I took Samuel into the urgent care this morning. His temp was 104.2. I couldn’t keep it lower than 103 all night. His ears are fine. They checked him for strep throat and he’s fine. The only symptom other than being super sore, fussy and irritable, and having high fevers are large, swollen lymph nodes on the back of his neck.
They tried to do a complete CBC, but couldn’t find his vein. Very frustrating…especially to watch an already super sick baby deal with more stuff. They didn’t prescribe an antibiotic because the doctor was worried that if he had an early case of meningitis (didn’t need to hear that…) the lower dose antibiotic would hinder and mask it later.
Bottom line? I’ve got about 24 hours for him to break out of this or we’re off to Children’s with a high probability of being admitted. Sigh. I just want him normal.
I started to cry when they told me just to sit and wait. I hate waiting. Especially when the doctor is so concerned about this fever. And I wish I could have seen his differential on the blood count. Then we would have known if it was viral or bacterial. That would have been a start. Not knowing is just hard. So hard.
Thanks for the prayers.
I will keep your little Samuel in my prayers!
Oh my gosh!! I am sending loving thoughts your way. I hope he starts to feel better. I hope for the best. I am so sorry you are going through this. How scary! Stay strong. ((HUGS))
I am so sorry Samuel is sick. I will be praying for him and you.
Poor baby- I hope his fever breaks soon! Sending warm thoughts & wishes your way for a healthy little boy again.
how scary. we’ll keep praying!
I’ll be praying for little Samuel. Are you giving him baths in lukewarm water? That always helped my babies when they had high fevers.
I know this is so hard when you want your little one well. One hour of fevering seems like an eternity.
Let us know when you have more information.
Liz in CA
Oh sweetie! I pray his fever breaks soon!!!
We will just pray that this fever breaks and that this is nothing other than a virus. My one son always get high fevers when he gets sick-scares me to death. I am betting that is what it is. Are you rotating Tylenol and Motrin every 4 hours? You can do that. I have found that with my little ones that sometimes the suppositories work better to lower the fever too. I am sure you already know those things-just thought I would offer. They say that higher fevers more often are viral-I have found too that they tend to go down a little with meds but don’t go away until it is over.
I am sorry-I just hate it when my babies are sick.
I will pray for you too and that you will know what to do.
Hope he gets better soon.
I’ll pray, too. I hope things have eased by now.
I am praying that is fever breaks soon in the Name of Jesus and that he will be completely healed! Strength and peace to you!
I’m so sorry! I hope he breaks that fever soon!
Oh, Rachel, I’m so sorry! We are praying for your little guy! It’s so hard when a little one is sick.
A big hug and prayers,
Faith’s Firm Foundation
Praying for Samuel!
Don’t really know you, but my thoughts are with you and your family in your time of need.
Keep us posted.
I just prayed for little Samuel, and I prayed that God would use this experience to draw you even closer to Him!
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
That’s terrible news. As a mom I know how stressful this is. I hope and pray that things are already better.
These verses are so comforting. Praying so hard that he’ll be better tomorrow!
Revelation 21:1-4 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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