So it’s happening AGAIN!! It seems like Bean battles some type of virus/infection/something every month. DARN IT!! He’s had a fever off and on for about 2 days now. The good thing about it is that now I completely understand that a fever is not necessarily a BAD thing. Rather it’s a sign that the body is working on getting rid of the BAD thing. So we allow the fever to do its thang.
Thank God it hasn’t gotten super high to the point where we have to take him to the doctor. I’ll admit, last night, I was a little spooked when the thermometer read 103.1 (GASP!). As much as I HATE turning to medicine, we decided to give him some infant Advil and allow him to just be free of all things unnecessary for a bit. No PJs, no diaper and no blankets for a bit just to help the body cool down. It worked and the fever dropped a great deal.
I also forgot about the elderberry syrup we were giving him not too long ago. I didn’t realize until recently that its good for fevers too. SOO we will use that INSTEAD of the Advil. At least the elderberry syrup will also give him some virus fighting nutrients, get rid of some of this mucus AND help with the fever. Thank God for the mama’s with Holistic Moms Network and all of their knowledge and insight on holistic remedies. I don’t know what I’d do if they weren’t just an email away!!
I am so grateful that Bean’s energy, appetite, diaper changes haven’t changed through this ordeal. Yet another sign that he’s a fighter. It’s times like this that confirm that I’ve made the right decision (for us) to continue breast feeding. It’s been very comforting for Bean and I know the nutrients can’t be beat😉.
How do you comfort you not so well baby? Do you use any nontraditional remedies?