Sunday, November 16, 2008


So Emma is running a temp. *sigh* She woke up in the middle of the night, ok, it was 6 am, but when you've gone to bed at 1 am, it sure feels like it.

Anyway... sore throat headache thing, I am a little worried, cuz this is the age Parker started getting strep every 6 weeks or so...till his tonsils came out, and hers...ARE HUGE! ...but the real reason I'm blogging about this is...

My ear thermometer, has been well used, and unfortunatly "played with". So it only reads in celsius. When she had her kidney infection, in the ER her temp was 40 something, and that alone shot her to the head of the line to be seen. And when Jack was in the nicu, I remember something about 36-37 being normal. So when it read 38.8, i knew is was high, plus she as hot. :)

Anyway, I just got on the computer to find out what it was exactly, and found this page. Cool, but when I read how to convert using math, instead of a computer formula, I laughed out loud. I'll share it with you, so you all can do it, when your computor is not handy!

°F to °C
Deduct 32, then multiply by 5, then divide by 9
°C to °F
Multiply by 9, then divide by 5, then add 32

Ya, my brain's gonna compute that when I have a sick kid in the middle of the night! haha

I just know 38, is "running a temp". We'll leave it at that.


Anonymous said...

We've been at the doc today-strep or tonsillitis, I am just not willing to pay to find out when the treatment is the same. Her (Kylie) last was 6 weeks ago. I see the trend starting. Can we stick her on the gurney with Emma? She is acting fine which is killing me! Hope you all get better quickly!

We in Minnesota said...

Just run in circles, waving your arms and screaming.

Good luck

Sis Sarah said...

Yikes, I hope she starts feeling better soon. I'm no good at math whether I have a cheat sheet or not. I got a nice temporal thermometer, love it.

Lisa M. said...

Hope things are looking up! I hate the flu season!