I started getting a fever yesterday.
I think the last time I had one was in 2003. Last night was bad, then I woke up today better.
Stupid me. Typical of a mom. I went ahead with the day. I did not rest.
I started feeling a little crappy again early in the evening. (Thankfully I had just finished making school lunches!).
Minutes later I was in hell. Aching, shivering and thrashing around. I declared I felt worse than I did in labor (with a failed epidural). What’s worse is that Kate Plus Eight was on the TV during my agony, which you know added to it.
I wailed that this was karma, for not sufficiently caring for my son when he was feverish last week and being dragged around Great Wolf Lodge (I didn’t know he had a fever…thought he was being a pill).
Despite ingesting Tylenol and Advil the fever kept rising, and my agony along with it.
I don’t remember fevers sucking so bad. I get nervous when the kids have them because of my daughter’s history of febrile seizures. I’m guessing this was particularly painful because it was rising rapidly.
My really devoted husband tried to help, but I was unhelpable. So, he kept taking my temperature.
Now its down to 101.6 which feels great compared to two hours ago, but I can’t sleep at all. I was wondering how high is really bad. I’m hoping I can get it together in the morning to have a proper first day of school send off.
How do you manage when you’re sick yet responsible for others?