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Poor baby — Voices In My Mind

Poor baby

by dee on November 8, 2005

What’s worse than having to stay home cause you are sick? Having to stay home because your sweet little helpless baby is sick.

I took Zach to the doctor yesterday for his 4-month check-up and immunizations. He did really well at the doctor’s and then ended up staying with me at work the rest of the day. He was a little fussy after the shots, but not too bad. As the night progressed, he started getting more and more fussy. I could tell he wasn’t feeling too good. He had a bit of a runny nose and was coughing every once in a while. He fought me when I tried to put him to sleep, but I finally got him in bed around 9:30.

He woke up about an hour later and I brought him to bed with me to snuggle for a bit. He didn’t wake up again until about 1:30 but he was burning up. I fumbled around and gave him a dose of tylenol and he went right back to sleep. The tylenol helped knock the fever down a bit and at 7:00 this morning it was 100.6 degrees. I’m not sure what it was during the night, but he was much hotter.

So, I called in to work and told them I had a sick baby and had to stay home. All day long today he’s gone between sleeping and crying and then sleeping again. When he’s awake I can put him down for only about 5 minutes before he starts screaming again. I know he’s just miserable and I can’t stand it that I can’t fix it.

I just hate knowing that there’s nothing I can do to make him feel better. All I can do is hold him and snuggle with him and hope that it helps just a little bit. It just breaks my heart to hear his pathetic little cry and know how miserable he is. I really hope he is feeling better tomorrow.

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1 Alicia November 9, 2005 at 1:27 pm

Poor little baby indeed. Hope he feels better. At least when he’s a little older he’ll be able to tell you exactly what’s wrong.

2 Island jen November 9, 2005 at 4:13 pm

Poor little fella, there is so little that even a doctor can do for the little guys too it’s frustrating. I’m visiting sickville with Nolan (and Paige) right now, it’s not fun.

3 Vera November 10, 2005 at 8:05 am

aww… i hope the little angel is a lot better now. you know what, i believe that you staying home and cuddling Zach IS making all the difference. try not to feel helpless in this situation. :)

i remember being a little kid too (not an infant of course), how not good it felt being sick. and i remember how having my mom stay home just to rub my back or stroke my hair or just stay with me made a whole lot of difference… oh, and if it was my dad who stayed home, it was good too. or my aunt. :)

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