So, Max (my almost 3-year-old son) had a massive fever from noon on Sunday until 4:20 PM Monday. No other symptoms!
Sick child=no sleep for you!
I stayed home with him Monday because he was so lethargic and sleepy. I decided in the morning (8:30) to make him a doctor’s appointment. You know that this is a necessity even though you know it’s a virus. You have that one time you don’t take your kid to the office till day three and he has a horrible double ear infection and the doctor is like “no wonder he doesn’t want to eat, his throat is very red”. So, now you pay your copay/deductible/ co-insurance or all of the above to see the doctor for 4 minutes to find out; you were right! It’s a virus.
He had a fever of 99.8 in the parking lot and when I took him in and they took his temperature it was normal. So, I checked again with mine. (you know I carry my own thermometer!) It was normal. What the hell?! I should have made the appointment for 9 am so he could miraculous cure himself hours sooner.
Kids bounce back from sickness and fever so quickly; it’s amazing!
It looks like it may be an active flu season, so, I may be blogging about lots of fevers this winter. You can leave your :”I told you so!” comments at that time.
I haven’t had any of those I got the flu shot and got the flu moments, or the i didn’t get the flu shot and got the flu moments either. I do remember last year, getting the flu shot while pregnant and my son and husband both got this 36 hour stomach bug. However, I heard that stomach bugs are not the flu. WHAT?! I’m so confused. I see everywhere giving the flu shot, even target was giving them. So, for now we remain un-vaccinated for the flu season 2014. Maybe after this trial season I will change my mind about the flu shot. Or maybe next week!
with love and kindness,