His fever fell down to about 37.3 degrees yesterday morning, so our family went to the car dealer for the periodic maintenance check of our cars.
My son and I went to bed at 7:30pm, but he woke me up at 1am.
"Mom, it's too hot! and I have a sore throat."
I touched him and he was very hot.
His fever was 38.8 degrees.
"Do you want something to drink?"
I brought a cup of water to him.
He drank it and tried to sleep, but his fever was getting higher and higher and he seemed not to be able to fall asleep.
I kept patting his back and cooling his forehead with a wet cool towel.
His fever finally reached nearly 40 degrees around 2pm.
He looked so painful.
I suspected that his fever was due to the flu.
But I was surprised as to whether the flu of this year was so strong because my children and I already had got the flu shot last November.
After all this my son and I got hardly any sleep after 1pm.
Since today is a national holiday in Japan, most of hospitals and clinics are closed.
So I decided to take him to the holiday emergency clinic.
He took the flu test and was diagnosed with the flu by the doctor.
He got medicines and came home.
After he had the medicine, he finally could fall asleep and he is still sleeping now.
I am relieved that the cause of his fever could be figured out.
He must not go to school at least for this week, but he will be able to recover the flu by the end of this week.
My job is now in the busiest month of the year, so I couldn't take a day off tomorrow.
So my husband will stay with him tomorrow morning.
I asked my boss to take a half day off tomorrow, and I will take care of him tomorrow afternoon.
I really hope that my 5-year-old daughter will not catch the flu from him.
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