Subj: feeling small and ineffective
Date: 3/31/01 9:28:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time
John woke up this morning not feeling very well. When Elsa took his temperature, it registered 103. Thinking the thermometer must be out of whack, she shook it back down and took it again. Same results.
They called their doctor's office and the covering physician prescribed and anti-biotic and cough medicine. Elsa zipped down to pick them up and nipped across to the grocery store for John's favorite staples - cantaloupe and a couple cans of albacore tuna.
John came downstairs after Elsa got home and had a lunch of cut up cantaloupe and almost the entire can of tuna. But by tonight, his appetite has gone and his temperature has hit 104.
A second call to the doctor instructed him to take Tylenol to bring down the temperature, to no avail. They are waiting for a call back from the doctor because John is definitely getting worse, not better.
It is all very well and good to say that high temperatures are the norm with streph (sp?) infections, but is alarming to see him and to touch him - he is so hot.
I feel small and ineffective.
Keep us in your thoughts. John's M-I-L