Jan 11, 2011

Being Sick is No Fun

Aedan has had a running nose and some congestion since last Wednesday. I figured it was just a cold and would go away soon enough. Then on Sunday he wasn’t acting himself. He was pretty fussy and not really interested in playing. I finally decided to take his temperature and it was 102.5. Poor little guy. We gave him some Motrin and put him to be early. He tossed and turned and whined most of the night, so I knew he didn’t feel well at all. Once he started sleeping a solid 12 hours a night around 4 months, I can count on one hand the nights he has woken up after bedtime.

With a fever Sunday night, I knew he couldn’t go to the babysitter’s house on Monday so I had to cancel my meetings. It is tough with my job because I only see my clients two to three times a month so when I have to cancel it can really throw things off. Luckily my client was very understanding and I was able to get everything rescheduled.

Monday morning Aedan slept in a little and then ate a little bit of breakfast. He looked like he was going to fall asleep while I was giving him his cereal. I put him down for a nap early and he slept for 4 hours! I kept checking on him because, while he is a good sleeper, a 4 hour morning nap is not normal. I kept alternating Motrin and Tylenol and in the evening I thought he was doing better but then his fever shot up again.

This morning he still had a fever so I decided to take him to the doctor. They did a flu test (it was negative) and a white blood cell count (it was normal). They decided it is probably just a virus and hopefully his fever will go down by tonight.

Poor thing just looks so sick. He was not happy about the flu test or the white blood count test.


I just hope he feels better tomorrow and that neither Jon or I gets sick.


1 comment:

Chelsa said...

Poor little guy! Hope he feels better SOON!