Sunday, November 05, 2006

Can this happen?

We had an extremely busy day as a family. We were out of the ouse at 7:39, had breakfast at Cracker Barrel, and then went to Chicago to the the museum of science and industry.

After our busy day at the museum, we came home and straightened up the house while waiting for the babysitter to arrive. We had planned to go out to dinner with Daddy's sister and brother-in-law. We had not been out without the kids in 2 or 3 months, and we were both really looking forward to it. Trevor had other plans, though.

As soon as the babysitter arrived, Trevor started crying that he wanted to "come with." Over and over, he told us he wanted to "come with" as he cried pretty hard. He cried for about 10 minutes as Daddy and I made out final preparations for our night out without kids. Just as we were getting ready to leave, I hugged Trevor, and he felt warm. I asked Daddy to feel him, and we exchanged bewildered looks as he confirmed that Trevor felt warm.

I wasn't messing around, and I gave him two Tylenol Meltaways right away, even before we confirmed his temperature. These are reasonably tasty, and even if his fever weren't that bad, I figured giving him the Tylenol would calm him down.

Daddy brought me the thermometer, the temporal scanner, and it revealed a temperature in excess of 102. We took it a few more times, and we eventually got readings over 103.


It was possible he was warm from all the crying, so we took his temperature with the ear thermometer. 103.3.


I found an oral thermometer. 103.

This kid really had a fever. But he was acting fine, beyond the crying, which really was normal since we were leaving. And, he had been acting fine all day long. And it was just time for us to leave.

So, we left.

I mean, the babysitter was there. And, we hadn't been out for months.

Actually, we left on the condition that we would call within 20 minutes, and if he was still feverish or acting sick, we would come home. When I called, his temperature was 99, and he was acting a little tired and asking for us, but he was fine.

We went to dinner, and it was very nice.

So, here's my question. Can a kid cause his temperature to rise to over 103 intentionally???

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