Remember yesterday, the part where I cried all morning. I also cried all afternoon at my mommy’s feet just to be carried.
Later that day, Daddy came back from work. “The baby is hot!” He said to Mommy. “Have you given him any medicine?”
I stopped crying and sighed with relief, finally someone was listening to me. I am sure this happened to you to. You spend all day and all night crying but nobody thinks of asking you this simple question: How do you feel baby?
Mommy opened her eyes quite wide. “The baby has a temperature?” She repeated slowly. “I did not realise. He cried all day but I just thought he was under the weather.” She sighed.” Oh it must just be his teeth let’s give him the usual medicine.” She added.
When I heard that I stuck close to my Daddy… Mommy just had no idea what was going on with me today.
One hour later, despite the medicine. My official temperature was 39.4 degrees.
“Hmm the baby still looks off colour, we should be thinking of going to the hospital.”
Mommy “Oh no rush, it must be his teeth. Let’s just wait another hour.”
Daddy shook his head. He was not convinced, neither was I. So I did what I had to do: I rolled my eyes, and stopped playing. Suddenly they knew I meant business, especially Mommy. They threw me in my car seat and Daddy drove very fast to take me to the hospital. When we arrived there my temperature was up to 40.1 degrees. Mommy pulled her hair with guilt and Daddy sighed with relief. And me, I was happy I rolled my eyes, there is nothing like a good show for people to start believing you.
Note to all my baby followers: At the next chest infection cry, roll your eyes but most importantly stop playing.
Note to Daddy: I love you Daddy. Thanks for listening.