Hiya, it's been a lil' while since my last post and my what happenings. I awoke at 3:30 am last week Tuesday to find my previously healthy baby boy roasting with a fever. At 1am when I fed him, he seemed fine, but at 3:30 I felt him kicking me and heard him whimpering. When I picked him up he was roasting :'( for a quick second panic set in and then my instincts kicked in. I took his temp and it was a whopping 100.76 degrees Fahrenheit or 38.2 degrees Celsius. I gave him children's Panadol and put him back to bed (of course that was the end of my night's rest). I spent the night Googling ranges of body temp and remedies and trying not to panic (too much).
When a decent hour finally dawned, I did our usual routine and left strict instructions with the sitter to take his temp every hour or less (if he got excessively warm)and went to work with a very heavy heart. I called his paediatrician as soon as I got in office, after hearing what I did and his temp I was instructed to continue doing what I was doing (little comfort). While he seemed a lil' bit better in the day the night brought more challenges. Why do children seem to always get sick or take a turn for the worst at nights?
Thank God for his aunts (one reminded me of the old-time, country remedy and the other brought it to me - Benjamins Rose Water). Trust me, it works! After undressing him and rubbing him down with it and wrapping him in a towel, allowing him to dry - he started sweating and the fever steadily went down *whew*. Of course I called doc the following morn and took him to see her on the Thursday. She told me he was in better health than me (not surprised since I hadn't slept in two days and was now coming down with something dreadful myself). By Thursday night I was a mess and the medication I was on only made him cranky and groggy all night, so even less rest for mommy *sigh*.
By the Friday morning I was barely running on fumes and was in pain from head to toe, so I took the day off from work, went by my mom, ate, took meds and slept. Now we're both on the mend :) Thank You Lord :)
A big thanks to my very supportive family who assisted me through this rough patch. The love of family can never be overemphasised. I love you all *big hug and kisses* xoxo