- Sending a child who barely ran a 99.something temp to school will result in a raging fever that gets measured in the school nurse's office.
- A child who ran a 99.something degree temp 23 hours prior to the start of class has 50/50 odds of being well (if kept at home) or of spiking a true fever (if sent to school).
- Making a doctor's appointment is an effective means of reducing or eradicating fever.
- Behavior is a poor thermometer. The same child who ran laps around the yard, spent twenty minutes on the trampoline, and then wrestled the dog into submission can measure a toasty one-oh-three.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Skater Girl is home sick for the third day in a row. I suspect she could have gone to school today. Still, there exists a sort of "Murphy's Law" regarding ill children with elevated temperatures. A few of the basic tenets include: