Friday, October 10, 2008

Poor Sick Baby

Sara has been running a fever for the last two days. Man I hate it when my children are sick. Their happy, independent selves turn into grumpy sad little sack of potato, "I don't know what to do with myselves."

Sara has been a toaster box. I haven't actually taken her temperature. Baby thermometers aren't very reliable (at least the one I have) in my opinion. And there is little chance of me rushing a feverish baby to the ER. (I learned my lessons well that the ER doesn't care about fevers unless there are other symptoms. Chase once had a fever of 106 and after waiting two hours to be seen they sent us home because he was still smiling) So we are just trying to get her comfortably through it.

We are keeping her drugged up on Tylenol and Motrin. But poor thing is even too miserable to sleep. She just lays in her bed moaning. And eventually I go in and get her and she falls right a sleep on my shoulder, leaving me to sweat out the next hour or so trying to be still and doing absolutely nothing at all.

Anyway...I'm sure all of you, my "Mommy" friends are saying, "been there and done that." We all know how it goes. But I though this picture of Sara summed everything up realistically, for her sake I can't say nicely.

7 comments:

Nicole said...

She is such a chunk :)

Sorry she's miserable. She definitely doesn't hide her feelings (she wouldn't be smiling at the ER)

Sarah said...

Jace was feverish and sluggish last week. I DID take him in, and he had an ear infection--no other symptoms, just feverish and not his usual self. A dose or two of the antibiotic, and he was back to normal. I'd ask someone to check out her ears . . .

Stacey B. said...

Poor, sad little Sara. I just want to give her a hug. I would so much rather be sick than to see my babies sick. I hope she feels better soon.

Heather said...

I hope she's feeling better by now. Poor little thing looks so miserable.

Sarah said...

Even miserable she is the cutest thing ever! Is her hair sort of reddish?? Hope she feels better!

Familia Bethers said...

Man do those pictures say it all! Even though many of us can say "been there, done that," it sure doesn't make it any easier does it? I sure hope she feels better soon. She is so adorable even when she's not feeling well, isn't she?

a loving family member said...

Poor Baby,
This is sure not the normal smiley happy Sara, hope she gets to feeling better soon.
Love
Grandma D