Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's 2:00 Do You Know Where Your Men Are?

Wow, what a night -or shall I say morning- we had! I had just finished up Emily's 2 AM feeding. She was still awake, though just barely, in her bassinet. I was dozing back off when I hear a faint, "Mommy" over the monitor from Tyler's bedroom. I opened my eyes thinking that I was imagining the sound. Once again, I hear the cry again only this time much louder. I slowly rise, kicking the covers to the side and draping my feet over the edge of the bed trying to gather my witts about me because let's face it at 2 AM it's hard to be at your best. I reached Tyler's room and he was sitting on the edge of his bed. I sat down beside him and he proclaimed that he wanted me to hold him. I reached over to pick him up and he was burning with fever.

I took him to the bathroom to potty, carried him into the kitchen and gave him some Motrin and we laid down in my bed. Brien woke up and felt of him and immediately asked if I thought we should try to cool him down. Remembering a few months back when my sister's son was rushed to the ER via ambulance due to seizures from high fever I quickly agreed with his analysis. I got a cold wash cloth and a cold drink for him bringing back the thermometer. I scanned his forehead and the result was 103°. He was not happy with this decision and was screaming that it was too cold! I decided to go to the ole standby...a Popsicle. He was excited with this decision as any 3 year old should be.

Needless to say, at 2am we were up with the little guy feeding him Popsicle and wiping him down with a cold wash cloth. He was at the doctor yesterday and was given a clean bill of health. There is a virus with high fever and headache lasting two to three days going around. The pediatrician said he could be a victim of this virus. Since this is day three of a night time fever, hopefully it's the end of it. Right now he's still in bed with his dad. I had to get up at 5 to feed Emily and I knew that if I laid back down I would never get back up in order to get everyone up and at 'em. My coffee has finished brewing, so I am going to go get a straw and drink it out of the pot so that I can stay awake for a while!

11 comments, add yours here:

Stella said...

Poor Tyler! And Mommy too!!

Hope you get some rest and Tyler feels better soon!!!

Lois Grebowski said...

Hugs! It's no fun when any of our babies are sick.

:-(

Try and sneak a few winks today. Okay?

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Remember nap when they nap later, and do not drink the coffee through the straw trust me it hurts bad.
Hope little man feels better soon, my sister had this issue when she was little.

Kara said...

Sorry you had a rough night. Hopefully his fever stays away and you can get some rest.

Callie Ann said...

Oh Girl, I sure hope you guys will be alright. It will probably hit everyone in the house now. Hopefully not though. I hope you get some good sleep soon.
Love ya Cal

Linda said...

I'm tired all over again just reading this! Poor Tyler and poor you - I bet you have sleep deprivation written all over you!

Better luck for tonight!

Akelamalu said...

It's so worrying when little ones have a fever. I hope Emily doesn't catch the virus honey. :(

Desert Songbird said...

Ugh. Having an infant and a sick preschooler is not fut. Don't forget to take care of yourself.

Mimi Lenox said...

Oh wow. Sending prayers....

katherine. said...

ahhh...those were the days....

smile. Hope he feels better and doesn't share with his sibx.

thank god for caffeine!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm glad he's okay honey. When they are little they get sick so quickly, It's always pretty scary when they have a fever too. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)