Pin It now! Just a little update on Dawson. He seems to be doing a lot better. Like I said in my previous post he had a really high fever since Monday night. I took him in to see a doctor twice and they both told me that if the fever wasn't gone by Friday to bring him back in and they would send him to the hospital to run some tests. On Friday morning he woke up and didn't have a fever. Yay! I didn't get my hopes up though, because it had come and gone for 2 days before that. Around noon he started to feel warm again so I checked his temperature and it was a little over 101. So I called his doctor to see when we could come in but nobody would answer the phone! I was calling every 30 minutes or so and even left a message and I never heard back from them. I really, really, really don't like that doctor's office. We just barely switched pediatricians too and we've only been in once to see him. I wish I would have just stuck with our old pediatrician until we moved...I didn't think he was very thorough and that's why I decided to change pediatricians. I would totally prefer a pediatrician that was available to see Dawson when needed. I never had a problem getting in to see the other pediatrician. (It took me a week, numerous phone calls and 3 messages that they never returned just to schedule his 15 month checkup with his new pediatrician so this isn't the first time I couldn't get a hold of somebody.) Anyway, moving on... I gave Dawson some Motrin and he took a nap. When he woke up his fever was gone again and since I never could get a hold of his pediatrician I decided to wait and if he still had a fever on Saturday I'd take him to Instacare again.
Sooooo...today he wakes up and he doesn't have a fever! Yay! But he does have a bunch of little red dots all over his upper body and face. I freaked out and sent a text to my mom, sister and emailed my hubby. They all told me that a rash after a prolonged fever was normal. It doesn't seem likes it's bothering him so I'm not going to worry about that right now. He still isn't acting like himself though. He won't eat (thankfully he is still drinking a lot) and he doesn't have a lot of energy at all. Which makes sense because he isn't eating. He'll play for a few minutes and then lay down on the floor and want to go to sleep. I guess he has gotten a little better within the last few hours. He did eat a cupcake and a little bit of mac and cheese. Hopefully he continues to act more like himself. If not I'll be trying to get a hold of his pediatrician again and have him checked out on Monday. I think he's going to be fine though.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, they really meant a lot to me. We should be back to our regular routine soon.