Day Ninety-Seven

Walker awoke at 1:30 a.m. screaming for Mommy.  When I went to get him, he was still hot and not feeling well.  I brought him into bed with us and waited for sleep to arrive.  He tossed and turned (as did I) and finally fell back asleep at about 2:30 a.m.  Dave got up for work about 4:45 a.m.  As he was leaving, he leaned over to kiss us both good-bye.  Walker woke up screaming, crying and burning up.  Broke my heart as he cried “Mommy!, Mommy!” and kept trying to crawl on top of me. 😦  It took us a good 30-45 minutes to calm him down.  We gave him another dose of ibuprofen, put a cold wash cloth on his head and stripped off his clothes.  When the ibuprofen finally kicked in, we turned on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Dave left for work.  Walker stayed in bed watching TV until just about 8:00 a.m. while I dozed in and out of light sleep.  By 8:00 a.m., the fever broke and he was ready to play.

We headed for the family room where Walker played with his Legos for about 30 minutes before he was hungry.  He ate two entire packages of instant oatmeal and had bites of my Jenny Craig breakfast as well.  With his spirits up and his temperature down, I quickly showered, dressed and headed to the store for some Pedialyte and soup.  It wasn’t long after we arrived at home I was cooking soup for Walker, looked over at him sitting on the couch and noticed his eyes getting red.  His fever was back in full force.  It was 103 this time.  I changed him into a lighter pair of  PJs, pulled out the cold washcloth and gave him some more medicine.  He finally dozed off around 12:45.  I brought him into his room where he slept for two hours.

When Walker awoke from his nap, he was screaming, crying and burning up again.  It was time for a cool bath.  He was not happy!  Afterwards, I didn’t put any more clothes on him – just a diaper for the rest of the evening.  He crawled in my lap and laid on my chest while I rocked him in his rocking chair.   He dozed off for about another 45 minutes and I was able to cat nap as well.  I was woken up by the sound of a ringing phone.  It was Sally.

Bob and Sally came over shortly afterwards, bringing a great bottle of Chianti and good cheer.  Bob made dinner for us and brought it over to our house to eat.  It was wonderful!  Unfortunately, Walker missed out on the good stuff as he still didn’t have an appetite, but he did eat the bread and some fruit.  I love my neighbors!  Thank you Bob and Sally!

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