The first odd thing I noticed was Meagan sleeping in. She was kind of tired and wasn't waking at her normal time. The second thing my husband noticed was Meagan's head - the normal large "crater" in the front of her head was completely filled. This was not normal for her - especially considering she sleeps at an upright angle all night. Meagan did nurse but then wanted to sleep again. She was fussy and cried here and there. I noticed more purple stitches coming out of the top of her head, leaving behind small blood mark and some of the incision spots oozing blood.
Later that morning when I went to check on her, I put my hands on her hands - they felt like fire. I thought it was strange even her fingers felt so hot, so I took her temperature. 101.6. Definitely a fever, but, nothing I was too worried about. She was obviously uncomfortable so I gave her some Advil. A little while later, I felt her again -she was burning up even more. This time the temperature was 102.7 even with the Advil, so I started to alternate the ibuprofen and acetaminophen Her fever still did not break. She was inconsolably fussy. I was only able to get 4-5 ounces of fluid in her all day. And her head was still puffy after being upright the entire day. I knew at that point a trip to the ER was warranted.