For most of my rectal temperature checks, the thermometer was always left in my bottomhole longer than 5 minutes. This happened with several of the nurses at the clinic, and also with all of my sisters when they were taking my temperature at home.
Mom was the best at being closest to the 5-minute removal time. I think my sisters would go past the 5-minute time to show mom that each of them cared about getting an accurate temperature reading. Mom always said that each sister was very good with their procedures, and never criticized their own unique process even with the extended temperature times. She used to say, an extra minute will not hurt, and is good for an accurate temperature reading.
As for me, I didn't mind. I was always laying comfortably on my tummy with my arms at my side. I could feel them lowering my underwear to my knees, (or completely removing them), spreading my bottomcheeks apart, sliding the rectal thermometer in my bottomhole, twirling the rectal thermometer in my bottomhole numerous times during the temperature check, sliding the rectal thermometer out of my bottomhole and spreading my bottomcheeks apart to clean the excess Vaseline after the temperature check was done. I knew each sister was caring and gentle in their own unique procedure when they were taking my temperature.
One of the most memorable “extended times” was at home in my room when mom was checking me for a fever and taking my temperature in my bottomhole with the rectal thermometer with the silver pear-shaped bulb. For this procedure, I was laying on my bed on my tummy with my arms at my side. Mom had just inserted the thermometer in my bottomhole. She had just finished sliding her fingers from spreading my bottomcheeks apart, and placed them on my lower back, when the doorbell chimed. Mom called out to my sisters who were in their rooms down the hall. A few seconds later my oldest sister came to the door and saw me laying on my bed tummy down, arms at my side, while mom was holding the thermometer in my bottomhole. She asked mom if she was having a temperature training session at this time. Mom then said no that she was checking my temperature because I had a fever earlier, and she was checking to see if it had lowered. Mom then asked her to finish taking my temperature, so she could go and see who was at the door. My oldest sister agreed and swapped places with mom.
I felt it when my oldest sister touched the thermometer with her fingers. She then twirled it in my bottomhole and said for me to lay still until the temperature check is done. She then placed her other hand on my lower back then called out to my other sisters in their room. A moment later, one of my other sisters poked her head into the room. She saw me laying on my tummy, my arms at my side and my oldest sister holding the thermometer in my bottomhole. She then asked if mom had setup a temperature training session, my oldest sister said no. She continued by saying that she had to go to a friend's house and needed my other sister to finish taking my temperature until mom gets back. My other sister said she could do it as her and my oldest sister swapped places. My oldest sister then left the room.
I felt my other sister touch the thermometer with her fingers as she twirled it in my bottomhole. She placed her other hand on my lowerback, then asked me how long it had been since mom put the thermometer in my bottomhole. I said I didn't know, but it was before the doorbell chimed earlier. She said that she didn't hear the doorbell while she was in the bathroom blow-drying her hair. She said let's start over and begin the 5 minutes now to ensure an accurate temperature reading. So, she checked her watch to begin the time.
At this time my other sister was walking down the hall and stopped when she saw me laying on my tummy, my arms at my side and my other sister holding the thermometer in my bottomhole. She then asked if mom was having a temperature training session now. My sister that was taking my temperature called out and asked my other sister to come back into the room and finish taking my temperature until mom returns. My sister returned back and said that she could do it but would have to leave in a few minutes to go with dad to the store. My other sister said that would be okay and mom should be back by then. She then said that she needed to go with one of her friends to an appointment in town. Both agreed and swapped places. My other sister then walked out the door.
I felt my other sister touch the thermometer with her fingers as she twirled it in my bottomhole. She said I was being a good little boy and laying still for the temperature check. She also asked how long the thermometer had been in my bottomhole. I told her that mom put it in before the doorbell chime earlier. My sister said that she was outside, so she didn't hear the doorbell. She said let's make the 5 minutes begin now. That way we have will get an accurate temperature reading when we are done. I nodded my head as I turned to look out the windows.
Secretly, I knew the thermometer had been in my bottomhole for almost the full 5 minutes by now, but I kept quiet & I felt my sister twirl the thermometer again. She then slid her other hand from my bottom cheeks area to my lower back.
At this time my other sister was walking down the hall and past my door. She had stopped and backed up to the doorway and saw me laying on my tummy, arms at my side, and my other sister holding the thermometer in my bottomhole as. She asked if mom had called another temperature training session. My sister that was currently taking my temperature said no, but that mom had started the temperature check as a follow-up for an earlier fever, and the other 2 sisters had already been there earlier, but they had to leave. She said that she needed to leave to go to the store with dad. She asked my other sister at the doorway to finish taking my temperature until mom returns. My other sister said she would as she stepped in and they both swapped places.
She had to step around to the opposite side of the bed since she was left-handed. My other sister then walked to the door, stopped and turned around saying I think mom wanted to have a temperature training session later today. She said she was sure mom wanted to continue monitoring Timmy's fever until she decides whether to take him to the clinic or not where they would also check his temperature as well. She said that until mom makes that decision, all of us could take turns taking his temperature, and mom could watch to ensure we were continuing to be proficient in our procedures. She then turned to leave the room. My other sister then said I was being a good little boy for laying still for the temperature check.
I felt it when she touched the thermometer as she twirled it in my bottomhole. She then placed her other hand on my lowerback and asked how long the thermometer had been in my bottomhole. I told her that mom put it in before the doorbell chimed. She said she didn't hear the doorbell in her room. She had been listening to some music wearing her headphones. My sister as she looked at her watch, said, let's begin the 5-minutes now. That way we will get an accurate temperature reading when we are done. I nodded my head as I turned to look out the windows again. Secretly, I knew the thermometer in my bottomhole for over 5 minutes, but I kept quiet. As I laid there on my tummy, my arms at my side, and looking out the windows, I felt my sister twirling the thermometer in my bottomhole again as she laid her warm hand on my bottomcheeks area. As time passed minute by minute, and well past the usual 5 minutes plus several more minutes.
At this time, I heard voices coming from the hallway. I turned my head to see who was there. While looking toward the doorway, I feel my sister twirling the thermometer in my bottomhole again. She adjusts her hand to lay it across my lowerback area. At this time, I hear the voices closer as mom and two of her lady friends Katherine and Amy walk into the room. All of them see me laying on my tummy, arms at my side and my sister holding the rectal thermometer in my bottomhole. Mom then says are you still taking Timmy's temperature from earlier. My sister then says yes. She said that she and the other sisters had swapped out taking my temperature this morning. She said the other sisters had to leave, and she was the only one left to finish taking my temperature, until you came back. Mom then looked at me, and said, didn't you tell them when I started taking your temperature earlier. I said yes, but I didn't know what time you started, plus I didn't know how to tell time. I only knew when the doorbell chimed. I told her not everyone heard it chime. So, all my sisters said let's begin the 5-minutes again to ensure an accurate temperature reading when they were done.
Mom then giggled as she looked at Katherine and Amy. She then looked at her watch and said it had been 45 minutes since she slid the rectal thermometer into my bottomhole. On hearing this, Katherine, Amy, and my sister also began to giggle. I also smiled, and said, I knew it was longer than the 5-minutes. Mom then told my sister to go ahead and let the thermometer register for another minute and then remove it. That way Timmy's body will be more relaxed. My sister then looked at her watch as she began the minute countdown. I then felt her twirl the thermometer in my bottomhole again. Katherine and Amy both continued watching me and my sister's performance. Both of them said that they also twirl the thermometer several times when they are taking their children's temperatures in their bottomholes while they were laying on their bed with their arms at their side. Mom then said that it was an accurate method the nurses told her about at the clinic, and one she taught my sisters to follow when they took my temperature, and when they had children and took their temperature.
At this time, my sister said it had been a minute and fifteen seconds on her watch. She then slid her fingers between my bottomcheeks and spread them apart. I then feel her slowly sliding the rectal thermometer from my bottomhole. Gently she slides it from the edge of my bottomhole, as I feel the silver pear-shaped bulb slide from my bottomhole. My sister looks at the thermometer to check the reading. She tells mom that it is 101.2. Mom says that it was lower than when she checked it earlier which is good. She said she will give me a cool bath, and some medicine. After that she will let my sisters check my temperature again later. She said that Katherine and Amy could check it if it was okay with you Timmy. I nodded my head yes to mom. My sister then placed the thermometer on the tissues on the side nightstand. She then reached to grab some tissues as she slides her fingers between my bottom cheeks to spread them apart. She then cleaned the excess Vaseline from around my bottomhole.
I looked over at mom, Katherine and Amy watching my sister's procedure. I continue to lay still as she wipes the Vaseline excess into the tissue, then slides her fingers from my bottom cheeks as they close together. Mom then tells me to go ahead and get up, go to the bathroom and wait for her. Katherine and Amy said I was a good little boy for laying still while my sister took my temperature. My sister then helps me up as she pulls up my underwear and then lowers me to the floor. I wave to Katherine and Amy as I walk out the door and go to the bathroom to wait for mom.