Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Roseola and 1st tooth coming!

Two nights ago Tyler was making some strange noises in his bed...Scott was watching him closely on the baby monitor and asked me if there was something he could have been chocking on in his crib. I went to check on him and he was BURNING UP! Just an hour ago he was fine. So being this is the first significant fever (thank the Lord) we were a little nervous. We stripped him down and let him crawl around while we researched the fever on the Internet. I could not find the ear thermometer so Scott got out his commercial take a temp in 1 second....the result 103! So we gave him some Tylenol dressed him in light clothes and Scott gave him some water and rocked with him for about a half an hour. He slept for about 3 hours and was up again. He wasn't really fussy, just making some strange noises and tossing and turning. I let him lay by me for an hour or so and then gave him another dose (the fever hadn't really changed) then put him back in bed. He woke up around 6am...I nursed him and he slept until 7:30...with no fever at all! We were very thankful. He was fine last night and then when I was out doing errands today I noticed he had a rash all over his legs and arms....and then everywhere! He is fine and just as happy as can soon as I saw the rash I remember a couple of my friends that have experienced this with their kids. So just in case you are unaware of Roseola here is a good website describing what it is. The worst part is the high fever and making sure you can break it. Unfortunately it is spread when there is no symptoms so no mom can ever be at fault. It's just a part of life.

THEN today as I was nursing Tyler before his 2nd nap he started biting me (OUCH) and I stuck my finger in his mouth and felt a tiny sharp piece of tooth just breaking through! I don't know if I'm excited about that or not...but it's going to be cute...another milestone for Tyler!



Youch on the teeth! I stopped nursing Chase after he had teeth b/c he'd latch on hard AND turn his head to watch TV!! Double youch!! Sorry about the roseola. I think all kids must go through that - I know all 4 of mine had it.

LoveLladro said...

Dear Lord that's terrifying! I can't even imagine how you and Scott stayed so calm! Kudos!