Monday, January 5, 2009

Sweet, sick babe

This past Saturday evening Steve took Gabe to the hospital. He'd had a fever for 2 days that was hovering in the higher-than-we-like-but-he's-doing-ok area. That evening though it shot up to 104.5 so daddy whisked him off to the ER. He was given a dose of tylenol and a bit later one of motrin and his fever started coming down. He was put in a gown and given a bracelet and stayed in a private room with daddy for 4 hours as the nurses kept an eye on him and ran some tests. As to be expected he charmed all the nurses with smiles and waves, exploring the whole floor and making every nurse go gaga. I mean really, have you ever seen something so precious?

All the tests came back negative and he was discharged around midnight. The Dr said that most likely this was a delayed reaction to the vaccines he'd received about a week earlier, that we should keep an eye on him but he should be fine. He slept better than he had in days and the next day he was full of smiles and giggles. Today was another good day and he seems to be back to normal.
Addie is most happy to have her playmate back. While he was sick he spent much of his time laying with me on the couch and Addie spent much of hers coming up to bring him sippies, pat him on the back and nuzzle her head next to his. This evening she was sitting near his head while I was changing him for bed. I asked her if she'd like to give Gabe a kiss and she gave a big smile, leaned over and kissed him 4 or 5 times, both of them giggling.


Margaret said...


Sorry, the overwhelming cuteness of babies in hospital gowns and sisterly kisses knocked me out of my chair for a second. What were you saying?

mell said...

I'm so happy to hear that Gabe will be OK! Miss you! Hope to see you again soon!

Jen said...

Yay!!! How I've been waiting for these photos. They more than matched the build-up!

Oh -- my favorite part, even more than the teeny baby hospital gown? Baby hospital socks!!!

hobbitmom said...

Ack! How scary! And ACK! How cute! RRRRRRRRRGH!