Friday, April 30, 2010

Weird Feeling

Yesterday, we got home from school to discover that Younger Bro - you know, the one without cancer - had a 101 degree fever. Still eating well, still drinking, just grumpy, out of sorts, and with a fever. Grandma's words of wisdom: "Dont forget, this is a normal child."

With all of the medical knowledge that we've accumulated since The Boy's diagnosis, we've never dealt with a normal baby. This is right about the time in YB's life that The Boy was diagnosed. This means that, for all intents and purposes, we're first time parents again.

With The Boy, a fever means do nothing, give him nothing. Keep him warm, give him fluids, and get him to the emergency room. Normal kid? Call the pediatrician, talk to a nurse, and give him some Tylenol. Maybe.

What a weird feeling: kid with a fever, so no immediate action required. No life threatening illnesses and infections, just a normal baby with a cold.

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