Friday evening, Jonathan was cranky, he fell asleep early, and he felt hot. I wondered if it might be an ear infection because his right ear had been squeaking when he nursed.
In the middle of the night, I remembered that fever is a common reaction to the MMR vaccine, usually occuring 7-12 days after the shot is administered. Friday was 8 days after Jonathan got his MMR.

In the morning, I took his temperature and it was 100. He was sleepy, hot, needing to be held, and throwing up all weekend. It was hard to tell if the throwing up was just from gagging on mucus or from a real stomach bug. We took a lot of baths. His fever remained around 100/101 throughout the days.

He had a few periods of wakeful activeness each day and then seemed his normal self. This morning when he still had a fever, I called Dr.Anderson. He said day 5 of fever they start to be concerned, but he asked about a host of symptoms that Jonathan does not have, so he was satisfied to not see him today, since he knows we are observant parents. He definitely wants to see him tomorrow if the fever is still there - to test for pneumonia or other more serious things.

Today he is much better. He did throw up while I was on the phone with Jon. But after a bath, he had a mini nap and then it was sunny out and we played there for a while. Sunshine is good medicine!

He seems much more his old self, and he even played with a puzzle in the other room while I was making lunch. Afternoon temperature still above 100. His mini nap is all he's had so far but he's as active as any 16 month old, you wouldn't know he had a fever to look at him now.

What does this have to do with the title of this post? Well, on Thursday I filled up the sandbox/pool with warm water for Jonathan to play in. It felt like such a warm day. However, it was a bit chilly when he didn't have any clothes on. Did playing outside in the nude lead to this sickness, whatever it is? The old ladies would say so.
Posted by Heather Daley on March 22, 2005, 4:21 pm | Read 7301 times
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Here's a sure sign (pun not intended at first, but hey, it wrks!) that he's on the mend. He singed to go to the bathroom not too long after I posted.
Posted by joyful on March 22, 2005, 5:06 pm

Not THIS old lady! :)
Posted by SursumCorda on March 22, 2005, 5:09 pm

You're not in that category. (:

P.S. Sorry for the typos in my first comment.
Posted by joyful on March 22, 2005, 5:21 pm
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