Writing it while laying on the hotel bed in Lisbon, Portugal waiting for Chloe to get up from her morning nap.
This meant to be the perfect last family holidays before I have to go back to work … Not the first time when Chloe gets sick !!! Yep I was lucky enough not to have Chloe ill until now.
She was fine the whole day when we were traveling except a bit of a runny nose, which I blamed on teething ! She went of to sleep without any problem and then at midnight it all kicked off.
Chloe woke up screaming with 39 C fever and such a bad runny nose that she couldn’t breath ! That’s when the panic started building inside me … What if giving Calpol won’t get the temperature down? Should I be asking the hotel for a doctor or an ambulance ?… Why is this temperature not going down (2min after giving calpol) ? …
Chloe would be waking up every 10 minutes crying for the next few hours … I think that we managed to settle at around 4am …
Luckily I had thermometer , calpol, nose spray and this little funny thing to clean baby nose with me … Or shall I say luckily I had Calpol as the rest wasn’t really helpful to me. You see I have taken the forehead thermometer which as it turns up reeds different temperature every second, Chloe would scream whenever I went enywhere near her with nose “thing” (don’t know how this thing is called) or the nose spray so I couldn’t use it.
After googling baby temperature on NHS website I found out that you shouldn’t use forehead thermometer on babies as it isn’t accurate (hhhmmmm why do they sell them? Why do they market them for babies?) and that with baby over 6 months I shouldn’t panic yet (easier said that done!). I ended up just giving her lots of breast milk and water to keep her hydrated and Calpol to keep the temperature in control.
Luckily Chloe seems very happy this morning with her amazingly good appetite (she loves hotel breakfasts) and so far good morning nap so fingers crossed we went thorough the worst. Now we just need to go to the pharmacy to get more Calpol and old school thermometer 😊