Sunday, March 12, 2006
Something is brewing
Now here's a pic that sums up last night & today. Just as I was finishing up my post last night Ethan woke and was grizzling, which is unusual. I went down to settle him, but he was as hot as a little coal. [I knew he wasn't right!] I know the medical view now is to let children ride out temperatures, but when Liam was the same age he had a febrile convulsion and stopped breathing. The images of my baby, blue, in my husbands arms will be burnt into my memory for the rest of my life I am sure, and it's something I obviously never want to see again. So when our children have temperatures we act on it straight away. He was 40 degress (in his ear) which is 41 really. We stripped him and gave him panadol, which he then threw up all over me; so I drew the card to have the luke warm shower. After another dose of Nurifen, I pulled up the rocking chair to his bedside and there we sat, rocked, rubbed, soothed, sang, kissed, cuddled and snoozed in the breeze of the fan. Finally he slept. This morning I went in to find him just as hot... [repeat it all]. Thankfully he has slept most of today, and thank goodness tomorrow is a holiday and I don't have to go to work. As yet, I'm not sure what it is, but something is brewing.
I hope you all had a good weekend - yay! It's not over! I'm off to snooze while Ethan does.
Posted by Katie Toland at 5:27 PM