Yesterday when I picked her up at noon, she was tired and pale. She came home, took a nap and was back to her normal bouncy self.
Today when I picked her up, I was prepared for a similar outcome. I knew she was so excited to be in a group of kids, playing and singing with her sisters and feeling like a big girl, so there was always the possibility that she would over do it. But today was not like yesterday. Today it was worse.
When I brought her home she was pale, warm and very tired. She laid down on the couch, asked to watch "Frozen" and within minutes she fell asleep. While she was laying there I noticed her breathing was starting to increase. The last time this happened she was sick with a high temperature. So while she slept I used my handy ear thermometer to check her, and she was 101.5. I debated about waking her to give her some tylenol, but decided it would be best to let her sleep a little and check her again in a half hour.
I sat down next to her to keep a close eye on her while she slept, and when it came time to check her temperature again she was awake. Could she really be ok with a half hour nap? I took her temp, and my jaw hit the floor. 103! It went up so quickly! Panic began to set in.
I gave her some tylenol, she curled up next to me and gulped down a big cup of water. This was a good sign. The last fever she had she wasn't drinking or voiding, and here she was taking in fluids like a champ. As soon as she finished the cup she asked for more.
The tylenol brought her temperature down a little, so two hours after I gave it to her I gave her some ibuprofen to help bring it down the rest of the way. (something all her doctors have advised is safe to do when she is experiencing a persistent high temperature) Within an hour, her temp was down to 99.5.
What truly amazed me with Phoebe today was that despite not feeling well and having a high temperature, she was acting mostly like her normal happy self. She was laughing, playing, eating, drinking, and voiding! That cat nap really did wonders for her!
Now to just ride this out and hope she feels better tomorrow!