On wednesday Miss Fizz had her First Birthday.
Oh My how quickly the year had gone!
Two days before Miss Fizz could celebrate her first year we had a worrying few days. On Monday night I picked up a different baby, cuddly and quiet and a temperature of 38. We called NHS direct, the emergency Dr wangled out of visiting us saying that if she got worse we could go to A&E but that it was probably viral. By Tuesday Daddy was really worried after I told him that Miss Fizz was acting like a newborn, would only sleep frog like on Mamma and dribbling all over me. We called our own Dr and begged for a home visit.
Miss Fizz has a viral inection but as her temperature wasn’t easing with Calprofen we were prescribed antibiotics.
I wanted Miss Fizz to be better for her birthday and although still not herself she was much brighter on the day.
A truck load of family arrived, a heap of presents and Miss Fizz was very overwhelmed by it all and very tired too.
It is really worrying that first time you feel a bit helpless, your child is really poorly, you feel a bit ignored by medics. In fact my twitter friends were more help!
My advice next time I’ll demand a home visit. I won’t back down because I think the Dr knows best, because Mamma (well Dadda in this case) knows best!
How do you cope when your little ones are ill?
Thanks to twitter friends @BabyBornFreeUK @luke1972 @ditransitive for their quick advice!