Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Babys Sick :(



So Rylan was super fussy Sunday and by Sunday night had developed a cold. By Monday morning he was running a low grade fever and I gave him some Tylenol, which helped. We spent the day indoors playing and doing arts and crafts. I had forgotten how long a day can be when spent indoors and realized how much Rylan and I both enjoy being entertained elsewhere. But we made the best of it and had fun. Monday night Rylan started running a high fever and I began rotating the Tylenol and Motrin every four hours. I couldn't believe how hot he was! He is SUPER uncooperative when it comes to getting his temp taken so I just tried to get it as long as he'd let me and I never got an accurate reading. To say the least, our night was much longer than our day had been. Then in the morning he became extremely hot and could barely walk. He was stumbling around and his eyes were barely open. I finally forced him to let me take his temp after he started pointing at the tile and telling me there was a "hole" there and he wouldn't step on it! It had risen to 104 degrees even with having rotated the meds all night. At this point I was a wreck and Ben was at work. I quickly got in a timid bath with Rylan and that helped a lot! In the bath he opened his eyes and was talking and everything. Ben came home and we took him to the Dr. She said there is a viral thing going around causing alarming fevers and as long as it didn't get to 105 degrees it was ok! (I just can't believe that, especially after seeing Rylan at 104 degrees and hallucinating!) But anyways, Ben gave him a blessing and within a few minutes he was doing much better. I still haven't been able to kick the fever completely and as of a few minutes ago it was 102 degrees. I would normally freak at that temp but after this morning I am just thankful it isn't any higher! I really hope he feels better soon and have worried about him so much. I never knew how scary being a mom could be! At least for now he is sleeping soundly.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Yes, being a mum is the worst and the best! Welcome.

Stephanie said...

Poor Rylan! Poor you too! I hope he starts to feel better soon. That's no fun!

Heather said...

I was wondering where you guys were at swim lessons this week?! Poor Rylan. It sounds a little like what Mattie had on top of her UTI. Hopefully he doesn't start throwing up too. We hope he feels better soon.

Faith said...

Thanks everyone! We did have another rough night. Well, he slept ok but I had to keep waking him up for meds and then I kept a cool cloth on his head.So really I just didn't sleep. Finally about 4am he started feeling normal again! I had bought an expensive ear thermometor, w/ reluctance, last night and I will tell you what, it is worth EVERY penny!!! Today he is doing great, just a little grumpy. So hopefully our trip to Tampa tomorrow is still on!

Erin said...

Glad Rylan is feeling better!