He was down with fever. Started coughing and vomiting. On the fourth day of fever I heard a little wheezing. First time dengar. IY never had wheezing. This was something new to me. Rushed him to the ER. 39.1C (and that’s even after PCM). MO wanted him to be admitted and see the paed. They ran a blood test and gave him nebulizer. Masa amik blood, his blood was so thick, tak mengalir langsung masuk tube. That’s a sign of dehydration. I kinda knew it then sebab dia memang refused to eat. Just water and milk sahaja sejak start demam.
Bermula la episode masuk ward..again! Mommy became a pro dah. Texted Gee and told him to bring stuff. ( I was alone sebab Gee handling IY to school that morning, I brought Z to the hospital at 6am).
The insurance process was a swift. Cepat je dapat bilik. Z slept soundly for a good few hours after the neb. The paed saw him kat ward and saw he had a very bad throat. Red and luka. No wonder la the fever tak kebah2 and he refused food. Sakit tu. Suara pun dah rock.
They dripped him and gave him antibiotics via the iv line. Monitored his temperature every few hours. I noticed they never gave him the ubat demam syrup tau. Everytime dorang kasi supp ikut bum je. And I remembered I read Dr Halina’s comment in one of her entries, dia pun tak penah kasi Bella ubat demam syrup tu. She said only PCM supp ikut bum je (and that’s only if it’s more than 38.5C). If below that sponging sahaja. I usually give the supp kalau dia tengah tido sebab tak nak kejut makan ubat. Z never liked sponging. Marah betul dia kalau ada kain kat kepala tu. So selalunya I kasi mandi terus. And let the water kering sendiri (tak lap kering sangat). Then biar dia pakai shorts and sleeveless. Kadang tu pampers je.
Petang tu Z started restless (well, mommy pun!), dia rimas atas katil je. Rehat jap mintak bukak iv tu and he roamed around the room. Main bola la, main hot wheels la..nampak dia ceria sikit. Esok pagi, Dr Anthony, the paed came and check on him. He was happy to see Z was recovering. No recurring wheezing nor temperature. Memang the throat tu akan amik masa nak sembuh. He let us go home. Yeay! Continue makan antibiotics for another 4 days. He also suggested we give him some honey for the throat.
Alhamdulillah, only 1 night kat hospital. Z’s getting better now. Eating like normal (even more selera actually). Playing (and gaduh) dengan abang IY macam biasa balik. Demam nak pandai apa dik? Pandai cakap eh?
For the record, he’s back to being the petite underweight Z. 8.8kg at 1.9yo. I hetchuuu throat virus!