Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sleepless night

It seems that alternating between Tylenol and Motrin is helping keep Maryam's fever down. I'm so glad her pediatrician suggested that. I told her that the Tylenol was only working for about 2 hours if it was working at all, when she suggested alternating between Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours.
Her doc called us back last night to check on Maryam. She told us that Maryam could have picked up the bug anywhere. That because of her medical history and her respiratory system it just settled in her lungs. She suggested I bring her back in on Thursday if Maryam doesn't show any signs of improvement.
Last night was sleepless. Aside from worrying about her heavy, fast breathing we had alarms going off every 3 hours to give her the meds. And she wanted to be held about every 2 hours. So, I'd hold her until she went back to sleep and then lay her back down in her bed for another few hours. But we all know how babies are when they're not feeling well, they just want to be held. Can you blame her though?
But props to all you moms out there that don't have the luxury of a baby that sleeps all through the night and has since she came home from the hospital. It's EXHAUSTING!
Oh and say a prayer for my friend Jennifer's daughter Hannah, she has RSV. Poor little punkin.

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