What to muse about today?

January 27, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

Ashlin didn’t too much better today, even with antibiotics.  Her temperature never really went below 101.5°F, even with a combo of Tylenol and Motrin.  She slept a lot of the day away, really wasn’t her chipper self.  One nap was on me, and although the snuggle was nice, she was so hot.  A little furnace. Hopefully she’ll be better tomorrow.  If her fever doesn’t go down, I’ll probably call just to see if there’s something to worry about.  There probably is.  Sigh. ~~ She woke up just before her sister got back from day care.  102.6°F.  As we were coming downstairs, she threw up.  Not too much, but as she had eaten almost two hours before, not spit up.  As I was deciding which way to go to get her cleaned up, she threw up again.  Just a bit more this time, but not a lot.  Wonderful.

I Feed Me!

Although she was falling asleep in the highchair, I didn’t want to put her in her crib.  Nervous about her throwing up again upstairs, where we may not be able to hear it.  Stu started defrosting some Pedialyte, and then snuggled her while I helped her sister eat dinner and then Skype with the grandparents. When the pedialyte was defrosted, she was a bit more awake, but was not really interested in drinking it. She did have a sip or two – All by herself!  She’s so big! – but that’s about it.  We nursed instead, and she’s now sleeping on the bouncy chair.  I’ll take her upstairs to her crib soon. I hate that she’s so sick. I’ll probably call the doctor tomorrow, especially if she still has a fever. My poor baby. ~~ 9:05pm – I just moved her upstairs.  Her temp was about 99.1°F, the lowest it’s been in about 3 days.  Maybe the antibiotic is finally working.  Once I put her down, she rolled over onto her side and grabbed her glow seahorse.  She loves that seahorse.  Tucked her in and turned up her monitor.