Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Two Sick Babies

My two sick kiddos. Caleb fell asleep watching TV--Asher is just vegging.
Both kids are sick. Earlier today, after Caleb's nap, Caleb was acting very fussy and emotional. I felt him and he was warm. I took his temperature and sure enough he had a fever. The whole afternoon he followed me around crying and whimpering, wanting nothing more than me to hold him. For those of you who know my child--you know that this is not typical Caleb behavior. 
Shortly after I figured out Caleb had a fever I was talking with Asher and I touched him. Yep. He was warm too. I took his temperature and he had a higher fever than Caleb! He wasn't acting like he was sick at all. The only thing that was odd is he just wanted to watch TV today and he didn't want to play at all. Earlier (before I knew he had a fever) I turned off the TV and told him to go play. He instead went upstairs to his bedroom, turned on his music, and rocked in his chair. After I realized he had a fever he started having some stomach issues.
I cancelled all of our plans for the day and I am letting them camp out in front of the TV. Normally when I let them watch TV they never stay on the couch but play while watching their show. Both of them have not left the couch since I have put them there. That alone tells me something is not right.
Right now I am monitoring their fever and other symptoms (stomach issues, congestion, runny nose) if they seem to get worse I will take them to urgent care. But right now I think rest and fluids will be fine. I also talked to my Aunt who is a nurse and she agreed that this plan of action is a good choice for now.
This is just weird for me. This is the first time they have been sick at the same time. Oh well they really are good patients.
Asher has been interested in all types of science/nature type things--and he really wanted to see real water falls. So we were going to take them to Turner Water Falls tomorrow for Father's Day. I am thinking we are going to have to wait another week for that trip to occur. 
Anyway I hope you all have a fun and healthy Father's Day weekend.
Love and Blessings,


  1. I hope they feel better soon!

    You'll love Turner Falls! Get there really early though, before it gets too crowded.

  2. Thanks Tegan! I hope they feel better soon too.
    Yeah Adam and I have been to Turner Falls before but we have never taken the kids. We actually went there on our honeymoon almost six years ago. Asher loves all the water falls at the zoo (they just added one more for the new Elephant exhibit)but he knows they aren't "real"--so he wants to go see some "real" ones. Hopefully if we don't go tomorrow we will get to go soon. :)

  3. I hope Caleb and Asher feel better soon!