it helps build their immune system. This too shall pass and Bri will be happy baby again before you know it! šŸ™‚


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