Last friday after Bean had a pediatrician appointment where she got three vaccines (HIB, Pc and Flu), she developed a fever. It wasn’t much. She was still pretty happy and alert all the way through Sunday night. When the fever seemed like it was bothering her I’d give her some Motrin (she doesn’t ever seem to respond to Tylenol).
Sunday night she was up about a bazillion times. All day Monday she just flopped on the floor or wanted to cuddle with me. She was really cranky, had no appetite and the fever wouldn’t go away. About 4:30pm I was worried because she hadn’t wanted anything to eat or drink since lunch, not even to nurse which is NOT at all like her. So I called the pediatrician’s office.
I was basically told that these are standard reactions to the vaccines and to keep doing what I was doing. They did give me an appointment for first thing the next morning though.
I tried a lukewarm bath to bring her fever down. She protested. Very loudly.
Then she puked on me. After that she was totally alert and chipper for about 15 minutes before crashing out again in my arms. She woke up again around 9pm and Stephen stayed up with her to let her play until she was tired again. By the next morning she seemed perfectly fine. The fever had broken. Her appetite was back and she was her cheery self.
So I called and cancelled the appointment deciding that I was being far too big of a worry wort and also because I didn’t want her exposed to actual sick children and have to go through more of this.
By the afternoon though she was all cranky again, laying on the floor and wanting to cuddle. She just wasn’t herself. Her fever was back so I gave her some Motrin.
It’s been like this all week. I think she’s doing great and better then she is fussy and tired and has no appetite again.
So on top of matters I’m afraid of her losing weight from being sick because at that appointment we were told that she’s now way low on the growth charts when she’s been average or above average up until now. Aside from a tiny bit of yogurt and some Cheerios the most I can get into her is diluted juice and milk.
Then today I started feeling kind of yucky too so I’m wondering if maybe she had a bug and it wasn’t a reaction to the vaccines afterall. But then tonight I felt fine so I don’t know what to think. Maybe I’m just being a hypochondriac or it is a combination of lack of sleep from getting up several times a night with her and my being pregnant.
Anyway, it’s been a long week and it isn’t even over yet. Oh and tomorrow I get to do that lovely glucola third trimester gestational diabetes screening which I’ve adequately prepared for by eating my body weight in sugar tonight. OK, not really, but pretty close. Blah! Speaking of sick and tired, it is 10pm which means I better haul myself off to bed.