Monday, February 18, 2008

Poor Baby!

I took Fritter in to the doctor's today, because he is not getting any better. This morning around 4am, Fritter woke up with a 103.2 fever. The doctor did a nasal swab test on him, and he has RSV. On top of that, he has an ear infection. Yuck! I just put him down for a nap, after he only ate a few bites of a PB&J and a few bites of Jello, and his fever was up again.

My dh will be home today, thankfully. I don't realize how much I rely upon him for moral support, until he's not around to give it. I can be such a worry-wort, and he is much more realistic. The past few days have been a haze for me, and neither Fritter nor I have gotten much sleep. What's worse, the doctor said this RSV can stick around for as long as 6 weeks! I'm prayinng for the grace to get through this with a sound mind (and maybe a little rest).

Thanks for listening, my friends to my whiny post. Any advice you'd like to share?


Cheryl said...

I'm sorry that your son is still sick. My ds 7 had RSV when he was 2 weeks old. It was very scary. He was in the hospital for a week including time in PICU. I barely slept. I later ended up with a sinus infection. They said he might be sick for about 3 weeks after he left the hospital, but I think he was actually better within the week. I'd say just keep praying and try to get as much sleep as you can so you don't get run down too. I'll pray.

Cmerie said...

Oh, how scary! I have been trying to get some sleep. Fritter actually slept through the night last night for the first time since Friday, so that was nice. It's hard to rest myself when I lay him down for a nap. There's so much that needs to get done that just can't when he's awake, because he wants my constant attention. My dh got home yesterday, and after two hours, he said that he could understand why I was so tired. He was tired already! ;-)

Anonymous said...


Luke and I are remembering you all in our rosary every night. I am so sorry that poor little Fritter is so hang in there! Thank heaven your dh arrives home today!


Michelle said...

Definitely try to rest when he naps. I know you have things that need to be done. If he goes down for a nap, give yourself a half hour to sleep (set an alarm). Do your work after that until he wakes up. You do need your strength.