Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Noah Freak Out!

My little guy had a fever this morning of 101.
You may think its OK for a baby to get sick, and it is, but for Noah it could be life threatening. Scary right?

Luckily, I noticed it right away. At 6am during their feeding he felt fine, around 7am when I was burping him I felt his skin to be warm. I took his temp with an underarm thermometer and it said 100.8 but his endocrinologist specifically told me to check it rectally, well it was 101.. which is  exactly the temp that I should worry about. I started freaking out because its the first time I've had to deal with it, I had to give him his daily medication but TRIPLE the dose! (I have to do this for 2 days 3 times daily) I did it by following the directions of how to deal with him when he is sick but I couldn't help to question everything I did.

Fortunately, Jeff was home because Noah actually had to go see the endocrinologist for his checkup this morning, talk about lucky coincidence! He made me feel better and took over to finish feeding Noah his medication... I was on the verge of tears. What if I messed up? What if I did it wrong? What if I reach the point where I have to give him the emergency injection? Too many "what ifs" going through my mind instead of calming down and dealing with the situation at hand. I just couldn't help freaking out. But Jeff? He kept telling me that I did the right thing, that I noticed his fever immediately, that I gave him the higher dose of meds, and that I gave him some baby Tylenol, and he just made me feel more confident and better about the situation, thank you honey.

Noah is now better. Last temperature was at 99.1 so meds and Tylenol are working, he just seems to have a little cold. He is back to playing and smiling a lot. I just realized the importance of hiring a nurse to be here 24/7.... probably will not happen... but if someone is a nurse and wants to volunteer I will hire you, no questions asked! That just shows how irresponsibly responsible I am.


  1. That must have been so scary. Sorry you had to go through that. I'm glad he's feeling better.

  2. I wish I was there!! I would volunteer... except I am not a nurse. But I am SUPER good at taking temps and administering medicine. That's good right? Oh and I would totally watch the kids so you could have a nap... soooooo am I hired?!
    Glad he is feeling better my friend! And you are doing a WONDERFUL job!! (And so is Jeff :))

  3. Awww...Glad your little man is feeling better..Very scary though:(

  4. How scary! I remember Mark's first fever, we were already hospitalized for jaundice and he had an infection and needed 2 iv antibiotics at 4 days old. I was so worried. Hope you and Noah continue to feel better.

  5. Awww, poor baby! I hope he feels better soon!

  6. Oh sweetie! Im sure that is soo frightening! So glad to hear that he is doing better! Hope that he is on the mend!

  7. So scary. It's amazing just how much our life gets turned upside down by those little angels.

  8. Shanny! I've just been catching up on your blog, I've been so busy but always wonder how you are doing with the twins.

    1- WOW on you taking on brestfeeding/pumping! It was so hard for me with one baby I can't imagine how difficult it is for you! Making it o one month alone was a big deal for me, you are such an inspirational woman.

    2- I love the end of year recap, I can't believe that belly of yours! Happy new years to you, Jeff, Natalia and Noah!

    3- I'm sorry that Noah got sick, with his condition it must feel ten times worse! You did good Mommy, real good. I hope he is feeling better.

    4- I love LOVE their photo blog, it will be fun to watch them grow right before our eyes, thanks for sharing your cuties with us!


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