We had quite the scare at home today. Big Boy woke up from his nap flushed and on fire. I immediately took his temperature and found it to be 105! I'm actually pretty calm under most circumstances, but I can't lie, my heart was racing when I saw those numbers (the last time he had a fever that high he stopped breathing and has a history of febrile seizures). My first instinct? Google it- see if he's dying; after fighting the urge, I quickly decided to call the Ped instead. She suggested getting him into a tepid bath and then giving him a dose of Ibuprofen. I then rushed him to their office, by that time, the poor guy was quite pitiful. It turned out to just be an ear infection. For some reason, (well there are technical terms involving words like "white matter" and other scientific words that basically mean his brain is set up a little differently than the average) his temperature spikes really high with minor infections. The good news is he's doing much better now that he's on an antibiotic.
Mothering can be so nerve wrecking at times. When we first discovered that Big Boy had his health problems, I decided to cling to Bible verse Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." That's been my life verse for his life and has gotten me through many doctors visits (it's so hard to hear physicians say that your baby is somehow "imperfect" because to you, they are absolutely perfect). What's the highest that you child has ever spiked a fever? Do you have a life prayer or verse for your child?