What with Mrs D's trips last year while pregnant, the birth itself and her readmission after the birth, along with her giving us a little scare recently, we were off again last night to the hospital!
Mrs D rang me when I was at the East meet at Lakeside to tell me that Cameron had a bit of a temperature. She wasn't kidding!, it was 39/39.5! He'd been fine when I left, but around 11am he started to show the signs - and he was just not his normal self. Very quiet, subdued and just not him.
So when I got home we monitored him and he was still showing a high temp. We checked him for any rashes and signs of anything untoward, which there wasn't. He'd already been given Calpol by Mrs D and we gave him some more when I got back. By around 7pm he was still very hot, cheeks really flushed and temp was back up to 39 after dropping slightly to 38.5 - so we rang the out of hours doctor's number who took some info and got one of the medical team to ring back.
They told us to go to the hospital to see the out of hours doctor and booked us in, so off we went (fortunately only a 5 min drive).
Saw the doc and he gave Cameron a good look over and apart from the temp he was fine, so just told us to monitor him etc. Got home and gave him some more Calpol to see him through the night, during which he was very restless, but his temp had gone done slightly.
By mid-morning today he was pretty much back to his normal self and his temp had gone right back down to normal - phew! - and he was very much almost himself again, just a little bit grouchy.
Kids eh? I'm waiting to see what my first trip to A&E will be with him! - it's going to happen one day, hopefully not for quite a while!