Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sickness... once again
We've been the weekend battling Savannah's high fever... which went up to 104.5 at one point Friday night.
Earlier in the week we were over visiting Brooke and Haiden and the next day Brooke came down with a high fever... and although Savannah had a runny nose the next day I was hoping we would miss that part.
We just missed it by a few days.
Pat noticed Savannah was a little warm when we got to Vinny's on Friday so I gave her a little Tylenol and she perked up for her birthday dinner celebration.
But by the time we got home and got ready for bed she had a pretty high fever.... so more meds and bedtime with Mama.
When I got up in the middle of the night and checked her temperature it was 103.5 ... which the on-call nurse kindly explained was actually a point higher when you check in under the arm.
I stayed up most of the night watching Savannah to make sure she was breathing normally and called the doctor's office the next morning so we could take her in.
The doctor says she just has a cold and the high temperatures are nothing to worry about as long as she's not lethargic or rigid. She also told me that healthy children can expect to have runny noses at least 28 weeks out of the year.
The good news is that Julius has the same cold, but probably won't get the fever because of his age (according to the doctor). Savannah should also be back to her normal self (she fever seems to already be gone) in time for her Wiggly birthday party next week.
That's just scary!