Monday, July 21, 2008

Fever

As we set out to run errands yesterday and attend a friend's one-year birthday party, it became obvious that Arielle was running a very high fever. Immediately when we stepped outside in the driveway she told me how hot she was and tired (it was only 10:30 am so I didn't really believe her) and I told her she could sleep in the car. Well, she did just that much to my surprise but when she woke up her whole body was burning up. The temperature was hot enough outside but there was no mistaken that my baby had a fever. We ran in the grocery store across from the party and got her some medicine. At first I thought maybe she was feeling the affect of being at the pool for three hours the day before in 100 degree weather but her temperature persisted throughout yesterday and today. Needless to say we left the party very early and although Arielle was very dissapointed that she did not get to eat the cake (I mean the frosting), she was happy to go home and rest.

The thing I love about Arielle when she is sick (that doesn't sound like I mean it) is that she is so calm and peaceful. She is not one of those kids that gets very upset and cries when they are not feeling well. Like the time she threw up in her bed from the cream corn, she just calmly told us that she threw up and talked the entire time we were cleaning her and up until she threw up again. Last night when she woke me up at 3 am and her temp was 103, she just calmly said, "Mommy I don't feel good. I need medicine." That is another thing I should mention...this kid loves medicine. Always has and always will I guess. Her favorite thing to do when she take medicine is fill the little cup up with water to drink several times. Right now she is sleeping and she went to bed so easily. I hope her fever breaks and she doesn't wake up with another temp.

I'm glad I got to stay home from work today but I hope she feels better soon...

3 comments:

Meghan said...

carter loves to drink out of the cup too. i hope she feels better soon!!!

Momma to Bug said...

Arielle is better after 48 hours of fevers but now a co-worker's son is experiencing the same thing. Good news is that it's not strep throat. Hope your boys don't get it b/c it seems to be going around.

joco07 said...

I hope she's back to her fun self!