Here's a question for the Nurses/Medical professionals here: In my novel I have the MC, a young female adult, experience a near-drowning. I know near-drowning's can have serious medical consequences. One, I've read, is pneumonia. Apparently a high fever and hallucinations are possible (if the fever is high enough) in serious cases (Along with breathing difficulty and chest pains, of course). I have the MC hiking through mountain valleys and trails a day after she's nearly drown in which the bacteria infects her (is "infect" the right word? Forgive my medical ignorance). By the second day her fever starts and by afternoon it's so high she begins hallucinating before she collapses. This is all with zero medical help...just her body fighting it off. My question is: How much would she be able to do? How long does it take, from the point of drowning, before symptoms occur? I figured she had a 103 degree fever around the time she collapses (as in, very serious). This is exacerbated by the fact she's hiking through a rain storm (yes, I remembered to add shivering). But would a woman with a fever climbing to 103 degrees be able to hike over mountain trails, up steep grades, down steep grades, through forest and into mountain streams in a rain storm? Would her body, unable to control her temperature, just give out? She probably did this for about 5 or 6 hours before collapsing. I appreciate your help! Edit: Temperature would be around the high sixties in the afternoon but around mid fifties when she woke up. Rain started late morning.