111

Kory wasn’t feeling too good yesterday. He was burning hot to touch, I couldn’t get him to eat or drink anything, he just wanted to lie on the couch and not move, his heart was racing and he just wasn’t himself. He had me quite worried.

After giving him calpol and his temperature not dropping and him still remaining the same, i ended up ringing 111. Something I’ve never had to do before. I was heartbroken when speaking to them on the phone, I had convinced myself that something was seriously wrong. They asked me some questions about Kory’s symptoms and reassured me that it didn’t sound like anything I needed to worry about but to keep my eye on him. This helped me to feel a bit better but I still couldn’t help but worry…

He remained the same throughout the night, he kept tossing and turning in his sleep, crying and his body was still hot. It was like sleeping next to a radiator. Except I don’t think I got much sleeping done at all. My anxiety wouldn’t let me and I spent the night just watching him.

Thankfully Kory has woke up feeling much better today. He hasn’t been as hot to touch, he’s managed to eat and drink something and he’s been a bit more lively, a bit more like his usual self. However, Kory still isn’t 100% back to himself, he’s still very clingy and a little wingy but that’s a massive improvement compared to how he was yesterday.

Today when I realised that Kory was in fact okay and I had maybe worried a bit too much about how he was. I felt a bit silly for ringing. Like I’d wasted their time because what was wrong with him turned out to be nothing but then I thought about it some more and realised that if it had turned out to be something more serious and I did nothing about it then I would have never of forgiven myself. It made me so upset seeing him like that yesterday, I was definitely thinking of every possible worst case scenario in my head. In Kory’s almost 2 years of being here, he’s had the sniffles here and there but nothing that ever gave me a scare quite like that.

We can never be too careful when it comes our children.

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