MO is missing his second day of school due to still periodically running fever. I totally know this is VIRAL! When he is not running fever HE COULD BE AT SCHOOL! When he is running fever he feels awful, he is crying and has the chills even though he is burning up. Yesterday his fever was 103 at one point. If he gets to the point where his fever is back and high and he is crying, his head is hurting and he is shaking from the chills then taking Tylenol or Motrin to get this HIGH awful fever to go down is not easy. MO has NEVER taken medicine good, in fact, he takes it terrible...it doesn't matter if it is an antibiotic, or Tylenol or Motrin, he gets sick to his stomach just THINKING about taking it! I know it is all in his head. He doesn't even have to take a drink of the medicine to throw up, he will just throw up getting ready to take it. And when we can finally get him to calm down and take it, it takes him about 20 minutes to take his dose because he is taking such tiny drinks and following each TINY drink with a gallon of water and an M&M. Then he is ready for his next drink. After going through each of his drink rituals he looks to see how much medicine he has left and complains that even though he is drinking it that the medicine does not seem to be going down any. Are you kidding me!?!? If you would actually take a normal drink it might look as though the medicine is going down. After he has finally taken all of the medicine it usually takes 30 minutes to an hour for his fever to break. So having said that, I try to just give him Tylenol and Motrin every three hours, switching off, until I think he may be done running fever. But his viral infections in the past have lasted anywhere from a couple of days to five! So I guess we will see how he does today...I sure wish he could get back to school for the last two days of the week, especially since he is missing next Friday too!
By the way, when MS has to take medicine of any kind he has no problem, he takes his dose in ONE drink and is done and in most cases he actually thinks it was good!