Hot and Bothered

June 4, 2006

Last night (or maybe this morning), I woke up with the feeling of being roasted over a fire pit. I almost thought it was the temperature of the room, until I pulled the covers off of me and realised it wasn’t the room.. it was me. I fumbled through the medicine cabinet to find our digital thermometer and stuck it under my tongue. Super, I had a fever of 100.6. Summer flu(ke)? I had no idea.. I didn’t even think people got fevers in the middle of summer.

I went back to bed in hopes I would break it by 6:00 am, the time I had to get up for the adoption festival. My alarm goes off at 6:00 am and I still felt uncomfortably hot and now achy, so I took my temperature again. Still the same. Shit! No adoption festival today. Shit, shit, shit. So, I drank two full cups of water, went back to bed and mummified myself under the covers.

I woke up again at 2:00 pm by Celeste meowing in my face and as soon as I peeled the covers off, I knew I had the fever beat. The thermometer confirmed it: 99.1 – w00t! I still ache, though, and feel really weak, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s just a 24 hour thing. Grr. I’m so bummed about missing the adoption festival. 🙁 I guess I’ll have to wait until November.

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