Surviving Our First Illness

Ava turned 10 months old, so I guess not to bad going. She’s had her first official illness and we all survived. My poor little treasure woke up yesterday and from the get go, she seemed lethargic, I thought she was just a little more tired than usual and headed off to work not thinking much of it.

An hour later I received a phone call from our nanny informing me that Ava had woken from her nap with a very flushed face and her body was boiling hot and she wouldn’t stop crying, she also had a temp of 39.2. By the time I got home, her temp was up to 39.5 so I administered some Empaped and decided to wait it out.

I can see she is cutting three teeth at the moment so put the temp and grumpiness down to that. After an hour of her temp fluctuating between 38.9 and 39.5, she fell asleep and on waking she did seem a little better. She ate all her lunch and within a few minutes, her cheeks were flushed and her temp was spiking again at 39.5 so I decided to call our GP who thankfully could see her within an hour.

My poor baby has Tonsillitis, from the sounds of things, for the first of many times. Yesterday was tough, she was really needy, obviously, and was not interested in getting comfort from anyone except me. She spent the whole day on my lap, whining & crying “mama mama” over and over and over again.

Thankfully her fever broke just after 11pm last night and we were all able to get a good nights rest and she seems much happier and perkier today, but not eating well. I’m sure all will be sorted within the next day or so as she completes her antibiotics.

And now for some cutie photo’s for not so Wordless Wednesday:


Ice Cream! YUMMY!!!

Spur ribs are DELICIOUS!

Pee-Ka-Boo Dada!



  • zamom

    October 20, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Zoe is crazy about Spur as well. Sorry to hear about the tonsillitis. I had it millions of times as a child and eventually had my tonsils out in Std 5 (my mom was anti having them out). Fortunately neither of mine have ever had it, but I guess that might be jinxing things although Chris still gets it and recently had what the GP he shares rooms with described as a chronic infection and he fortunately didn’t pass it on. Remember to throw away her toothbrush as that can be a source of re-infection.

  • bethjane

    October 20, 2010 at 11:34 am

    All kids love the Spur! My daughter at 19 still choses to go there with friends, but I think now it has more to do with her budget – the 2 for 1 burger special is a hit with students!

    Hope Ava the cutie carries on getting better…

  • little29

    October 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    high temps always freak me out! I remember my paed telling me that even though little one’s can have raised temps while teething never put really high temps down to teething as it normally means something else is brewing. dont forget probiotics!
    so glad she is on her way to feeling better!! love the spur pics – damn thats a cute one!

  • tzipieastwest

    October 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Hope Ava gets better really soon.
    Too cute pics. 1st one reminds me of a little bird in a nest, peeping for his/her mum to bring more food !

  • orbit365

    October 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

    She is getting cuter and cuter. I’m loving her hair!
    I take it that she is back to her normal self now. Glad about that.
    I do empathize with the sick baby thing. I hate when my kids get sick. And it always seems to happen when there is loads of work and other pressure in my life.


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