Wesley is 5 months old today! He weighs 16 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces. He is wearing 6-12 month clothes and 9 month clothes and a size 2 diaper. He drinks 6 5 ounce bottles a day and gets oatmeal in the last 3 bottles of the day. He has become a very happy baby. He smiles a lot. He loves his brother. Wesley had his first hospital stay this past weekend. On Saturday he started with a fever. Of course it was 10 minutes after the doctor closed for the day. I called the on call doctor and he said to give tylenol every 4 hours and if his temperature got to 102.5-103 to give Wesley a sponge bath and if his temperature didn't come down to bring him to the er. Overnight it got to 103.6 but I decided to wait it out until the morning. In the morning his temperature was 102.9. I gave him a sponge bath and tylenol and fed him his bottle. He threw up the whole bottle and his temperature was only down to 102.7 40 minutes later and he was acting lethargic. So the pediatrician told us to go to the er. They did bloodwork, a urine cath, and suctioned him to check for rsv and the flu. Everything came back negative but his bloodwork showed that his white blood cell count was double what it should be so they decided to admit him. His blood cultures never grew anything so it was probably just a virus causing the fever but it turned out he does have an ear infection so he is now on amoxicillin. Wesley was discharged late yesterday afternoon.
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