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Monday, July 11, 2011

Bad precedent

For the past two nights, Cooper has fallen asleep in our arms.  We have fed and changed him as we normally do before bed, put him in his crib, then he has fussed and cried until we have gone to get him.  Then he gets comfortable on us and goes to sleep.  I don't want this to become a habit, but since he was sick this weekend, I'm letting it slide for now.

Saturday afternoon, Cooper had a temperature of 101.7.  Since I was out of town, this really worried me.  There really isn't any good medical care in Clarksdale.  I gave him Tylenol and Ibuprofen and his fever went away, but not until he had three seizures in a day.  Brad and the neurologist think the one day increase in seizure activity was because of the fever; apparently fevers can make seizures worse in kids that have seizure disorders.  All in all, Saturday afternoon and night (up every hour checking on him) were worrisome.

He seems good now.  He went to school today and was alert and active for his therapies.  He is STILL having spasms, so we'll see what the neurologist wants us to do.  We can increase his medicine dose one more time, but if that doesn't help, we have to start exploring other options.  We'll see...

2 comments:

The Bells said...

Poor Coop! I didn't know he had been sick. :( that makes me sad. And who cares if you hold that baby every.single.night? You can't get that snuggle time back when they get too big to curl up in your lap.

Kara Givens Paulk said...

Hope Cooper feels better soon! I wouldn't worry about holding himi unitl he goes to sleep--sounds wonderful to me!