He had a fever and I had to bust out the Nose Freda and our doTrerra Breathe vapor rub. He also had a barky cough so I was worried and thinking, "Croup? RSV?" A couple we know had just come home from the hospital after their baby was in the PICU being treated for RSV for 3 days. Yikes! At around midnight he woke me to feed him and he felt so hot. I took his temp and it was 100.4* (after adding the degree) which was officially a fever. With Ayden I'd be on alert but not overly worried but with my not-yet 5 month old? Different story. I took his fleece PJs off and took my shirts off and snuggled skin to skin with him for the rest of the night. I could feel his hot little belly against mine and could feel all of his little breaths. I didn't sleep well but I slept better than I would have had he not been so close. I took his temp about every 2 hours or so. My belly was telling me his temp was falling and it was right. By morning his temp was gone. The benefits of skin to skin are so AMAZING. He had nursed well all night so hydration wasn't a concern. He seemed to be feeling better. I decided to take a wait and see approach.
Ayden built his most elaborate masterpiece to date while we took it easy today:
When Logan woke from his afternoon nap, he was screaming crying and MISERABLE. Still no fever but his intake breaths sounded scary tight and painful. My gut said he needed to go to the doctor. I cancelled my dance classes for the second week in a row and as soon as David got home from work we were off for a Mommy and Logan date to the doctor.
He was a smiley champ the whole time. I thought they'd call me a liar and send us home saying he simply had a little cold but nope. Flu A. His fever was gone (at least at that moment) and he was all smiles while they swabbed BOTH nostrils at once (one for the flu and one for RSV) but I was no liar. My baby was really sick and my mama gut knew it. Lots and lots of nursing, comfort and rest are in his future which really isn't much different than the norm, but hopefully he'll kick it quickly. I have also taken immune boosting supplements to pass to him through my milk, we've put diluted oregano essential oil on his feet and have On Guard diffusing into the air. Everything we can think of to help support his little body for a speedy recovery.
Sleep sweet tonight, Little one. Mama's
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