Yesterday, Mikaela had her first fever. At just 5 weeks, it is definitely an unwanted milestone. The day before I noticed that she wasn't really eating as well as she normally does. That night, she was up all night extremely congested and vomiting due to all the congestion. The next morning when I took her temperature, she was at 100.4. After dropping Naomi off at daycare, we went to the pediatricians where they drew blood to check her white blood count. Thankfully everything was normal and Mikaela most likely just had the same cold that Naomi has, except since she was so little it was causing her to have a fever.
Throughout the day, her fever varied between 100-101.8. We gave her infants tylenol every 4 hours and used a ton of sinus drops to clear out her congestion. Finally this morning at around 6am I noticed her head was nice and cool to the touch even though we were coming up on the end of a 4hr cycle for her medicine. Now, at 9am she is totally calm and content, with no fever. She's still super congested, but that's just a minor concern vs the fever.