Could it be illness or growing up?
Okay, as we all know, each stage of childhood is different. We aren't really prepared for each stage and each child is different. We do the best we can and hope for the best...
Anyway, I have a 10 yr old boy. He recently quit soccer as he said his knees hurt and didn't enjoy the sport anymore (had played for 5 years)
Okay now this is very warm blooded child. Dead of winter he has to have a fan, sleeps in his boxers and still kicks covers off.
Well just recently(about 2 weeks), he is cold. He needs 3 blankets and no fan.
He doesn't complain of not feeling well. He eats good, plays good, keeping up in school and sleeps well at night, getting plenty of rest.
So my question is... Is this sudden change of body heat due to him growing up? Is this maybe hormone changes? I figured the knees were growing pains, but now this(during the same time frame) I don't want to jump the gun since he isn't "feeling" sick. I don't know if boys go through changes like that as they get older.
This child has a history of always having back luck in the illness department. I hate to take him to the doctor out of fear of what I might be told next... But I need to. Even if it for my own peace of mind.
I am just hoping someone knows that changes in body temp is in fact a part of growing up, just like knees hurting due to growing pains.