A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Saturday, January 22, 2011

When all else fails...

BB did not have a good night (so neither did I).  With one dose of antibiotic and more fever reducing medicine, he FINALLY fell asleep. He was so congested, he only slept a few hours.  About 3:30am, BB woke up fussing.  He drank a little; I changed him, cleaned his nose, and gave him more Tylen*l.  Just before 4am I gave him his second dose of antibiotic.  Then I proceeded to walk around with him for about an hour (22 pounds is heavy).  He didn't want to rock, didn't want a bottle or food, didn't want me to sit down, needed me to keep moving.  Nothing could make him happy, and he got more and more fussy.  Eventually he started getting loud.  Poor tired and sick baby...

So, in an effort to keep him from waking the other three kids, I took him out back.  I had hoped the cool, crisp air would jolt him and help him quiet down again.  Not only did it do that, he relaxed!  I tried coming back inside, but BB wanted to be outside where it was about 42 degrees.  I sat in a patio chair and rocked him gently.  He fell asleep in minutes!  I couldn't believe it.  I sat there a few extra minutes to make sure he was all the way out before bringing him back inside.  He transferred to his crib without waking up and slept about three hours. 

I was cold!  I didn't expect to be outside that long.  BB had a toasty blanket around him, and he was quite cozy against me.  Now I have a new item in my bag of tricks!  Who would have thought?

1 comment:

  1. that is good, the cold air helps kids when they are congested like that to be able to breath again, i am glad it helped!