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104.5…Ick

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When I finished my last post, it was like a cliffhanger… I wanted to end the story.

So, three days after the children’s museum, my son had a fever. I was thinking, here we go again another sickness cycle.

I figured out he had a fever just before his nap time. So, before he laid down, I gave him some fever reducer, read him a story, and he passed out. He napped for three hours. Normally, he only naps for two hours, sometimes an hour and a half. This was a sign that he still wasn’t feeling well. When he woke up, he said “my feet hurt, and my arms” I was thinking he had pins and needles from napping. So, I told him lets jump and wake them up…he did a jump then walked away and laid on the couch. He even grabbed a blanket and cuddled up on the couch. This is definitely not normal after nap behavior…usually he’s a little ball of energy. I felt so bad for him…

I wanted to lower the chance of Eva getting sick, I tried to keep them separated as much as I could…Normally, we give them joint baths…not tonight!

Ethan, was a mushy cuddly sleepy boy. That is also another trigger for my husband and I to know he’s not feeling well.

My dad is visiting, so he and I went to a AHL hockey game(we are both major hockey fans). So my husband was on baby duty. They watched a movie and then took a bath. Just before bed, Ethan’s fever spiked to 103.4…my husband gave him some fever reducer and put him to bed… He conked out.

When he woke up in the am, he was a bubbly ball of energy again! A nice 24 hour bug/virus…this was Friday night.

Sunday morning, I woke up feeling like butt. I awoke to a sore throat and achy everything…Side note, thank goodness that this was a national holiday weekend and my husband was home… I laid on the couch all day, only getting up to eat and use the bathroom. Now, I completely understood how Ethan felt the day before… By dinner time, I was beginning to get the chills. I took my temperature and it was 100.3…So I decided to take a shower… Bad idea! It made my chills and aches worse. I decided to take ibuprofen to control the fever.

I bundled up and curled up under four blankets on the couch, I was literally shivering… I took my temperature again, and it was 103.7…. I then got in a temperate bath (Oh my goodness! That’s torture) it brought my
fever down to 101.3… I was still shivering and super achy everywhere.

I finally fell asleep! (My husband is sweet he laid on the couch with me
For a while and then went to bed once I was asleep…He didn’t want me to be alone!…Super brownie points for him) At some point I. The middle of the night I awoke in a puddle of sweat… I uncovered myself and got right back to sleep…when I woke up, I felt great minus a few aches.

I was fine all day, just a super sore throat, so I continued to rest and take naps. Like I said before thank goodness my husband had off today, he totally took care of me and the kids(went to the aquarium). Then, around summertime, I decided to take a shower… Again, bad idea! The chills and aches came right back. I took my temperature and again back up to 100.5…
This time I decided to drink a hot toddy…tea, whiskey, honey and lemon. Good old fashion medicine… Then my fever spiked to 104.5… I immediately got up and in the bath. Thank goodness this lowers temperature… It may be uncomfortable, but it works! 25 minutes in the bath, now I’m sitting here typing this with a 99.6-100.4

I am definitely heading to bed now! Hopefully, I will feel better tomorrow… If not then off to the docs I go!😷

I haven’t been sick like this in forever! I hope this isn’t the flu… You know the one year I don’t get the flu shot… And as the commercial says, “Moms can’t take sick days!” Thank goodness my dad is here too!

Till next time! 😄

2015/01/img_2565.jpg my cuddle buddy on the couch!

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Whirlwind Thanksgiving Week!

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Thank”sick”giving…Yup! That’s what our Thanksgiving was. I had two sick babies and one sick hubby.

It all began Monday morning. My husband went off to work with a tickle in his throat, nothing major. Then my son woke up with a 102.7 fever… This was the first time his fever ever got above 100. This is also the first time I have ever had to deal with something like this… so I did what I always did if he had a fever…gave him some Tylenol. Then I called my husband…I think I may have panicked a bit. I had him come home…I called the doctor and they just told me to watch it for 24hours and if it didn’t go away then to come in tomorrow… So that’s what we did! Luckily, it went away…My poor baby was so lethargic and feeling yucky… I never saw him like that before… It pulled on my heartstrings…

During the day my husband began to sneeze, cough, and say his throat hurt worse…Oh Boy! When we went to bed, he was feeling yucky, but not too yucky…He woke up and he was terrible, his throat was swollen. About two months ago, he had uvulitis, swollen uvula {hanging thing in back of throat}, that he went to the ER. His throat looked like that again, but not on the scary scale of how it was the last time. I told him to stay home. He insisted on going to work. At 11:30am he walked back in the door! Now, I have two sick boys in the house…Ethan was a bit better, no fever, but runny nose and a hacking cough and still very lethargic. Homeschool Pre-K took a break this week.

We were invited to go to Thanksgiving dinner over at our very good friends’ house. I texted them our status, because we were making the stuffing and another side, I didn’t want to just ditch them. This way they were prepared if we called on Wednesday night to say we weren’t coming. As Tuesday progressed, the boys were sick and Mommy and Eva were fine!

Wednesday, hubby stays home, Ethan is a little perkier-nowhere near 100%, but definitely better, Eva and mommy, still ok! We have a normal sick day, watch some TV, play some games, nap, mommy tries to get some stuff done, key word, try. As a family, since no one has a fever anymore, we make the executive decision to go to dinner.

I’m so glad that we did! We had an amazing time with our friends’ family. Our son calls one of our friend’s parents Grammy and Gruffy! They are Ethan’s extended grandparents and he loves it! And we know that they love him. Our family is far away, so we only go to them for Christmas time, so it was lovely to be surrounded by them.

We arrived home a little late, but the kiddies were sleeping and we managed to transfer both of them to bed without waking them…First time ever! At 3:30AM Eva awakes screaming her head off. I get her, and she’s burning up. I take her little temperature and Whoa! It’s 103.5…I get my hubby up and have him run a luke-warm bath, while I try to nurse her to calm her down… HAHA! Yeah right, she was so uncomfortable, she couldn’t stop to eat. So, at 3:40AM, we got her in the bath and she started to calm. As soon as she was calm enough to not choke, we gave her some Tylenol. I began pouring water down her back and over her shoulders while she played and splashed. I think we had her in there for 30-40 minutes. When we took her out, she was still warm, but not burning up. I retook her temp and it was at 101, I was so relieved. We got a diaper on her, and crawled into bed and I nursed her to sleep. When she woke up, she was happy and warm. Her fever was riding at 100; she had a runny runny nose, and now a hacking cough. I didn’t call the doctor this time, because of what they said when I called for Ethan. I watched it and by dinner time her fever was gone.

Happy Than”sick”giving! Having two sick babies and one sick hubby doesn’t help me get anything done. For the past week our house looked like a bomb exploded laundry, toys, and dishes everywhere… HAHA! I have finally begun to catch up, that even includes this blog.

Somehow we managed to decorate for Christmas over the weekend…It’s kind of a big deal for me…Ethan and hubby are much better, Eva just still has a runny nose. And I’m finally starting to clean up our house…Catching up feels nice.

I am the only one that didn’t get sick. Fingers crossed that it’s not lingering and going to hit me hard…

Till Next time!

IMG_1620.JPG all of us at Thanksgiving dinner!