Kiddos are sick. 😦
Tuesday O was fussy and cranky.
Wednesday morning around 6 he woke up with a VERY high fever. He was so hot, I couldn’t stand to hold him. The soles of his feet were burning up even. 😦 My poor baby. He was even twitching like Dylan used to do before his fever siezures. Made me worried and nervous. All day Wednesday I did nothing but sit on the couch and hold him. Seriously. That was it. My poor Dylan and Aidan….didn’t get much of a good mommy that day.
This morning, Aidan woke up coughing and HE was burning up too. That was around 6 too. Prime time to wake up with a fever I guess. 😕 I got him some medicine, laid him in our bed, fed O b/c he was up, and went back to bed for a bit. Aidan was fine this morning, riding his bike, playing outside, very active. Then, around lunch time he sort of dropped off. I got them in cozy jams for nap and let them sit on the couch with a movie (Fox and the Hound) for a bit.
I got O cleaned up from lunch and decided to trim his hair. I trimmed his EAR. I am in no way kidding. I completely cut the top of his ear almost clean off. 😯 It was awful. I say *almost* b/c I didn’t finish the cut once I realized what happened. So there was a huge chunk of skin hanging off the top of his ear. It was the bloodiest mess ever. I felt awful. If someone else had been home, I would have puked. I called Jake at work frantic b/c it wouldn’t stop bleeding. I thought he may need stitches. I couldn’t get Jake. I left a frantic messege with some guy and next thing I knew Jake was home. THANK YOU LORD!! In the meantime, O had calmed down and fallen asleep in my lap while I was squeezing his ear with a cold towel. I had to push the skin piece back down. 😦 It stopped bleeding. Jake saw it and said a bunch of not good stuff. Not mean or bad, just, he was really grossed out and worried. Pretty much he said everything I said when I did it. 😦 How did I do it you ask? He kept moving so I was balancing the outer edge of the scissors on his head behing his ear, and I was trying to be focused on NOT getting his ear that I didn’t really notice how it suddenly became too hard to close the scissors on his hair…. then the blood and screaming came. 😦 😥 It was awful. So anyway, we put neosporin and a band aid on it while he was asleep in my arms. When he woke he never knew it was there. I don’t know how we’re going to do it again tomorrow.
Aidan got worse the rest of the day. Poor guy. 😦 His temp has been a bit over 102 ON medication. 😦 Tylenol AND Ibuprofen. *sigh* O seems to be better with the fever though.
Oh, and tomorrow is the Big O’s birthday. One whole year old. What did he get from me? A mangled ear. *sigh* I feel bad for him. He gets a lame first birthday. No family. No big party. No special cake made by Grandma Joyce. No Grandma Val helping with decorations or food. Makes me sad. And I know he’ll never remember it, but I will. I will remember how D and A had HUGE first bday parties. And poor O, didn’t. And he is sick.
So, as you can imagine, things are hectic crazy and my house is a disaster b/c I have literally been sitting and holding babies for the past 3 days. But, I love taking care of them. So much. When a kid has a soaring fever and is hacking up nasty things, you tend to stay away. Not me. I’m right in their face, still giving them eskimo kisses and letting them eat off my spoon for some ice cream, or drink from my cup for some water. Praying I don’t get sick. 😉