Thursday, April 29, 2010

Peggy Lee Knew It All Along

You give me fever
When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night

~ You Give Me Fever - by Peggy Lee

Wouldn't you know it?

Just as the weather gets nicer, and I'm set to head out for a girls' weekend away with several of my Just Cre8 design team members, Aili comes down with a fever.

And not just any fever.

She hit about 103 degrees F on Saturday night and since then, has fluctuated between 99 and 103 degrees F.  We've been alternating the acetominaphen and ibuprofen, as directed by our pharmacist and doctor, to keep her fever (and possible febrile seizures, as she's prone to them) at bay.  But she's having a hard time kicking this virus!

I took her into the clinic on Monday morning.  Not only because her fever was so high and came on so quickly, but she was complaining of nausea, headache and a sore neck.  Meningitis came to mind so quickly that we wanted to rule it out for our own peace of mind.  Her fever had abated to about 99*F by the time we got to the doctor's so she suggested that it was viral and to call her if it worsens.

She was still warm on Tuesday so we kept her home another day.  She slept from around 1pm to almost 4pm, and still went to bed at her regular bedtime!  She seemed better on Wednesday so we sent her to school, but by 3pm, the latchkey supervisor called to tell me that she was complaining of nausea and a headache.  She commented that she just didn't "look herself".  Gary picked her up around 5pm and she promptly fell asleep, waking briefly to take some medication and go potty.

She seemed fine this morning (an at-home day for her and I), but fell asleep on the couch around 1pm and woke up with a fever of 103*F again.  I called the doctor's office but had just missed her - she left at 2pm today!  However, after telling the receptionist that Dr. Johnston had advised me to contact her if her fever persisted, she called the doctor and then phoned me back to say that Dr. Johnston would be contacting me to check up on her.

I do love our family doctor!!

So, please keep her in your thoughts - hopefully it's just a virus she's trying to work out of her system!

ETA:  I just checked on her (she's sleeping - again!) and she's a bit sweaty so I think the fever's broken! YAY!


  1. I hope she is feeling better soon.

  2. Oh dear! I hope the fever did break. Poor kid!! Hope she feels better soon

  3. Oh no.. I hope she feels better soon.. we have been going through something here as well.. you need to get some rest too...


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