Hello all. My little guy woke up today sick for the first time-- congested, coughing, fever of 102.8. I've gotten suggestions from the pediatrician's office on how to keep him as comfortable as possible, but my question is this: should I leave him with my aunt tonight? She normally does dinner/bedtime with him on Tuesdays while my husband and I sing in our choir rehearsal. The trouble is, LO is not a fan of the bottle. The last few times my aunt has been here he has totally rejected it and has gone to bed upset and hungry, leading to more wakeups at night. My feeling is that he needs extra comfort and snuggles and nursing since he's not feeling well and that tonight would be a good night for me to stay home with him, but that may just be FTM + first time sick baby anxiety. Thoughts? Advice from those of you whose babies have been sick?
(One complicating factor is that our choir is small (11 people) and so each person/voice is really important. I have not missed a rehearsal in years (even when the baby was born! He was born on a Thursday and went to choir the following Tuesday). However, my husband just missed last week because my aunt wasn't available and we couldn't find anyone else to watch David. I don't want to start a trend of missing rehearsal a lot.)