Poor baby

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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3 Comments

  1. 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. 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. 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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