Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Home with Little Sister

My poor little peanut is sick, sick, sick!!

Sadly, she seems to always have something going on—runny nose, ear infection, crazy diaper rash. But she is honestly the BEST sick baby ever. I usually have no idea she's sick until I realize she has a fever. She just doesn't act sick.

But not this time. She's running a pretty high fever, and just wants to cry and be held when she's not asleep—but mostly she wants to sleep. I've never seen her like this. Makes me feel so helpless! Why can't I do anything!!!


I even took her to the doctor yesterday because her daycare had called to let me know she was running a fever of 100.7. No big deal, but I needed to get her home. By the time I got her home, her temperature had reached 102.5 and a dose of tylenol and 45 minutes later it was at 103!! It freaked me out a little that it was moving in the wrong direction so I got her in pretty quick, but was just told to make her as comfortable as possible over the next few days and that hopefully by Friday she'd be ready to join in again! Poor Kid!

This is where I definitely wished I was a stay-at-home Mom, or even a work-from-home Mom (although I think very little would get done unless the girls stayed in daycare while I did that work from home!).

Now hopefully Big Sis won't get it too!!



  1. Hey Lori! Poor Peyton! Just a little info...(I think I'm going post about this today) the body's temp needs to be elevated to fight the virus. A fever is GOOD! Let it work and she'll get over the virus much more quickly. I don't even treat a fever of 104 or 105! It seems scary b/c we are soooo conditioned to pump them up with Tylenol and Motrin, but that just eliminates the fever temporarily (if it helps at all) and then the fever just comes right back. It's better if it can break naturally. Just keep her hydrated and let her sleep. I hope she feels better soon and that it steers clear of the rest of the family!

  2. So sorry. I have a little girl with a high fever too. She's had it since Sunday night; we're very ready for her to be better! Hope everyone else at your house stays healthy.

  3. Poor baby girl! Sorry it caught up to you guys. I'm not sure how we've avoided it so far. Hopefully this will be it for your winter illnesses!

  4. Poor Baby P! I wish I was there to help you. Hang in there. Call if anything changes.


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