Hey there. Our youngest is sick. Last night, he started showing some signs of fussyness and a slight fever. We chalked it up to him teething. He's been drooling like a lil monster and can't keep his hand out of his mouth. We expect some teeth to pop out soon. Anyways, last night got tough. He started getting a little flushed and started to feel warmer. We gave him some Tylenol with hopes that the fever would diminish. It did... but very slightly. We ended up staying up most of the night to keep an eye on our little one. We checked his temperature throughout the night and kept an eye on his breathing. Come close to 3 am or so, we finally got a few hours of sleep in.
At about 6:15 am, I got up and checked his temperature. 100.6... Not too bad, considering that at one point is sitting high at 102+. We got ready and headed off to work. My mother in law then called us to let us know that the baby seemed sick. We asked her to take him to a doc to check him out and before long, we receive a voicemail that the doc said the baby has pneumonia. Our hearts sank. In my eyes, it's nothing but a glorified cold, but I know that that the elderly and the very young, can have some pretty serious complications from contracting it.
Luckily, we were able to get away from work and check on our son. My mother in law lives minutes from where we work so we were able to get to our baby right away. When we got there, our baby was asleep, but flushed. He still had a temperature and after he got up and ate, he went back to sleep.
Right now, the little guy is still sporting a fever, but we're sure it's because the doc gave him some antibiotics. He didn't see the need to send our boy to the hospital. We don't want to make a trip there, but we are eyeing our boy like a hawk to make sure he's not displaying any of those symptoms that would require emergency care.
Earlier in the day, my wife told me that he was looking better and managed some smiles and laughs. We have a check up with the doc tomorrow morning. I'm hoping that after a good night's sleep, he'll be feeling a whole lot better. Later.