Summer’s coming up and while it may not be hot yet where you are, it’s definitely hot where I live. I’m a desert rat, grew up in a desert city, and heat is what I know and love (trust me, if you throw a snowball at me, I’m liable to hurl a cactus at you 😉 ).
It’s hot outside and even hotter in the car. The kids are crying in the back seat, they’re all sweaty and red and mom is panicking, thinking they’re going to get heatstroke. They could, I suppose. Kids’ bodies don’t have temperature controls like adults do; they can’t dissipate heat effectively and overheat quickly. Heat exhaustion strikes first: skin is pale and sweating is profuse, child may complain of nausea, headache, and dizziness, there are muscle cramps. It’s very uncomfortable; I’ve had it a few times. Heat stroke comes after heat exhaustion and is the most severe form of heat sickness-it’s LIFE THREATENING. Symptoms include flushed and DRY skin-sweating has stopped, altered mental status, core temperature of 105˚ or higher.