Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Awesome Sickness

So, Jeff's work got him back home in the 9am hour this morning. And Joshua slept in until about 8:45. He was fussy and clingy this morning. This morning his fever was 101. And from there it has bounced all over the place. I left for work around 11 and left Joshua at home with Jeff...who had very little sleep over the last 24 hours. Fortunately Joshua took a 2 1/2 hour nap. He woke up and started filling up his diaper....repeatedly. When I got home for work, Jeff went to bed and Joshua and I left the house. We went to my sister's and hung out. I have given Joshua Tylenol around 6 for a 102 fever. The fever went down to 99 within 45 minutes. But shot back up to 101 an hour later. It is obvious that he is hurting and I just wish he could tell me where it hurts or how it hurts. After getting back to the house around 9:30, I gave his three meds and he willingly jumped out of my arms and into his bed. Still holding the monkey he carried around all evening.

Joshua has learned a new word or eight. The big new word is awesome....or awsumm as he pronounces it. It is so cute....which is the other word he has learned in the last few days...cute. After he says this word he gives us his cheese smile. He is amazing me with everything that he is learning. He also says 'getit'....which is not going to happen when he throws his ball across the way and tells you to go 'getit'.

I am also beginning to think that he is a few weeks away from climbing the changing table. I can see him now. He will either (1) climb up it like the monkey he is and be sitting on top yelling for mommy to come or (2) climb up it like the monkey he is and the whole thing topple over on top of him. I prefer that neither of these happen so perhaps in the coming weeks I should consider losing the changing table. We can do diaper changes on the floor, no biggie...except that I don't really want to have to get up and down off the floor for three diapers in an hour. I suppose I will wait and see about this climbing on the changing table issue.

Jeff has gone back to work tonight. He didn't ask for a turn-around. And I have this concern that Joshua will not be able to go to school tomorrow. I guess I will have to see what the morning brings. Joshua is really making me nervous with his fevers going up and down. All it takes is for the fever to go up or down too fast and he will have a seizure. This whole issue is causing at least 6 gray hairs a day.

It is late...actually it is already tomorrow now. Heading to bed.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

wow... i certainly hope that joshua gets to feeling better soon. thanks for calling us to show us his "awesome"... SO ADORABLE! hang in there and let us know if you need anything.