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September 17th, 2009, 07:02 AM
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Just another reason I am so very glad Ian is still breastfeeding. We are all still recovering from swine flu, and its been rather nasty.
It was a bit scary at first with Ian because even with paracetemol and ibuprofen his fever was still between 39.5 and 40.2 C, so over 103 F.
I was si ill at one point I couldnt even get up to change his nappy so took it off him and let him sleep next to me naked. When he peed again i remember rolling him over to the dry side of bed and didnt even move myself!
But will all the fevers, he wass till active most of the time, and never dehydrated. he didnt get the vomiting like the rest of us, and although he couldnt eat for a few days, he breastfed non stop so he weathered it pretty well, inspite being unable to take the antivirals ( he did vomit the second they touched his mouth so no point). I honestly think the breastfeeding made all the difference in the world, as besides the fevers which he seems to run high fevers anyway, he has been less ill then the rest of us. This has been one nightmare of a virus, but glad the worst over!
Just another reason for full term breastfeeding in my book
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September 17th, 2009, 07:59 AM
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Glad you are all getting better! It's horrible when the little ones run a fever, Ben had a nasty virus just a couple of weeks ago.
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September 17th, 2009, 08:47 AM
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Awww I am so sorry your family is sick. We had a nasty flu bug twice last year & both times Jonah did so much better than the rest of us. TBH the major reason I havent' even let myself consider weaning Jonah right now )despite recurring thrush since April & BF pain from pg) is because of all the warning about swine flu & because I remember what the flu did to us (and NOT to him) last year. If I can offer him some protection from being really ill, then to me it's all worth it. I also of course just hope we don't get anything serious this year. I have never been terribly sick while pg & it's bad enough when you aren't pg - I am not looking to try it out.
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September 17th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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Hopefully the sickness will die down a bit soon, but being sick is meant to be a good sign Roll on march!
I havent caught up on everything yet, do you know if its a boy or girl yet?
Are you finding out if you can ?
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September 17th, 2009, 12:08 PM
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Hopefully the sickness will die down a bit soon, but being sick is meant to be a good sign Roll on march!
I havent caught up on everything yet, do you know if its a boy or girl yet?
Are you finding out if you can ?
I don't know gender yet, I may in about three week sat my next Perinatologist appt. The Peri said everything looks great & baby looks healthy. I am still as sick as a dog. I know it is a "good" thing but it doesn't always feel that way of course.
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My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. ~Graycie Harmon
Don't wait to make your son a great man - make him a great boy. ~Author Unknown
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes. ~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~Erich Fromm
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. - Harold Hulbert
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