I wasn't sure how to title this, so I just put how I currently feel. And there you have it.
Today is day 5 of this damn fever. Add to that that he screams all night. Not whimpers and acts lethargic like I would expect with the flu or a virus...but screams like I am cutting off his fingers. Twice I have considered taking him to the ER - Sunday night and last night. He screams so long and loud that I am sure he is about to pop a blood vessel in his forehead.
I told Andrew they can prick him for a blood sample and swab his throat, but I am not leaving that office with "its just a virus."
I have been busting my butt since Friday night to get his fever to stay below 104 and even alternating Motrin and Tylenol every three hours will not bring his fever below 101. Andrew is home with him this AM so I can get some things done at the office - people still have to get paid and I am the one that does that.
I know that kids get sick and I expected it with starting a new play group and MDO all at the same time...but the screaming and the fact that he is inconsolable is wearing me thin and making think there is more to this. SOMETHING is hurting him. I almost broke out the bottle of medicine that we were given when he was colicky. Yes, I saved it. I am too afraid to toss it. It was liquid gold. I never want to forget what it was called and how it was spelled.
Also, my sister had to have emergency surgery on Sunday so keep her in your thoughts/prayers. She has ulcerative colitis and went to the ER with pain and vomiting on Friday night. They went in Sunday to find her intestine were twisted and there was quite a bit of scare tissue built up from previous surgeries. She will be out of work for a month while she recovers. Please pray that she heals fast, can find a way to pay for her surgery, and that she will not be worried about losing her job while she recovers. I am not sure how her job works while she is out (she manages at the Red Rooster in Nashville and works weekends at the Spaghetti Factory) but my mom told me she was freaking out about it when she found out she would have surgery. On that note...if you know anyone hiring that has health insurance let me know...I will give you her resume. =)