Monday, May 23, 2005

Long Night

It probably could have been a lot longer, but last night was pretty sleepless. We woke Celeste up around 9:00 p.m. because she'd sweat through her onesie and was due for a follow-up dose of Infant's Motrin. Around 2:00 a.m., Celeste was crying some and Evelin went to check on her. Celeste had taken the stick-on thermometer off her forehead at that point, and Evelin wasn't having much luck soothing her, so she asked me to try. I though she was feeling pretty warm, so we took her temperature; it was back up to 101.5°F.

At this point, Celeste was pretty confused. Usually, we didn't get this awake for her in the middle of the night ... and this time she was getting a 2:20-something bath? She had a pretty quizzical look on her face, but was game for splashing in the tub some, but she really didn't like it when Evelin tilted her back to wet her head. Around this time, I called the office and said I wouldn't be coming in today (or if I did, it'd be in the afternoon).

Giving the timing of the medicine, we had to wait until around 3:00 a.m. to give her another dose, so we had a little post-bath playtime and, once she was dosed, it took her a little while to get to sleep.

Around 5:00 a.m., Celeste woke up crying. She felt warm, but not overly warm and her onesie and the bed beneath her (we let her stay with us) was soaked with sweat. Evelin and I took turns trying to soothe her until Evelin finally figured out — *doh!* — she was probably hungry.

After nursing, Celeste and Evelin came back to bed and we all got some sleep for a little while. When I woke up around 7:00 a.m., they were both still fast asleep and Celeste felt a lot cooler. Maybe her fever broke before that 5:00 a.m. wake to feed. Or maybe the Infant's Motrin is taking full effect (she's not due for another dose until 9:00 a.m. at the earliest).

We'll see how she's acting/feeling when she wakes and then decide about taking her in to the doctor ...

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