All three children are going to the ER. It started with Hannah and the other two following closely behind. Hannah spiked a fever which is something that she likes to do on occasion. Husband did the same thing when he was a child.
Then she started complaining of her "belly button hurting." Charlie started complaining of the same thing. Both of them are just miserable looking and spiraling down. I gave Hannah some children's ibuprofen and two hours later her auxiliary temp is 103.5. The fever is not coming down even after medication and she is feeling worse. Time to go. So, we have packed them all up and they are all going to be seen. They all have fevers, have all been sleeping and cranky today, and are all following the same pattern.
In other news, I got an e-mail (and was asked to pass this along) about a mom who was asked to leave Turkey Run State Park swimming pool today because she was breastfeeding. The lifeguard (who made claims to being a manager) called it public indecency.
When informed of state law, he didn't care and wanted her to leave anyway. She stayed.
Not withstanding any other law, a woman may breastfeed her child anywhere the woman has a right to be. Source: Indiana Code 16-35-6-1 Chapter 6, Sec. 7
I suggested filing a formal complaint with DNR and with the various managers at the park itself along with writing a letter to the editor of the local newspaper and have a nurse-in.
It is illegal to ask a nursing mom to leave or cover up in the state of Indiana or any other state that has laws protecting nursing moms. And calling a mom feeding her baby "public indecency" is in itself indecent. I've had people try to tell me to leave or take my nursing infant to the bathroom to feed her and I had steam coming out of my ears over it.
When will people realize that they are just breasts? There is nothing special about them. They are being used for their primary purpose. Feeding a baby. Yes, they can be fun with other marital privilege activities, but so is kissing. Yet, mouths are also used to eat.
Anyway, I have to go. We're pulling into the hospital parking lot.