Wednesday, October 11, 2006
So the lowercase is still sick. He woke up this morning with a temperature of 102 degrees.
We saw the pediatrician and were given dimetapp for the congestion, saline drops for the nose, and orders to continue with the baby tylenol and add in or alternate baby motrin.
So far today he's had less in 3 feedings than he normally eats in one. He is irritable and stuffy and having a rough time of it. With all the stuffiness and runny nose, he can only breathe through his mouth which, in his mind, makes eating impossible. I'm doing my best to remain calm and sane -- hard to do when your baby has never really been sick. We've had a couple of fevers (usually related to immunizations) and a runny nose once...but never an actual illness.
And of course I feel responsible because even though he was nursing very little and taking most of his milk from a bottle (and most of the time that was formula with one or two bottles of thawed breast milk each day)...yesterday was the first day he really didn't want to nurse. In the entire day, he nursed maybe 3 minutes. So, you know...no antibodies coming from me...that must be why he caught the cold. Logically, I know that isn't the case, but I just feel so guilty that I couldn't keep him from getting sick. Stupid, yes. But how I feel all the same.
The ped told us to go to the pre-op appointment this afternoon anyway and that way if the surgery is cancelled, it won't be because we didn't do everything possible.
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