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Calescent ((adj.) growing warm; increasing in heat)
Paroxysm ((n.) any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion: a severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease)
She felt her body calescent, the sheets sticking to her body. Suddenly struck by paroxysm, her temperature rocketed and she felt like a tea kettle about to boil.
She focused on the window, desperately wishing to feel the breeze tickling the trees outside.
She saw her mother kneel by her bedside, gently mopping her forehead.
When she raised her head, she felt dizzy, but the sense of that cool damp cloth against her skin brought comfort and release as she heard the first cries of her newborn child.