Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend Activities

My weekend started early - around 1 p.m. on Thursday I got a call that Ben had a fever and needed to be picked up from daycare. By the time I got home it was around 102.5 and I called the doctor asking whether they thought I should bring him in. Yes, I am totally clueless. I gave him a dose of Tylenol and went to the doctor's office, where I ended up waiting 1.5 hours, even though they gave me an appointment over the phone. I did not have my Beco with me and my arms were just about to fall off when it was finally our turn. They couldn't find anything wrong with him and home I went again. I checked his temp again - it was 104.9!!!!!!!!!!!!! Needless to say I totally panicked. I gave more medicine and it seemed to help. Poor Ben was out of it most of that afternoon and slept from 7 until 7 the next morning with only one brief wake up at midnight. Friday I stayed home with a cranky baby, but at least the temp was much lower.

Saturday we saw some major teething and grumpiness, but the fever was gone completely. There was a huge Asian festival literally down the street from us, and we decided to take a look. Needless to say, someone small and grumpy was not very impressed by it. Unfortunately I did not see one thing that could qualify as Korean.

"Asian festival? Who cares?"
On Sunday we ventured to his friend Liam's Dol all the way to the neighboring state. It was the longest drive we've made with him (40 minutes) and luckily he slept on the way there. We will not be discussing the drive home. We had a great time there and met some other adoptive families, which is always a bonus.


  1. Poor sick Ben :(
    I say fire that pediatrician's office! 1.5 hours?! Sheesh!

  2. Teething is not fun for anyone! I hope Ben is feeling better.

  3. OH Poor ben, high fevers freak mommies out! I hope he is on the mend.

  4. LOL @ "We will not be discussing the drive home." ;o)

    Sorry Ben has been so sick--hope he is doing much better now.

  5. Poor baby! Zoe is a fever kid. It's always 104. Scary, but you get used to it (something strange to get used to). i used to be afraid her brain would melt. Teething is no fun! We have that here too. Hope we can get the boys together soon for some Uncle Julios!