Saturday, June 28, 2008

First Fever

We just got back from the pediatrician, and after thorough inspection and a white blood count test, it seems Jules has a virus of some sort.  Luckily it doesn't seem like croup or ear infections (both of which some baby friends have), and with some rest, hydration, and time he should be feeling better in a few days.

So Jules slept all through the night until about 4:45AM, highly unusual, especially with all the teething going on lately.  I went to get him to bring him to bed to nurse, and noticed that he was pretty hot.  Took his temperature, and it came back around 103.  Yikes.  Tried to get ahold of Pete (who is working the mid-shift, 10:30PM - 6:30 AM), no answer.  Called the nurse line at the pediatrician, was told to dose him with tylenol for anything over 102, and wait for worsening symptoms before coming in.

The bottom three teeth have broken through almost completely in the last few days, but the top two are really taking their time.  You can see everyday his gums are a little more swollen, and they are a little close to the surface.  So maybe he's managed to snag himself a teething fever since there seem to be no other symptoms.

Either way, he's in our bed sleeping now, Pete should be home in an hour, and I'm dreaming of having my own espresso machine.  

1 comment:

Mandie said...

Sounds very stressful. I hope that he feels better soon and that you can get some rest. Hang in there!