Posted by Kiran Manral
Unfortunately, I happened to be out of town when this happened, but the cold hand of dread clutched my heart and squeezed it, even though I did know he was being well cared for. For the simple reason that the child has a tendency to go into febrile seizures with the onset on fever. Of course, he is grown now and the risk of getting into seizures lessens after a certain age, but then as the wise man said, what is a mother for if not to worry. So there I was sitting in a conference, chewing my nails, whatsapping the spouse for a second by second update on the fever situation, demanding to speak with the offspring, trying to deduce how high the fever would be from the tone of his voice and then finally, being too wound up to think coherently and take an early flight back home, where, as luck would have it, the traffic and the rains conspired to make me reach home two hours later than I would have if the roads were clear.
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