You Give Me Fever

Sometimes you think things really can’t get much worse, and then they do. Another weekend from hell, people. I’m tired. And praying to God that the twins don’t get sick. Because Tater is, and I know that means that the odds of the twins not getting sick are about slim to none. Yay.

Last Thursday, we realized Tater had a fever. Not too bad, only about 101. So we loaded him up on Tylenol, and kept giving him fluids. He wasn’t his normal, *effervescent* self – he just wanted to lay around and sleep. So I knew that he was getting sick. Thursday night I slept with him, and he slept  restlessly and the fever climbed to about 103. Friday-day same thing. Then Friday night, the fever climbed to 103.5. I freaked out, and we (hubby and I) decided to give him a bath at 3 in the morning. I actually learned something that you more seasoned moms already know: kids DO NOT like to be woken up and thrown into a lukewarm bath in the middle of the night. Needless to say, Tater was not a very happy camper.

Saturday morning, we headed off to urgent care because the fever was still high. We got there, and were happy to find out that his ears, throat, and lungs were all clear. I was told that as long as he was drinking fluids and that the Tylenol worked, he was okay and just fighting something off. I was also told if it didn’t get better by day 5, to take him to see the doctor.

Saturday night, same as Friday night…bath in the middle of the night because the fever got to 104. And on Sunday, it was over 104. I was really worried and wondering if we should take him to the emergency room. But the weird thing was that he wasn’t complaining at all. Nothing hurt; he said he just wasn’t hungry and was tired.

So this morning, I took him to see his pediatrician. And guess what? His tonsils were bright red and covered in those nasty little white pus thingies. Poor guy has (finally) developed tonsillitis! So it’s antibiotics for him. Hopefully they work, and fast, because I need a good night’s sleep…especially if the twins are going to get sick, too! After leaving the doctor’s office, we could either take the stairs or the elevator to get to the ground floor. Tater opted to take the “alligator” (aka: elevator).

On a happier note, the twins are starting to walk! They look so darn cute both stumbling around! I’ll try to get a video to post – it’s pretty entertaining to watch!

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And so it goes…

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Comments

  1. Ms. Understood says:
    Awww . . . poor little dude. I hope the antibiotics deal with the tonsillitis and break his fever.
  2. elizabeth @ twelvecrafts says:
    Oh no, Natalie! I'm so sorry it's been another tough weekend. I hope you get so much needed sleep tonight! I did have to smile a bit about the alligator - that's how both my kids say it.

    Sleep well tonight tired mom!
  3. Hope those twins develop an awesome resistance to those bugs....you deserve a break!
  4. Here's hoping that you are fast asleep right now and that your entire family sleeps peacefully until tomorrow, around 9am. haha

    Off to check out your links!
  5. The Urban Cowboy says:
    Dang it, poor little guy! At least the source was identified, and it shouldn't be long before everything is back to normal for ya'll {crossing fingers}.
  6. Ms. Understood says:
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    Hope the little guy feels better.
  7. So sorry to hear that your little guy isn't feeling well. Crossing my fingers that he gets better, and the twins don't get sick!
  8. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    That's just stinky. Is he going to have to have his tonsils removed?
  9. Pumpkin and Piglet says:
    Oh poor Tater! And you! I hope he gets better soon and the girls don't get sick *crosses fingers*. Any yay to the girls for starting to walk! Exciting times :)
  10. Booyah's Momma says:
    Wow. When it rains, it pours, right? Hope the rest of your week goes better... you definitely sound like you need a break from the madness!
  11. Poor Tater and poor you. I hope he's already feeling better.
  12. Poor Tater :( Hope the meds will help him feel better soon.!
    And you poor mama! I can't imagine how rough it's been for you. Caring for one sick kiddo is hard enough. I'll be saying some prayers so the twins won't catch the fever.
  13. blueviolet says:
    That is a high fever. I'm so sorry. I hope he's back to bubbly effervescence very, very soon!
  14. cooperl788 says:
    Ugh Natalie, that really stinks. I hope Tater feels better, and that you can get at least a good night's sleep. And hooray for the twins walking! It's such a fun stage, isn't it?
  15. Poor little guy! I'm glad he finally has something that can be treated!
  16. I've always enjoyed taking the alligator down.

    Hope things turn better soon. It's been a rough summer over there...
  17. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Oh poor munchkin!

    I always hated when little boy was sick when he was tiny. You feel so helpless...they're miserable, they don't quite understand, you can barely comfort them...

    Here's to antibiotics working at lightning speed.
  18. Megan (Best of Fates) says:
    I shall henceforth refer to all elevators as alligators.
  19. SurferWife says:
    awww, poor guy. I hope he feels better.

    Oh, also. Just a warning. Your twins are on my side. We had a little chitty chat and they said they would start walking to and I quote:

    "Distract their mommy for SurferWife"

    Be on your game, girl. You're real close to me.
  20. gringationcancun says:
    Glad he's ok!! and awesome parenting from you guys :)
  21. Laurie Wallin says:
    So sorry about the fever, tonsilitis and urgent care... Glad he's better now!
  22. poor buddy!!
  23. Aging Mommy says:
    Sorry Tater is sick - no fun and very frightening when their temperatures climb that high, we've only experienced it once but it was no fun. Hope he is feeling better soon.
  24. The Flying Chalupa says:
    It sucks so bad when you have a sick kid! And then no one gets any sleep and the suckage gets worse. Glad to hear the illness had an "answer" and antibiotics are at work!
  25. Good grief lovely lady, hang in there. I hope tater feels better soon and yeah for walking!!! And I don't know about you but I talk the alligator every chance I get.
  26. RoseBelle says:
    What I learned to do is to also have my kids eat bananas or pears whenever they have fevers. These fruits naturally reduces fever. I have three kids. When one gets sick, I keep the other two away. Having one child sick gives me more sanity than 3 sick at the same time!
  27. Man, it's so stressful when kids are sick. I can only imagine what it must be like for you with a little guy AND twins! No wonder you're so tired!
  28. Sluiter Nation says:
    Poor Tater! Boo to those tonsils! Glad today was better for you!!! Thoughts and prayers, momma! :)
  29. Colleen (Shibley Smiles) says:
    Glad you finally found out what was wrong. I hate when kids get high fevers. They always say it is a good sign that their body is fighting against something but it still gets a little nerve wracking.
  30. Karen Mortensen says:
    Poor little guy. I hope he gets better soon. Are they going to have to take them out? I had mine out when I was 20 months old.
  31. I hate those fevers that come and go and then after days develop into something even more nasty. Hope the little ones stay clear!
  32. Mama Hen says:
    The poor little guy! I hope he feels better soon and that you can also get some rest. I would love for you to come and join my new network! :) Come and visit Mama's Little Nestwork Natalie and join some pretty amazing bloggers! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen
  33. Funky Mama Bird says:
    Poor Tater and poor you! I hope he's feeling better on the antibiotics!
  34. I hope he's feeling better soon! I'll bet the twins are cute toddling around together.
  35. I'm more than a little behind on your blog... Is Tater feeling better now? I hope so. Poor little guy. And the twins didn't get it?

    Trips to the ER or urgent care frighten the daylights out of me.