Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saved by Suppositories

Now there's a blog title I never thought I'd write. :)

Ledger has been SICK all week long.  Fighting a fever and vomiting and diarrhea.  Blah.  To make things even more fun, he refused to take medicine (no matter which flavor-- we bought them all) and would either spit it out or throw it up every time we attempted to get any liquid drugs down him.  On Wednesday night, his fever really started to spike and my Mommy Mania started to kick in.  On the advice of a friend, we purchased Acetaminophen suppositories to try to get his temperature down.  I even called the after-hours doctors line in Kansas City to confirm that it was OK to use and for the correct dose.  Those little "bullets" (as Chris has named them) really saved the day!  It brought his fever down and made him feel much better.  All week long, he's been getting the occasional suppository and we've been patiently nursing him back to health.  Last night was the first night that he didn't spike a fever in the middle of the night AND I didn't have to change clothes in the middle of the night due to throw up!  Yay!  Maybe we're starting to get over this thing, finally.

And here are a few pictures.  Because he's cute... even when he's sick.


  1. Aww poor little man! I feel so bad for him, its no fun being sick! But I am very glad to hear he is getting better! I hope he just keeps getting better and better until he is ALL better! That was a lot of betters : )

  2. The last picture is priceless. You can tell he does not feel good. I hope he is feeling better. I know those frantic middle of the night mother moments when they have a high fever or sick and you just want to make it better. Sending love your way. Jeremy said Ledger has done things he has never done in his 34 years. lol

  3. Oh I just commented and the background changed!! I like the white background. Easier for this old lady to read ;)

  4. We are so thankful that he is feeling better. Those supppositories do work, we know first hand! :) The picture of the two guys is priceless! Keep feeling better my little muffin man!