Living in #meltdown Hell 

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It’s safe to say that we are officially inside a fever cycle. If you look at the image below, you can see Emmett’s temperatures over the last couple of weeks.

We crossed over the 100°F threshold, that is typical of a fever flare. If that wasn’t evidence enough, his demeanor has been a kick in the nuts.

Yesterday afternoon we went Pokémon hunting/walking in North Canton. The idea was having some fun while getting a bit of exercise. Things were good until we got there and Emmett was out of Pokeballs. The moment we pulled into the parking lot, Elliott caught a Pikachu with a hat on. I guess that’s a big deal.

Emmett couldn’t get it because he needed to find a Pokestop first.



Anyway, the trip was a disaster until the very end. Emmett purged and was in a better place by the time we got to the end of the track.
After the walk, we stopped for ice cream at this custard shop. We’ve been there a few times but not for awhile. At some point since our last visit, the menu changed and they no longer serve cotton candy ice cream.

Normally this would upset Emmett, but we’d work through it. Yesterday however, there was no working through it. He pretty much lost it in the parking lot of the custard stand, and ended up not wanting anything. He simply was unable to deal with the change.



This extreme reaction is not something that would typically happen, outside of a fever cycle.

Upon returning home and checking his temperature, he had breached the 100°F threshold. This is only a best guess, because there’s not a test that we can do. It’s based on a combination of temperature, demeanor, and fever cycles.

It’s going to be a long ten days….

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Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)

  

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