DARN FEVER!!!

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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?

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A few of our essentials.

20130207-225348.jpg Next I’m going to make my own elderberry syrup. (I have a recipe from a fellow holistic mama.)

…making progress😉!

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4 thoughts on “DARN FEVER!!!

  1. Help Me Help Holly ♥

    Thanks for sharing this. My daughter is only 14 weeks old and so far (touch wood) hasn’t got sick at all. I’m also breastfeeding and hope to do so for quite some time yet. I’m interested in using things other than chemicals unless absolutely neccessary. Your ost has inspired me to do some more research into it. Hope your boy feels better soon 🙂

    • Thanks a bunch for visiting Learning Life. There is loads of info out there. And I love reading blogs of other mom’s experiences with alternative ways of caring for loved ones. Hope to see you back again.

  2. I can’t wait to read about your recipe post then! Glad Bean is such a trooper 🙂 When Humnoy was showing signs of sickies, I offered to nurse more and increased his daily doses of colloidal silver and wash hands, like, ALL the time.

    • Love the nursing and hand washing. Never heard of colloidal. What’s that? So glad your up and active hope the newest addition is enjoying life this far😉

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