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Thursday, April 1, 2010

The sick bay

Yesterday S's ear infection caused her to have a terrible fever. She had had two doses of her antibiotics but the fever came in HARD. Tylenol did nothing, I ended up taking her to the doctor around 3:30 pm at which time her temp was 102.2 but later that evening it spiked to 104.5! I was ready to take her to the ER but wanted to try everything I could to get it down with out going to the ER (at which I would have been sitting in a waiting room able to be nothing) so I put ice under her arms and cold wash clothes all over her (Kobe got those for me as I held S, she was so limp!) . What really scared me was her breathing, it was so labored. I got it to come down to 103.5 which isn't great but better. Ben finally got home with Motrin and I gave her that and within half an hour the temp was WAY down.

The kids love these fold up bed things my parents gave us. They hall them all over the house and when they are sick they are confined to them. Much more comfortable than the bathroom floor :)

In this picture you can't see it very well, but they both have the end of their bed things elevated, almost like a hospital bed. It cracks me up.


Vicki Aeschliman said...

Got to love the sick bays.