Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thank Goodness for The Penguin Humidifier

Last night was a long night.  Sadie's fever seemed to hit all at once and we had a very miserable time until she finally passed out a little bit after midnight.  For a baby that goes to bed every night at 7:30, those extra four and a half hours really seemed to drag.  Our doctor happened to be the doctor on call when Paul called (after midnight) and he told us to alternate between Motrin and Tylenol (Motrin every 6 hours and Tylenol ever 4 hours).  Paul drove all the way back into Weaverville and picked up the Motrin.  By the time he got home she was asleep.

I put her down in the middle of the bed at 1:30 and finally fell asleep at around 2am.  Between 2 and 6 we woke up at least two times (I say at least because the times between being awake and being asleep start to blur together after a while) and she woke up for good with a very stuffy nose at 7am.  She had breakfast with Nani while I went back upstairs to take a nap and when I came back down stairs Sadie was nose to nose with the penguin humidifier.  Apparently she had spotted it from across the room and had fussed to be brought over so she could take a closer look at it.  The penguin humidifier is cold steam and she was having a blast playing in the steam.  Incidentally that meant that she was also breathing in lost of steamy air and seemed to be feeling much better.  When we took her temperature (after finally tearing her away from the penguin) it was confirmed.  It had fallen from 101.4 to 98.4.  The Tylenol had worked!  She's still not feeling great, but we've managed to keep her temperature down (it starts to go up just as a dose wears off).  Hopefully tomorrow will  be even better.

Because we did spend all of today inside resting, we watched all of the inauguration coverage.  Sadie was fascinated by all of the parades and music and struggled to stay awake before finally drifting off for both her morning and afternoon naps while watching the inauguration coverage. 

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