Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fevers, Teeth, and a Cantankerous Child

This weekend was an interesting one. Lexi had a fever off and on all weekend. It broke for a few hours on Saturday to return that evening and then finally broke on Sunday. It is so sad to see the little ball of joy and energy just sit there beside me and stare. She was so tired and lethargic. We have been so blessed to not have much sickness in our family so this was new around our house.

Just when we saw a glimmer of our Lexi back on Sunday night, Monday morning she woke up "in a mood". She did not want anything but to be held. We tried to feed her, she threw a fit, we tried to give her milk, she threw a fit, we tried to give her a bath, she threw a fit...do you see a pattern here? So I did what all good moms do, I loaded her up in the car and went to Starbucks. Ha Ha, I know that sounds very selfish, but I knew we were going to have a day ahead so a pumpkin spice latte and slice of pumpkin loaf couldn't hurt. I also got Lexi a blueberry muffin. The car ride relaxed her and when we got home she ate the muffin. So all day she acted sick but did not have a fever. That is when the mommy radar clued in...this must be teething as other moms know it. We have again been blessed with teething so far. Lexi only has four teeth and they came in with no trouble at all. It appears she is working on two teeth coming in, so her behavior made sense. No wonder she did not want to eat, it probably hurt. No wonder she was clingy, she was in pain. So we gave her some Tylenol and she was a lot more pleasant.

In light of the last couple day's events Lexi has been quite cantankerous. But really do you blame her? I would be too if I had a fever and then just when I got over that, my mouth started hurting... yeah, that would put me in a bad mood and I would want my mommy too!

Today she is doing a little better, but still seems irritated with her mouth.


Karen Owens said...

Common' Kyna, are you testing my education? "Cantankerous" -- what the heck does that mean? I'm thinking cranky, but I'll have to look it up :)

Hope those teeth break through soon!

kyna said...

Yes Karen, You are correct!!

Cantankerous - bad-tempered, cranky, cross, disagreeable, fretful, grouchy, grumpy

You passed the test!

Anonymous said...

Poor Lexi Bear! She needs a big hug from Aunite Mana and so do you. love you