Baby E woke up from his nap shortly after noon today with his hair plastered to his head and sweat droplets on his face. The fever was gone.
I didn’t get much sleep last night. I spent half the night worrying about him and everyone that had come in contact with him. Around midnight I gave him Tylenol and throughout the night I checked on him and the other kids. When Tim got up for work before 5, I was up as well.
When Baby E woke up this morning he felt a little warm. I gave him his meds and let him watch TV pretty much all day. When he woke up sweaty from his nap, I think that’s when the fever broke. He was fever free the rest of the day. I gave him some Tylenol before bedtime to help him sleep, but he didn’t feel warm.
I’m praying the worst is over for him, and thankfully it wasn’t bad. As I laid awake in bed last night I researched what Tamiflu actually does. When a virus is in your body it begins to multiply, making you sicker and sicker as it does so. Anti viral medications slow down the multiplying virus, so the sooner you start taking them the sooner that process begins. Since Baby E was only a few hours into his symptoms, the Tamiflu worked as intended, keeping the virus from multiplying like it otherwise would have, meaning his reaction to the flu was less. At least that’s what seems to be happening.
I’m still quarantining him and keeping an eye out for symptoms in anyone else, but I’m so very thankful he’s sleeping peacefully on a bed on the floor in our room. Thank you for your continued prayers. ☺️☺️