Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Sick Baby

Conan is sick. It's the saddest thing ever to see him feeling so poorly. He is steadily getting better, but it will be a while yet before he's back to his usual cheerful and active self. It's really alarming to see him just lay still - when he's healthy he never stops moving. Ever. :(

It started Sunday morning with a fever and some vomiting, followed by diarrhea, listlessness, loss of appetite, and general fussiness. He slept a lot and ate/drank very little. We gave him Pedialyte and Acetaminophen and lots of love and cuddles. He's very clingy, which is another clear signal that he isn't feeling well.

Thankfully, his fever has now receded quite a bit. He still has a bit of it when the Acetaminophen wears off, but it's nowhere near where it was before. He hasn't thrown up since yesterday, but the diarrhea continues and has created a terrible diaper rash. Poor little guy!

We went in to the Dr. this morning, and got reassurance that we are doing all the right things. It'll just take a bit more time for him to recover. Now that he isn't throwing up anymore we are supposed to start feeding him more bland foods like crackers and oatmeal and milk, as soon as his appetite returns. Dr. Floyd also had some advice for dealing with the rash, so hopefully we can get that healed up soon as well.

Sick babies are no fun. The worst part is feeling so helpless, unable to make him feel better or even to let him know that he WILL get better. :(

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