Miaomiao had a short afternoon nap yesterday and then she was waked up by her urine. I took a cup of yogurt to her after she went to the toilet and then i found her arms and forehead were very hot. So i checked her body temperature with a thermometer: 38.8 degrees centigrade. She got a fever!
As she hadn’t got a fever for a long time, i didn’t expect it at all. I held her and sat on the sofa. She didn’t feel comfortable and lied in my arms. I asked her to drink some water. But she only drinked a bit and didn’t want to drink it anymore. Her grandma also sat beside us. Then we both decided to let her drink some Herba Houttuyniae granules – a kind of Chinese patent medicine that can bring down a fever for both children and adult.
After taken some medicine, we checked her body temperature again: 39 degrees centigrade. A bit higher than just now. I held her in my arms and felt worried. Would her body temperature continue rising or come down? I didn’t want to just wait. So was there anything i could do now? I thought for a while and then remembered a method i had seen to bring down a fever for kids online before. It was leggings fever method. It was easy to use because we just need to bind the baby’s legs with two wet and warm towels and put the towels away after twenty minutes. I bound her legs with two towels and then continued to hold her sitting on the sofa. I checked her body temperature again after a while: 38.7 degrees centigrade. A bit lower. “I want to sleep.” Miaomiao said to me after i took away the towels. So i put her on the bed and let her sleep. She slept for about two hours this time and we gave her some medicine and food after she waked up. We also checked her body temperature again during this period: 38 degrees centigrade. I played her stickers book with her after she ate some milk cereal. She threw up all the medicine and food she ate after played for a while. Maybe she ate too much and felt uncomfortable. We cleaned the vomitus and gave a simple wash for her. After that, I played on the bed with her and gave her some medicine later. Her body temperature kept 38.3 degrees centigrade at night.
After a night’s sleep, we find her body temperature comes down to 37.6 this morning. We give her some medicine before breakfast. And then her body temperature is 37 degrees centigrade after breakfast. Her fever is gone! Thank goodness! I continue to give her some medicine today and her body temperature doesn’t rise again.
It’s not easy to take care of a sick child, but i think you can do it well if you are calm and patient enough. Hope that every child can grow up healthily and happily.
The following is the record of Miaomiao’s body temperature of the two days:
16:30 – 38.8℃
17:10 – 39℃
17:50 – 38.7℃
20:10 – 38℃
22:30 – 38.3℃
23:33 – 38.3℃
02:59 – 38.2℃
08:52 – 37.6℃
10:38 – 37℃
14:41 – 37℃
19:51 – 36.7℃