01 May 2008


When I picked Evan up from school today he said, "I'm really warm."

He looked it, too, all cherry-cheeked and damp hair. I chalked it up to him wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants and running around at "3rd recess" right before school was let out. Then he said, "I'm going to take a nap."

Uh-oh, I thought, something's up because Evan hasn't willingly taken a nap in over 5 years.

My mind immediately went to the trials over at the Chicken house. Please, dear God, let this just be some little 'ole virus and not strep. There are only 20-something more days left in the school year. He cannot get sick.

The thermometer doesn't lie: he has a fever. Low-grade but my boy's body regulates its temp like mine does - our regular body temps are not 98.6, but more like 97-ish, give or take a few tenths of a degree. So 99 degrees is a fever.

I'm going to play it by ear, dose him with Motrin, send him to bed early and see how he feels in the morning.


Mom said...

Oh no! I hope he feels better soon and you guys don't have to battle anything nasty.

Let me know about tomorrow :(

Leeanthro said...

What we had at our house (and I know other people who have had it) is a high fever for 3-5 days and fatigue. Then when the fever breaks, you get congestion. Tylenol, fluids, and rest.

Hope he feels better and it's short-lived.