Thursday, August 14, 2008

Family Camp

We were at Athens Camp this past week. I had a great time. The services were wonderful. The boys had a good time also. Tannen started running a fever on mon. There was nothing else wrong as far as on the outward. His fever went to 104!!!! On tues he started not wanting to eat. I had a sore throat all last week and Tris and Paris both had strep. So I thought maybe he picked something up from us. I took him to doc on tues and he thought it might be something called roseola virus. Anyway, so it is something we just have to wait out. I think he got it from a baby at camp. At the time I didn't think anything about it but now that the doc told me that I'm pretty sure that is where he got it. Last week the other baby was running a fever with nothing else apparently wrong. The problem with this virus is that the baby can be contagious for a week or more before the fever comes and for about a week after the fever is gone. It's not that common in baby's over 1 year. None of my other boys ever had this. The doc said he sees it mostly in babys that go to daycare. Tannen is much better today. His fever is gone and he is back to eating.

4 comments:

Mark, Gretchen & Kendrick said...

Poor Tannen, glad he's feeling better. I think one of Emily's kids has had roseola before. How scary though for a fever to get that high. Sure do miss you!!

Cheryl Watters said...

I am sorry your little guy was sick. That's such a helpless feeling, isn't it? I remember when Jason was a baby, he developed a fever and I took him to the dr. The dr. said, "In two days, he will break out in a rash." The inexperienced mother that I was said (to myself, of course), "How in the world would you know that he will break out in a fever in two days?" Sure enough, he did and that is what it was. These strange diseases...

Melanie and Jess Heer said...

Sorry about you guys being sick! I figured you were out at Athens. I'm glad Tannen is feeling better, I hate having a sick baby! I'd rather be sick myself than for one of my kids to be!!

How's Larry doing??

Jill Damon said...

I am glad Tannen is feeling better! I have heard of so many camp kids being sick this year. Also, it was nice talking to you at Family Camp! Your family picture turned out really nice!!