Quick post. . .yesterday we had our first fever. . .it was so sad!
When I got home from work, I started dinner right away and we actually sat down to eat at 5:30--an unheard of time for us. I kept commenting to Pat that Aidan looked really tired. He seemed happy enough, but he really didn't eat much.
After dinner, Pat took Aidan up for his bath and then, because he was shivering, put some of his warmer PJ's on him while I did the dishes. I then fixed Aidan some warm milk--part of his evening routine each night. Pat then went on to bed to take a nap before going to work at 11:00 pm.
Aidan wandered off and I lost track of him momentarily. When I realized I wasn't sure where he was, I went in search of him and found him laying on the Living Room floor. His face looked flushed so I asked him, are you all right? He responded, "Aya (what he calls himself) night night." I immediately knew something was wrong. . .it was only 7:30 by this time!
I went to pick him up and he was just a little furnace. I took him upstairs and took his temperature under his armpit. . .102.6! And, I've heard you're supposed to add a degree! Needless to say, I was very worried. I gave him Children's Motrin, put a lukewarm cloth on his forehead and then rocked him for a while before putting him to bed. I was then up about every two hours checking on him all night!
I must thank my sister Amy, whom I called as soon as he was in bed. She totally reassured me and told me to do all of the things I had already done, making me feel so much better about what I was doing! Thank you, Amy!
The fever dissipated and did not come back, although we kept him home today. But, boy! His little eyes looked so sad! I did not like that experience at all. Poor little guy! Thank goodness it seems to have been one of those passing bugs that only affected him the one night!
I'm sure I'll have more experiences like that one again. . .I'm totally not looking forward to them!
But, hopefully they won't happen soon or even very often!