at eleven, per our routine, we headed upstairs to get ready for bed and jon brought jude in to our room for his evening nightcap. we all hung out on the bed, jude nursing and jon and i talking by the light of the pink lamp that i so desperately love. and i kept thinking, man, jude feels awfully hot. like, burning hot to the touch. so i asked jon to run downstairs and get the thermometer and he grudgingly agreed. jude's temperature read 101°! panic. so i took my temperature: 95.6°. well that doesn't sound right. so i take jon's temperature: 96°. i take jude's temperature again: 100.6°. basically, fuck you internet-recommended thermometer. the thing is as temperamental as an old lady at a hair salon. so without official numbers confirmation we could assume that jude had a fever and was hot, at least much hotter than us.
after a shout out to twitter we got him set up with a quick dose of infant motrin (not the recalled version) and a cool compress for his head and shuttled him back off to bed with the fan on and the windows open. cut to yesterday morning- cool as a cucumber, as happy as ever, and fine all day.
we went to a scooter club cookout last night (an entirely different story about jon being missing for several hours) and when i cruised home with the jude around 7:30 we nursed and i got him ready for bed. except- he felt hot. again. so i grabbed all the gear, took his temperature with that finicky thermometer 20 times again, and again, with the fever.
what's up guys? just learning how to drink some cool water out of this weird
cup with a cold rag on my head.
another round of motrin and some cool compresses and off to bed. when he woke up for his nightcap at eleven he was back down to normal temperature.
it's not a high enough fever to worry about and it seems to go away quite easily so we're not too concerned. the number one theory right now? teeth. he still doesn't have any... yet. which brought up a great question- i've read several places that a low grade fever can accompany teething. BUT i've also read that the fever theory is a myth. it's sparked some interesting discussion and i've enjoyed hearing from other parents about it. so, what has your experience been? is the teething/fever relationship myth or reality?
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