so this mummy is sick of my baby being sick. So far, in a space of about 6 weeks. Rue has had:
- 3 colds
- Chest infection
- Unknown origin fever which resulted in a trip to emergency (was over 40)
- Now has Conjunctivitis (pink eye) and a cold
My biggest issue with all of this is the fevers. Monitoring a babies fever is nerve wracking and constant. Rues fevers dont respond well to panadol or neurofen so i end out giving him them altnativley every 3 hrs (so each ends out being given every 6 hrs as recomended) just to keep it at a reasonable level (about 38C). I have gone through so many thermometers. The ear one broke, the under arm one is too slow as is the dummy one, both can take several minutes to work. We currently use a vicks forehead one but i often have to do it several times as rue keeps moving. Tonight it told me his temp was around 36 despite him feeling quite warm to me. Will check again if he wakes for a feed. Might end out having to get a proper ear one like the doctor uses. I just want him to be healthy!!