Sunday, September 19, 2010

In Which Connor Is Still Sick

Connor had another sick day today-- his temperature hovered around 100 degrees and we dosed him with Tylenol every four hours to keep it from climbing.  He was much more congested today, which leads me to suspect that maybe he's picked up a virus.  He spent most of the day either sleeping or snuggling with me or Jeremy, which tells me he wasn't feeling so hot.  Thankfully we didn't see a single seizure, though-- keeping his temperature from spiking seems to have fixed that issue.  I'm very grateful that we didn't have to spend any time in the ER today; that would not have been particularly fun, and any time we go we run the risk of him picking up something else in the hospital. 

Since he's still running a temperature today, we'll be keeping him home from school tomorrow.  I'm hoping this is a two-day bug and that he'll be feeling better soon!  We'll just have to see how things go.

If he is feeling better tomorrow we'll have one of those fun days where he's too sick to go to school, but well enough that he wants to do things.  It's difficult finding a good balance between activities that will keep him entertained but won't tax him too much.  Usually he ends up doing quite a bit of swinging, some story reading, some drumming and-- if he's pretty close to being well and can handle the sensory input-- a little bit finger painting.  He has a tendency to get bored and grumpy pretty quickly when he's recovering from being sick, so he keeps me hopping.  What activities do you all do with your kids when they're in that fun limbo between being really sick and being well?  I'd love to add to my repertoire of things to keep him busy!


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