This morning, when the Bookworm King woke me from my "night's sleep" (read "brief nap"), #4 had a low-grade fever. He was still uncomfortable. I called our new (and very nice) pediatrician and got him an appointment right way. Then I emailed three friends to pray along with us for a good report and complete healing for #4 with NO hospital stay (which is quite likely for a four week old with a fever). And we left for the doctor's appointment. (I admit, on the way, I called ComfyDenim to whine about my night and morning. Occasionally, a mom just has to whine.)
The doctor was visibly worried about illness in a baby this small. But the fever was gone when we arrived at the doctor's office (Hallelujah!). And upon examination, Dr. F. found that #4 has an infection in his left ear. He started him on an antibiotic and gave me dosing instructions for a decongestant for someone as tiny as #4. (Oh, and we learned that #4 now weighs ten pounds.) This evening, he is resting more comfortably, and is breathing much easier. I'm hoping for a good night!
Also, #2 and #3 are both back to their normal selves! So, as soon as #4 returns to his normal self, we'll declare our household healthy! Hopefully it will last for the summer because we have things to do besides sit here and change out videos and play quietly.