He had a couple days of high fever and then a little pink rash all over his tummy that spread up to his neck and face. I attributed it to teething since he's growing out his top two teeth, but later realized that it might have been roseola (a viral infection).
Either way, I've been trying to nurse him extra much during his fever to prevent dehydration, but Noah is just not interested in nursing during his awake periods. All I can really do is nurse him at night when he's too sleepy to protest. So that meant a lot more night nursing sessions and a much more tired mama. But the silver-lining is that I finally figured out the etymology of the phrase--nursed back to health. It was kind of hard to miss it as I literally nursed Noah back to health.
The extra nursing was a little annoying, but what was REALLY awful was when Noah went on an all out nursing strike a few days later due to his gums being so sore from teething. Of course I didn't figure it out until 12+ hours later and my boobs were dying from engorgement, ugh.
But after some squirts of Baby Orajel and a lot of pumping, we are pretty much almost all back to our normal selves.
All I have to say is--thank goodness for topical anesthetics!
|Last week was rough, but we are back on our feet now!|