I’m happy to report that Jake finally broke his fever on Friday after six days of high, scary temperatures. Unfortunately, the same morning Jake woke up free of fever, my daughter, Cecilia, only two and a half, came down with this same virus. As high as Joey and Jake got, Cecilia has been worse. She was up over 106 over the weekend, and last night after getting a 107.5 on my thermal thermometer, we rushed to the ER. Now, even though they said that those thermometers are not as accurate the higher the fever gets, she was still nearly 104 (rectally-that was fun), after a bath, Motrin and two hours. Poor kid had a throat culture, chest xray, urinalysis (via a catheter-more good times), and after ruling out those bacterial sources, they think it’s a nasty virus and we’re back at home riding out the rest of the storm. If she follows the same pattern as Joey and Jake tomorrow or Thursday should be her last day. Unfortunately, with this particular bug, the high fevers persist until the very end (Jake’s last one was 105.7 and Joey’s was over 104).
So for anyone keeping track this is day 18 of straight fevers in the house. Persistent, round the clock, alternating Tylenol and Motrin, anxiety-producing (for me) fevers. I’m sure I’ll try to make light of this after we make it through the other side, but for now, if I’m not around the rest of the week, assume I’m tending to a sick toddler or rocking back and forth in a corner somewhere.
Keep sending us those healthy vibes! Thanks for all the well-wishes so far!