So, I recently made a post on here about how my seven month old was running a 102 fever. Well, yesterday morning, he woke up with a fever of 103. He threw up and kept shaking. So we decided to go ahead and take him to the ER. The DR took a look at his ears, nose, mouth, and even ran some blood. Everything was normal. The dr said it was a viral infection and that he had seen a lot of young babies that week with the same symptoms. So they sent us home and told us to give him tylenol every four hours.
Well, today, his fever has gone up and down. From 101 to 103.3. And it is 2:33 here and this is the first time since he woke up at 9:00 this morning, that he has slept for more than 5 minutes. Every time before now that I would try and get him to nap, he would sleep for like 5 minutes and than wake up crying.
This is the first time he's been sick with this high of a fever. He had a cold at about 3.5 months but the highest his fever went was 101. I am absolutely worried sick about him. I just wish there was more I could do to help him...though I am glad he does not have the flu.
I've been breastfeeding A LOT today which I am hoping will help him getter better soon. Also, I don't want him to get dehyrdated. I swear, he has been permanently attached to my boob all day. I think he might have had trouble sleeping because he had gas on top of everything else. I rubbed his tummy, after stripping him down to nothing but his diaper, and he farted a lot and then took a big poop. It was slightly runny but it's been a lot runnier before.
Not really asking any questions, this was more of an info/rant post. But if any of you experienced mommies have any advice on things I can do to make him more comfortable than please, I am open to it. Also, in my other post, a lot of people were saying how sometimes it's best NOT to medicate. I'm simply following the dr's orders. Also, I skipped a dose last night when his temp was 101 and I woke up 3hrs later and he had a fever of 103.5. So, I will not be skipping another dose.