Sunday, November 9, 2008

Here we go again

Good grief, I should have expected it. But I feel a little blindsided because, you see, when my oldest suddenly felt feverish to me, I think I went into some kind of shock. He has and has always had a very strong immune system. When he gets sick, it is usually quick to pass. Yesterday and today, however, he has been down and out with a very high fever, malaise, headache and sore throat. He just plain feels crummy. I actually thought that with a 7 year old, it would be easier to explain the necessity of laying low and resting. Was I wrong! It was much, much easier to have my 5 year old understand this. This round has been a whole lot more challenging. As soon as the Tylenol/Motrin combo kicks in, he seems to think that he has miraculously been healed and he can give 'er 90! Such a catch 22. Gotta give the meds to regulate the temp, but risk him burning his body out cuz he thinks he's better. Sigh. Sick kids=no sleep for them and for me. This truly sux. I worry so much about fever. I lay awake most of the night praying that the temp will stay down, constantly checking it, feeling the body, giving cool wash cloth compresses all the while praying that I don't get sick next. Who will take care of me???


Deborah said...

Hi Sandy...I noticed you joined the Traditions of Christmas meme...but where's you post?? Once you write your christmas post, just come back and make a new link to THAT post...I can delete the other link for you.