Thursday night at bedtime was the last time we saw kiddo’s fever. 103.2 was the highest it got, and then with some tylenol it went away.
Yesterday he was pretty grumpy, but fever free. And after a 3 hr nap and some good snuggles, Lewis started acting normal. He ate a little, was really good about staying hydrated, and was full of energy.
Well… he just woke up about 30 mins ago and his fever is back. And it is high. Almost 104°. I am totally freaked out.
I hate to involve medical professionals unnecessarily, but there is something completely unnerving about picking up your child and realizing that his skin is so hot that it almost hurts to touch him. He was literally the warmest human I’ve ever touched.
So I called the after hours line for his doctor, gave him some tylenol, and waited for a call back. They called less than 10 mins later, and kiddo had so much mucus in his throat that he actually threw up on me while I was on the phone with the nurse! But we determined that he didn’t need to come in tonight, since the fever had already started to come down with the tylenol.
She said to come in immediately if it shoots up to 105. And because it went away for a full 24 hrs and then came back, we have to go back to the doctor again tomorrow. Lucky for me they have Saturday hours!
Kiddo is in shorts and snuggling in my arms. He is dozing, and I’m hoping he will zonk out here pretty quick. But even if he doesn’t, I always say that my mommy-well runs deep when he is sick. I can sit here all night with him if he needs me to.