Z spiked a high fever last Thursday 3 May 2012. It was supposed to his first day to daycare but we had to postpone it. His temperature ranged between 38C to 39C and he was cranky all the time. Wanting to be held and carried all the time. Kesian sangat tengok dia. Kesian jugak kat mama ayah ni. Mama sampai sakit2 badan especially when Z wanted to sleep in a very weird position on MY body. Keras je la static mama ni. Ahh well, asalkan dia tidur lena. We gave him paracetamol every 6 hours and wet his hair every now and then (coz he hates the wet cloth on the forehead). Malam2 he would go as high as 39.2c and I had to put the tablet med into his butt. The temp would go down after a while but dalam 2-3 hours Z will be burning up again. Bila peluk dukung dia boleh rasa bahang woo. Panas!
Lepas IY’s appointment at DSH for the circumcision, I rushed Z to PCMC to see his Dr Sharmila. She did a blood test to rule out dengue. Waited for 15 minutes for the results and alhamdulillah no dengue. It’s viral fever. She sent us home and said Z should be alright in a couple of days. Just monitor the temperature and give him pcm every 6 hours.
The weekend went by and Z’s still the same. Burning and cranky. Monday morning came and he was still at 38c even after the butt tablet. Argh! I can’t go to work in peace like this lah! Gee insisted I took Z to Dr Sharmila again in the morning while he stayed at home with IY who was recovering from the circumcision.
Dr Sharmila examined Z and she wanted another round of blood test. She asked me if I am okay with Z being admitted. She wanted to monitor him closely. This mommy pasrah je lah. Admit pun admit lah asalkan sihat.
For mommies out there yang anak penah kena admit hospital will agree with me that staying in the hospital when you are not sick adalah sangat bosan. I was just counting the hours and praying that Z will be ok as soon as possible so that we could go home. Luckily I had my laptop. Some office work helped to kill the time. Although in reality most of the time I was busy melayan Z. Feed him, cuddle and carry him, took him to the playroom and not forgetting staying static on the bed when he slept on my chest.
Last but not least, my other activity – taking pictures! Takde keje kan. Tu je keje la dok buat duduk dalam hospital tu. Layan je la pictures of Z’s day in Prince Court on 7 May 2012.
When he was really cranky maybe sebab bored tak boleh nak bebas roaming around, I brought him out to the playroom kat luar bilik. That kept him occupied sekejap.
Z’s temperature was stable throughout the night. That made Dr Sharmila happy. They monitored him very very closely. Checking him every hour or so. The next day we got the clearance to go home. Happy and lega sesangat!
Now boleh la Z pegi taska! Will write an entry on his first day to daycare nanti.