After the Tropicana reception, Z’s temperature went up again in the middle of the night. Gave him PCM at 4am and I couldn’t go back to sleep after that. Tido2 ayam je coz Z was restless throughout.
In the morning around 8-ish I took Z to the ER. Gee tak ikut coz IY was still asleep. The MO checked on him and he suggested that Z to be admitted. He called Dr Sharmila Z’s paed to discuss and confirm. Vomiting, purging and 3 days of fever were not good signs. Z pun dah weak sangat masa tu. Bila kita dukung dia lentuk je kat shoulder. Bila baring kat riba, dia tak active pun..layan je tengok tv sampai lena. Muka dah pucat and bibir dah kering. The only thing he didn’t refuse was mama’s milk. Yang lain semua tolak tepi.
So we lepak kat ER’s observation bay while waiting to be sent to our room. Dalam 1/2 jam, Dr Sharmila pun sampai. She checked on him and wanted him to be on the drip. Masa nak cucuk tangan tu aduhhhh…luluh hati ni dengar dia nangis. They bedung him with the blanket and held his hand while I hug and calm him down. Lepas dah pasang semua tube tu, sibuk pulak dia nak main tarik2 cabut. Haih, monitoring the tube supaya tak berselirat adalah sangat mencabar. Bila dia start pusing sana sini tiba2 dah berbelit kat kaki dia. Ada sekali tu tengah malam the nurse woke me up sebab I was sleeping on the tube! Bila breastfeed sambil baring, I guess that’s inevitable!
Z’s stool sample was sent to the lab to rule out Rotavirus. I doubted he had Rota coz he was vaccinated already. Later Dr Sharmila confirmed Z had a classic case of Acute Gastroenteritis. It’s very common among kids. Especially babies yang suka je nak masuk semua benda dalam mulut. Haih adik, banyak sangat makan tissue kah?
On day 3, Z was given the green light to go home. He was much better by then. Muka dah cerah sikit and dah start nak melasak balik. Leganya mama!
Dear Z…my tough little cookie (eh rhyme pulak!). Be strong and sihat selalu ye Adik! Come on baby…you can do it!