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Sick again, entering week four

Sick Maggie sleeping propped up
Sick Maggie dramatically sleeps

A long time ago someone said I had the immune system of a newborn baby. I’m pretty sure that’s not a saying, but our relatively newborn Baby M is sick again after a month of illness that’s getting a bit absurd.

It started the middle of August when ITMama, Baby M, and I got a cold. Me and M managed to go through two distinct rounds of snottage, with Baby M’s poops becoming a thing of legend. After a week or so we talked to the pediatrician and they assured us (again,) that was pretty normal.

At two and a half weeks of poocano I took her in and they went to test her diapers for gremlins as far as I know but said otherwise she’s fine.

We had a glorious five days or so of Maggie feeling better, and then last night when she was in her crib she started making odd noises and being overly fussy, when I got down to her she was burning up with a temperature of 102f.

Children’s Tylenol and switching her from a warm set of jammies to a more breathable onesie brought the fever to a close around 3 or 4am last night, I got to bed at 4:30am or so and Maggie slept a good 40 minutes before waking up.

Her temperature returned today around 9:30am, although a pale version of whatever it was last night, and a little more baby med knocked the fever out in about 20 minutes and served to knock baby M out in about 25.

At the moment she’s passed out in the big bed, propped up slightly on a pillow as she’s been wanting to be propped since she got sick. Not sure if her head is hurting her or if she just is being more pitiful as a sick baby as a survival instinct, but it’s pretty cute and sad.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.