Monday, May 21, 2007

Summer Fever...Literally

Summer has had a fever since yesterday.  When she got to my granny's house after church, her skin was hot to the touch and her cheeks were red.  I didn't think a lot of it because my sister said she had slept on her chest during church.  But, after her nap she was still hot.  Her cheeks, arms and shoulders were all red.  I gave her some Tylenol and looked for my thermometer, but it was not in either one of her bags.  I took her clothes off .  We decided to get a cold rag and put it on her.  She was having NONE of that.  So, we tried to give her a cool bath.  She wasn't having that either.  We got my niece to get in with her, but she did not like it one bit.  I guess it didn't help that I kept dipping the rag and putting the water all over her body.  She only stayed in there a few minutes, but her body was much cooler when she got out.  That lasted a little while.  My dad told us that he saw the thermometer in the back of my car.  We had already got her calmed down though so I decided to wait until I got home to take her temperature.  I did and it was 102.4.  So, I gave her more Tylenol and put her to bed in a diaper only.  I checked on her at 10:00 and she did not feel that hot so I went to bed.  At 2:00, her temperature was 102.2.  I gave her more Tylenol and put her back to bed.  When we got up this morning, her temp. was 100.4.   At 1:00 this afternoon it was 101.  Before she went to bed it was 101.4.  I am almost out of Tylenol.  I have another bottle somewhere at the condo, but I let her play with the other day and I can't find it.  We should be going home tomorrow, and I know I have more there. 

I was really wanting to go home today, but it did not turn out that way.  I have not been there since last Thursday.  My dad was in all weekend, so I spent the last two days at my granny's house.  It was nice to get to see him and a lot of my other relatives.  My pepaw and dad had a lot of visitors today.  Two of Pepaw's brothers and one sister came by.  I think he has a couple more sisters, but there are so many I can't keep track.  It is crazy how big families used to be.  I guess some still are.  I can't imagine having 5 kids!!!  I think I might go insane.  Summer might be enough for me, but I might want one more.  I always thought I wanted twins, but after Summer I think that would be very hard.  She was not that difficult, but the first few months were pretty tiring.  I can't imagine having two babies to feed...especially if they had different schedules and Summer was on a completely different schedule.  That doesn't sound like fun to me.  I hope I am not jinxing myself, but I don't really believe in that kind of stuff anyway.

I am going to go spend some time with Clint before we go to bed.  I just wanted to got on here and write about the fever. 

On brighter note, we had a great weekend.  Amanda graduated from high school which was the BEST graduation I have ever been to.  Short and sweet.  It lasted about an hour and that's it ( I wish I could say the same about my graduation last December).  We took her and a few friends out to eat before we went which was nice.  So, we just have 17 more years with Summer to go and we are free again.....that sounds like a long time.   I am sure it will be fun though.   For the record, I am not in a hurry for those years to pass by.   I want to cherish every day I have with my family, and I already do.

3 comments:

lrodawg said...

You may want to try alternating Tylenol and baby motrin, that always helps when Cameron is running a fever. Since one is acetaminophen and the other is ibuprofen. Is she cutting more teeth? Too bad she can't tell you what is wrong :)

vssunnyad said...

Before Sloan was born Paul and I said we would get pregnant again right away. Well we decided that we are just not ready yet and may not be for a while.

vssunnyad said...

Before Sloan was born Paul and I said we would get pregnant again right away. Well we decided that we are just not ready yet and may not be for a while.