Nine months without any serious illnesses came to a close Monday. Taking Toren into daycare on Monday, Debi noticed he was feeling hot. She mentioned it to the workers at Toren’s daycare and they said they would monitor it. Monitor it they did… When he woke up from his nap he had a temperature of 101. They called Debi and she picked him up, then took him home and set up an appointment with our pediatrician for later that day.
While there was nothing obviously wrong with him, our pediatrician’s best guess was a bacterial sinus infection. She prescribed antibiotics and Tylenol. We followed our pediatrician’s directions, but Toren remained feverish throughout the night. Toren was clearly not feeling well; he wasn’t as happy and chipper as he usually is, he didn’t want to be put down at all, and was sluggish, hardly moving at all when you put him down. However, it wasn’t THAT serious as he was still eating and drinking and there were no other symptoms of a serious problem.
I stayed home yesterday with Toren and he was still feverish all day and was still not feeling well (sluggish, unhappy, clingy, etc.). By the time he was ready for bed yesterday we were a little worried – his temperature was still up (101.4) and didn’t seem to be dropping. However, from what we had read online, fevers can last several days, so we were waiting it out.
Then, Toren woke up this morning and he was back to his old self – ready to play and happy. Phew!
This does get easier as they get older, right?!?