Jul 22, 2010

My Sweet Ethan

Our sweet boy is sick.

Jeremy and I left the kids for the first time tonight with a sitter. He was totally himself when we left and was having fun playing outside. We were only gone for 2 hours and when we came home the sitter told us he had fallen asleep on the couch while she was reading a book to him. I immediately knew something wasn't right because he never falls asleep on the couch at 7:30!

We thanked the sitter (she is great I must add!) paid her and she was on her way. Jer was sitting on the couch with Ethan and he was burning up. I thought to myself, "What are the chances the first night we leave them with a sitter he is sick?!" I took his temp and sure enough he had a fever. 101.7. Not a scary temp but high enough for Ethan - he rarely gets fever. We gave him some tylenol at 9 and then he laid with us in bed for awhile while mommy cooled him off with a washcloth and he was watching the movie Cars. He just isn't himself - extremely quiet, doesn't want to move....just wants to lay down. Jeremy even offered him some frozen m&m's (we don't have any popsicles but plan to get some in the morning) and normally he would be all about it as they are a special treat and he actually threw them when Jer offered him some! Wow!

He laid with us for a good hour and fell asleep and Jer moved him up in his crib. I woke up and checked on him at 1am and he was burning up again. I took his temp and it was now 102.5 :( The highest it's ever been - poor baby! We brought him down and he was watching tv on the couch. Gave him tylenol again, got the cold cloth out (which really seemed to help - his whole body is burning up) and been giving him little sips of water despite the fact that he's not interested. Need to keep fluids in him.

I went to put him back to bed at 1:30 and as soon as I laid him down he threw up. Ugh. That is a first for him. He's never thrown up before. So, he definitely has some type of bug - poor baby!! I cleaned it up and daddy put new sheets on and sprayed lysol. It's now 2:15 and I laid him back down. Haven't heard a sound - hoping he can get some rest and doesn't throw up again.

We've been praying over him, over us and also over Gracelyn. We don't want Gracelyn to get whatever bug he has - please be praying for the same.

We will go out in the am to get some popsicles and Pedialyte for him....looks like daddy may be staying home from work tomorrow, we'll see how Ethan is feeling in the morning.

This Saturday is the big Petke reunion at our house on Saturday. Praying he is better by then. If not, everything will just have to be at my parents (which isn't a problem) and we will be staying home. I sure hope he is feeling better though - it's been awhile since the family has seen the kids and us and it sure would be great to catch up and see everyone.

Praying for health for our sweet boy.

Momma Keri

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