My parents came in town this weekend as we were all attending a wedding this past Friday night of a very long time friend of Nikki’s. We have all known Michelle since she was 5 so the entire family was in town to celebrate her big day. Our sitter became sick last week and had to cancel on us for Friday night so our two life savers, Megan and Brittney, came to the rescue and watched Jack and Braden for the night. Since they both work and the wedding was on a Friday, our “old” sitter, who is 7 months pregnant, also came to our rescue and watched the kids for the first hour and a half so we could arrive on time for the wedding. I should have known this was all a sign of what was to come of our weekend! When we came home at 10:00 PM, the kids were sleeping but Meg and Britt filled us in that the kids did feel a little warm but were both in good spirits so hopefully nothing to worry about. Come 4 AM, Jack woke up with a 103.5 fever and my stomach flipped. He was crying, my mom came up when she heard, we gave Jack Tylenol and he gave it right back to us…to my mom, his sheets, and his Norbert and Tiger. Zac came in and helped us get everything cleaned up and we had to give Jack some more med since it didn’t make it down.
The weekend was pretty much filled with runny noses, coughs, and fevers from Jack. Braden never really has had a fever but just common cold symptoms. Jack has the same but can’t get rid of this fever. He has been up and down since Saturday morning so we made a trip in to see the pediatrician today. He thinks that it is the same cold that Braden has but Jack’s immune system just acts different than Bradens. He did say that “at least you know his immune system is working because his body is working to fight off what he has” but that still doesn’t make me feel better about fevers. I happen to really dislike them. We came home and all was well until Jack and I were sitting on the couch playing a game and I noticed his breathing was a bit faster than normal. His body was cool but his head was hot. I took his temp in his ear and sure enough, he had spiked another high fever again. More Mortrin for Jack and then the waiting period until it comes down. After about a hour and a half it hadn’t budged so then he is allowed to take Tylenol to really try and kick it. Finally, after another 45 minutes it started to go down and he is sitting at normal right now. Him and Braden are running around…nevermind, bad idea. They were running around and Jack started coughing and threw up. Now Braden just pretended to throw up by spitting out his food. Oh boy.
Jack is find but fevers scare me. Hopefully it will break tonight and this will be all over with. They are both back to playing and acting as if nothing just happened 10 minutes ago. I will keep you updated as how tonight goes but let’s all hope that he doesn’t spike again and it just goes away!
Times like this makes me wish that this next week was scan week so that little voice in the back of my head that questions what exactly a fever means would go away. Jack has scans in 1 month and while we are confident that he will do well and that his body will remain cancer free, it is still a time full of anxiety.