I had my first experience with the twins being sick last week.
Maybe it's because it's been 14 years since I had a little one around, I don't know. But I hang my RN head low when I admit that it took me all day to figure out they weren't feeling well.
I probably should have noticed something wasn't right when they slept an hour longer for their morning nap (I was ecstatically doing laundry).
I should have had a clue when they didn't want to swing in the baby swings at the park.
this is a different "happy day" at the park...I didn't take pics of them crying
Or fussed over their afternoon bottle.
It finally dawned on me when they slept for another 3 hours and woke up feeling warm to the touch.
Of course, they didn't have those fancy ear thermometers when my kids were little and all my rectal thermometers have since disappeared (maybe it was after one of my kids used the wrong one to take his own temperature orally a few years back---"you put this where?!!!!" he said disgustingly--like I never cleaned it or something).
So I ran next door and asked my neighbor if she had an ear thermometer I could borrow. Her youngest is 5 so after a few minutes of searching she gave me an old one and said "I don't have anymore covers for it and I don't remember how to work it. Good luck."
I took it home and replaced the batteries and finally figured how to get around the "cover missing" error and got it to read.
The only problem was I couldn't (for the LIFE of me!) get it to switch to Fahrenheit.
Another shamefully nursing admission was I couldn't remember the formula to convert it.
And my Internet was down that day and my math genius daughter wasn't answering her text.
I was pretty pleased with myself when I found a way to figure it out.
It was about the same time that the Hubby called.
After relating my story of not being able to find a thermometer in our house to the whole Fahrenheit conversion mystery....which was (in his defense) a little long and he probably wasn't paying very close attention to my story due to the fact he was busy at work...
I triumphantly exclaimed "So I finally got out the meat thermometer....."
"You what?!! You can't stick a meat thermometer in a babies...."
I used it to convert the temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit!"
"you want to stick that sharp pointy thing where?"