I am so grateful, in that the entire duration of Kimble's first year of life, he has never been sick. Not even a sniffle. However, that was bound to end at some point. Last weekend marked the change. Kimble woke up Saturday morning (the morning after the big blanket donation) with a high fever, and it didn't go away (even with Tylenol) for three days. He was so sad, had no energy, refused all food (but luckily still drank fluids) and just wanted to be quietly held, all day (and night).
Tuesday morning, he woke up with no fever. He wasn't back to his normal self, but he was feeling much better. During the next two days, he was still recovering. He didn't really want to eat much food, but he had more energy, and he even started crawling around! Previously, he did the belly scoot (army crawl), but suddenly he was up on his hands and knees and moving across the room! Go Kimble!
He also developed a rash, post fever. He's blotchy all over, but luckily he isn't itchy.
Then this morning came. We had an appointment at the realtor's office, to finish all of our loan paperwork, and Kimble was crying the entire time. Suddenly I became one of those moms where people walk down the hall and think "Would you make your baby be quiet already!" He was also tugging on his left ear, so as soon as we were done, I called his Pediatrician's office and got an appointment. Yup. He has an ear infection.
So, he is sleeping right now. Hope he feels better soon, and that the antibiotics work fast. It's just so sad when your baby is sick! He wasn't even this fussy post heart surgery. Of course, I'm sure they kept him pretty well medicated during that time. Anyway, hopefully he'll sleep better now. It's been almost a week of him being pretty fussy, and I'm ready for a good night's sleep! I'm sure Kimble is too.