Tuesday, 27 March 2007

101 degrees F

J woke me at six this morning, calling from his bed that his neck, arms and legs hurt, nothing like the threat of meningitis to have me hurtle from my room to his, he sleeps in just pants so I quickly checked him all over for a rash, nothing but he was a little toasty, always fifficult to tell with J as to how hot he is as he always feels hot first thing in the morning from being under the duvet, even his forehead but cools upon getting up, but this time he lay in bed, eyes glassy, cheeks red and that hot smell kids have when they are ill. I couldnt call the doctors till they opened at 8.30, so decided to get us ready in case they said bring him straight in, they didnt deem it too serious when I rang so he was seen at 11am. A quick check-up and a history taken that he had had a slight cold and cough for a while and that yes he had a fever and probably a sinus infection as his head hurt whenever he coughed so we're on a course of antibiotics, the first course he's had since he was 18 months old and was hospilatized with pneumonia, took him home, gave him one dose, and within 10 minutes he was sound asleep, sat with him and within 20 mins he woke with such a fever it frightened me, 101 isnt that high as illness's go but J rarely gets one so to see him slightly disorientated, so hot you could hold your hand an inch away from his skin and feel it and unable to get up was scary, then the realisation that we had no kiddy meds left in the cupboard! great, scooped him up, put him in the pushchair for which he is far to big and almost ran to the pharmacy, was in such a panic as he was grunting by this point that I knocked over a display on my way in, assistant wasnt too impressed till she saw J looking dreadful in the pushchair, gave him a dose of paracetamol liquid and one of ibuprofen and he lay back down, within half an hour, he sat up, asked where he was and was it lunchtime? Been fine ever since and he giggling at 'Happy feet' on dvd, you'd never know I was worrying about febrile convulsions a few hours ago!


Maria said...

Oh, yes...they keep us on our toes, don't they?

I once knocked over a display of perfume while running to get my daughter some tylenol.

I smelled like Red Door for a week.

sweatpantsmom said...

Was it Boots pharmacy you were in? When we were there 10 years ago I couldn't get enough of that store.

(Great blog!)

Lanaya said...

Great work.


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