piperki (piperki) wrote in thequestionclub,

awaken sleeping sick person?

My son (age 15) has had a bad cold for a couple of days. About an hour after dinner he came downstairs wrapped up in a blanket and announced that he had a headache and felt pukey. This is not an unusual symptom for him with a cold, though he always forgets that and thinks it's a big deal. I gave him some ibuprofen and seltzer, and a few minutes later he decided to eat the Doritos his dad left out for a snack. Then he turned off all the lights, rolled up in his blanket on the floor between the coffee table and the big armchair and lay there talking to me for about 20 minutes, and then suddenly he went to sleep (also not unusual, he does that in the car all the time). I finally turned on the little light under the microwave and went upstairs to take a bath and change into PJs.

It's 9:50 and I want to get in bed and read now, and he is still asleep on the floor in the living room. Do I wake him up and make him go to bed, or just leave him there all night? Chances are he will be pretty stiff and sore if leave him there, but if I wake him up and his head still hurts, he'll be rather put out and might be awake for a while.
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