There isn’t much that will suddenly make me wide awake at 2am.  One thing that will, is having my child laying next to me and realizing he is burning up.

We were visiting my sister and staying in their guest room when I noticed HJ was shivering next to me.  I reach over to touch him and find out he is HOT.  I grab a thermometer and discover it is 103.8.  I wake my sister up to get some ibuprofen (thanks sis!) and lay with a cool cloth on his forehead.  I continue to take his temp every half hour and discover it to be slowly creeping down for four hours.  When the meds wear off, it shoots right back up.

We packed up quickly in the morning to head home.  I called HJ’s doctor and discover it is a virus going around, and he should be good in a few days.

This afternoon, I didn’t give him any meds to see what would happen.  It went up to about 102 by 5:30pm, and I gave in and gave him more meds as he looked miserable.

Luckily, my mom is going to take over for me tomorrow.  I have a new boss starting at work, so was quite worried I was going to have to be gone on her first day.

I am hoping HJ will be back in school by Tuesday, because I know he will be stir crazy by then.

3 Thoughts on “Sick Sunday

  1. Oh dear, hope he’s feeling better soon. I found out a few months ago, I can’t believe I had never known this, that you can give kids ibuprofen and paracetamol together as long as you stick to the directions on the bottle. I think ibuprofen is every 6 hours and paracetamol every 4. This works really well for high temps. You probably already know it, but just in case you don’t. Big Hugs xx

  2. Uff da, that is no fun! I’m glad your mom is around to help!

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