When Chris came home from work on Friday night just after 8 p.m. he said he was so tired he pretty much just wanted to go to bed. Normally when he works the 12 noon to 8 pm shift he’s not all that tired because he tends to get more rest than when he works the 7:30 am shift and ends up getting up at 5 am!
So this was unusual.
Since he was so tired I decided we’d better eat right away, but he didn’t even want to eat dinner.
That was totally not like him. Wiped out, no appetite and his stomach had uhm … caused him to run to the washroom twice the evening before .. So I walked up to him and put my hand on his forehead and sure enough he had a fever.
I spent the rest of the evening checking on him as he lay on the couch watching TV. I gave him a Tylenol as soon as I discovered his fever, and managed to get another one into him before he headed for bed at about 1 am. Why he stayed up so late when he came home so wiped out I don’t know – but he did.
He doesn’t get sick too often but when he does he’s miserable. I’m hoping that he feels better when he wakes up.
I’m the one who gets fevers all the time in this house. I get fevers at least five times a day! At least now he’s got a recent reminder of how zapped you can feel when you get a fever.
Other than feeling feverish and wiped out he said he didn’t feel too bad. No headache or upset stomach.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he’s back to normal by morning or else this is going to be one long weekend!