We have been sick here in our little home. Scarlett has been coming down with a bad cold for a couple of days. We have been using Doterra all-natural oils. They work great on improving congestion, colds and coughs. But I do find that they don't work as good on fevers in children. Last night, Scarlett was very uncomfortable and just wouldn't fall asleep. No fever, but restless. After Ty and I watched a movie, I tried to rock her, sing to her and gently massage her little legs. It didn't do much good.
After a couple of hours of failed attempts, I brought her into our bed to sleep with us.
Normally when Scarlett is sick, she only wants Mommy. When she reached for Daddy, I was surprised but happy. It isn't often that she gets to spend time with him. She laid down with Ty and fell asleep for about 3 hours.
I woke out of a sound sleep at 2 am. I sat up abruptly with an uneasy feeling in my stomach. I looked to my right to see Scarlett sound asleep next to her Daddy. I felt her little forehead. She was heating up. Fever. This worries me since last July, Scarlett had a febral seizure from a fast rising fever. After being hospitalized, I was told to be proactive with her fevers. I immediately took her temperature and sure enough 100.4. I know this doesn't sound very high for a toddler, but her temp was only 101 the last time the seizure hit. I gave her some meds and then got her in the tub for a 2 am luke-warm bath. After drying her and dressing her lightly, I held her on the couch for awhile. Her fever was going down.
It's funny how mothers have such strong instincts. I could never have guessed that I would be as good at mothering or nurturing as I am today. Instincts take over. I awoke out of my sleep at just the right time to catch her temperature before it got worse. I didn't know why I woke distressed and nervous. But now I see, it was my Motherly instincts waking me for Scarlett.
Scarlett woke up this morning and ate a very large breakfast. This is a great sign since she hasn't been very hungry the last couple days. I think she's on her way to slowly feeling better. We'll be laying low and taking our vitamins today; hoping that we get better soon, as we have some traveling to do the beginning of this week.
I hope you all had a great weekend.