Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Danielle finally got it

or something. She's been running a fever since Sunday morning. I took her to the ped's on Monday. As it usually happens, by the time we got there she'd cooled down to an almost normal 99.1. The dr put her on antibiotics. Her ears are infected and her throat is a bit red. He didn't do a throat culture because he's treating the ears.

She was really burning up last night. I don't think I've ever held such a hot kid in my life. My arm was hot, irritated and bit sore...like I had a bad sunburn. I kept waiting for her to go into a febrile seizure. Wondering if I should take her to the ER anyways. Hard to justify that when you can't tell them her temp to begin with. WHERE ARE MY THERMOMETERS!?!?! She feels a lot cooler now.

She's really hard to give meds to and it bothers Liz to hear Danielle upset over it. Little does Liz know, she was a lot worse then Danielle in that department! Hmmm that reminds me that there are such a thing as tylenol suppositories. Wonder if I can find them OTC here (had to have a script for them when Liz was a baby).

These next few weeks are going to be busy! Between all the things going on in school (field trips, picnics, olympics, and special days) and having the next few weekends booked solid (party, picnics, wedding, bridal shower). I was thinking it'd be nice to have a few days off of school on Friday and Monday but they are now filled with activities.

The kids are looking forward to some WARM weather so they can go in the pool. Yesterday Eileen couldn't understand why I'd say no to them swimming. So what if it was only 49 degrees out! According to the forecast they may get to go in this weekend....if we're home.


Jody said...

Oh, I hope she feels better soon.

My second son would run some wicked fevers....usually in the 105 range, but occasionally 106. It was terrifying.

Lori said...

You can get tylenol supositories OTC, but you have to ask the pharmacist. At least here (Texas) thats how you get them! I hope she is feeling better soon!

Lori (occasional lurker)

Lisa said...

Poor baby! I hope she's better soon. Kid's asked me when we're getting the pool out. I told them since we had frost on Monday I'll wait awhile, thank you very much.

Paula said...

Anya had a fever like that last week, also during the night and febrile seizures crossed my mind, too. Her little hands were even hot, and her mouth felt hot when she nursed.

Of course she won't let me take her temp even if I could find the thermometer. I just used both Motrin and Tylenol overlapping, which is safe to do.

She had an ear infection and had just had vaccines, so don't know which caused the fever. Our dr. likes to have you wait to start antibiotics with ear infections unless they don't get better on their own after a couple of days, but hers seemed to.