And man did it hit Bryce with full force already! I really dislike this time of the year because of all the sickies. Rylie got sick a lot during her first couple of flu seasons, so hopefully her immune system is super strong now and she will be able to avoid most of this crap this year. Bryce probably won’t be so lucky, though.
On Tuesday afternoon I got a call from daycare letting me know that Bryce had a “temperature”. (Just FYI…the word is FEVER. I would certainly hope he had a temperature. Grrr that drives me nuts when people say that.) Anyway – by the time we got done with dinner and took his temperature, it was 103.5. He had his bath and a shot of Motrin and went to bed. He woke up later as I was getting ready to go to bed and I ended up staying up with him for a while because he just wanted to be held. Poor little guy.
I stayed home with him yesterday. We were supposed to go to the ENT to discuss adenoid removal, but since his fever was so high I rescheduled that appointment so we wouldn’t be spreading sickies around that office. I took him to his pediatrician instead. After having his throat swabbed to rule out strep, and a catheter jammed up him (OUCH!) to rule out a UTI, he was diagnosed with a “virus” and we were sent home to wait it out. His fever was up and down most of the day yesterday and I thought it was a good sign that he went to bed fever free last night. Nope. Not so much. He woke up again around midnight and he was burning up. Last night, unfortunately, he would NOT let me put him down, so I ended up putting him in bed with us because I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer.
He woke up hot as hell again this morning. I didn’t even take his temperature right away and just gave him some Tylenol. I took it about two hours later and it was 101.4. My mom came up last night and is home with him today.
At this point, I’m pretty much expecting the Roseola rash to appear. My kids don’t normally get high fevers like this. Rylie only had a high fever like that twice – once when she had a reaction to the MMR vaccination, and the other time when she had Roseola. It could be many different viruses, so we’ll see. I just want him to feel better. You can tell by the look in his eyes how miserable he is. My poor little buddy.
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