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Like A Baby!

I just turned 16 and my parents still treat me like I'm a baby. I'm a good girl for the most part but this happened a few weeks a go I was feeling a little sick so my mom told me to go back to bed I was feeling a little warm so I did as I was told my mom comes up and says let me see if you have a fever so I saw her with the thermometer and vasaline and knew what she was thinking so I said no mommy I'm not a baby I'm in high school now she pulled me over her knees and smack my butt and said I better behave myself otherwise I'll get a spanking too so she wipes my butt with a tissue and dips the thermometer in vaseline right before she put it in my dad comes to check how I was and sees my mom put the thermometer in my butt. I was so embarrassed my parents just talked while I laid there with my butt in the air with a thermometer sticking out of it. Finally I ended having a temperature so she took me to the Dr and when he asked her if she had taken my temperature she said yes, her rectal temperature was 101.9 I ended up getting some medicine and subject to rectal temperatures for the next 4 days in between those days one time my aunt and grandma saw her take my temperature and give me my suppository. I've complained but my parents don't see anything wrong.
makeylajessica makeylajessica 16-17, F 10 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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Wow! Must be very embarassing!! If you want to chat, add me...

I speak for myself when I say I have no problem with a rectal temperature taking being done on me. I've had too many other rectal ministrations done in medical settings to be getting upset over having a thermometer of some type put in my rectum. If I'm sick...I want an accurate reading, and my belief is, as a doctor recently told me, "It is still the "gold standard" for measuring body temperature."

My feeling is that many teens and adults still for medically necessitated reasons have their temperatures taken rectally. And now Liz can jump in here if she wants, as I talk about the type thermometers used. I like many others here were subjected to the three minute rectal temperature by the use of the older glass-mercury rectal thermometers. They're probably still in numerous households, and perhaps even some medical facilities. But today if a rectal reading is needed, most likely it would be obtained by a digital, or more likely a sheathed rectal probe thermometer. And as for Liz, being her post has generated these responses, I'm curious, being she may well still be subject to this routine when her parents feel it is needed; if the thermometer is glass mercury, GERATHERM (European style) or digital or even probe.

My mom is a pediatrician and she uses the glass kind. Both my parents use it on us (we each have our own) but it still sucks to have them do it that way but you're right lots of places do it that way my school and pediatrician do.

Yes, I do still get my temperature taken this way my mom is a pediatrician and I get real queezy so my medicine is usually via shots or suppositories then put to bed

You get spanked. Decribe your worst spanking?

I think one of my worst spankings happened at my dads office I was misbehaving with my little sister and dad warned us to behave but we kept on fooling around and broke a lamp he came in and swatted my sister and I twice on our butts hard and told us it was our last warning clean up the mess we made and sit down. He left the side office and went back to work. We cleaned up what we broke and started playing around again while playing my sister fell and started crying our dad came in and asked what happend he checked up on her to make sure she wasn't hurt she stopped crying by this time although not for long his secretary had came in to see if we're ok my dad said yes and scolded us told us what did I say he grabbed my little sister put her over his knee and spanked her she started crying again he finally let's her up and calls me over I said no daddy I'm sorry he calls me again I tried to run but he grabbed my arm and quickly put me over his lap I felt him pull up my school skirt and start pulling down my panties I cried no daddy not on the bare bottom I tried covering my butt he grabbed my hand pulls down my panties and tells me maybe next you'll both listen and spanked me hard all while his secretary watched when he was done he pulled up my panties and hugged us and told us to behave he was almost done.

Yes it is a little weid.but you can see how much your mother care by doing it this way. Hope your cold was short,and felling better now.

yes it was short my mom gave me some medicine and watched movies with me I know my parents love us and just want the best for us but its so embarrassing to be taking your temperature like a baby

Thats a little extreme I can appreciate your parents care about you ..but wow ..boundaries!

our parents love us very much they would never do anything to hurt us, we can tell them anything some of our friends parents still take their temperature like this too.

I'm sorry it is embarrassing for you to have your temperature taken rectally but is is more accurate. I had pneumonia when I was 22 and while I was in the hospital this is how they took my temp every four hrs. When my teen boys are sick with a fever I will take rectal temps. to check for accuracy they don't like it but know it is necessary and don't complain.

We get really high fevers when we get sick so our parents tell us this is why we have to take out temperature this way for accuracy so incase we have to go to the doctor, but our doctor also takes mine and my little sisters this way too.

would like to be you're friend on here ty

hope you are feeling better ! yes it is most accurate way.