Saturday, May 10, 2008

CE Has Ear Infection

This morning, CE woke up with high fever (above 38ºC). I didn't give him paracetamol immediately as I wanted him to have his breakfast first. But his fever rose very quickly and it was above 39ºC before I managed to feed him the medicine. So I had to give him the suppository instead.

He wasn't his usual active self in the morning. He was breathing very hard, I think he has blocked nose as he breathed through his mouth. He was also having runny nose. He was quite tired and took a nap before noon (which was not the norm). Of course, he's extra clingy and cranky.

He ate mee suah for lunch (instead of rice). Luckily he was eating and drinking well. When he was taking his afternoon nap, I checked his temperature and it was 40.5ºC. He's never had such a high fever before so I was very worried. I quickly stripped him and wrapped him with a semi-wet towel. He really didn't like it and kept crying. Moreover his sleep was disturbed. I did a few rounds of that and put in another suppository (it was less than 6 hours before the previous insert). Then I let him continue his nap. I was relieved when his temperature was slowly dropping.

We brought him to see the paediatrician just now. Doctor said he's got ear infection. He was given antibiotics, flu medicine and ear drops. He wasn't very cooperative during the visit. Sigh... he's started to fear the doctor.

Just after 4 hours of administering the suppository, his fever has started to come back again. I gave him all the medicine (including paracetamol) and he's fast asleep now. I know I won't be able to sleep well tonight as I need to monitor his temperature. Hope his fever will subside soon or at least not reach 39ºC. It's no fun to spend Mother's Day with a sick and cranky child.

Here I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all mothers a very very
Happy Mother's Day!

17 comments:

huisia said...

get well soon CE
Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Ling That's Me said...

hope CE is recovering now

Tracy said...

Wow! 40.5ºC? Dat's high. Why ear infection? How did he get the infection? *blur blur*

Ya ya, really no fun having to spend Mother's Day with a sick kid. Hope CE's okey by now.

Anyway, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to u!

Mummy to QiQi said...

when the temperature is too high, even paracetamol cannot help for my girl's case. Hope yur boy gets well soon and happy mother's day to u, Ginie :p

jazzmint said...

oh dear, hope he recover soon. happy mother's day

Hazel said...

poor CE, hope he get well soon. besides, wish you a Happy Mother's Day.

JO-N said...

Oh CE, do get well soon. Ginie, I know your mother's day wish would be for CE to get well quickly. Let me also give my mother's day wish to CE. You take care too.

bp said...

Get well really soon, CE, and he will with your love and dedication!

Hugs for you, Slavemom... you hang in there, and take care, too! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

jacss said...

oh genie...i felt for u, it's worrying, torturing & sad to see our lil one sick!!
forget abt mother's ....it can be celebrated anytime!!
be strong & take care ya!!

Zooropa said...

Hope ur boy get well soon and Happy Mother's Day to u!

Dora:)

Bryan's Mama said...

OH NO! Poor CE and poor mummy too. Don't worry, ear infections clear up pretty quickly. Take care now, and a happy mother's day :)

alicia said...

poor lil boy... hope he gets well real soon... happy mother's day to u too!!

Health Freak Mommy said...

40.5 degrees is high! Hopefully he'll get well soon. Happy Mother's Day to you!
BTW, can you please give me your email address? Mine is shireenyong@gmail.com. I have something to email to you.

Lovely Mummy said...

hope he will get well soon, be careful, ya..Happy mother's day

Anggie's journel said...

Have a speedy recover CE ... ok now ?
last, happy belated mother's day :)

Oliveoylz said...

Glad that CE is alright now. Do catch up on your lost sleep ya...and Happy Belated Mother's Day.

slavemom said...

Tracy, he got the inf from the throat (it was a bit red). Doc said some kids r prone to ear inf becoz of the way the throat n ear r connected. Nothing we can do abt it.