Friday, June 27, 2008

On The Road To Recovery

Thank you very much for all your well wishes and suggestions. CE's much better now. He was discharged today after staying in the hospital for 2 nights. Yup, he didn't want 100PLUS too and his condition was getting worse. We were very worried about dehydration (won't be able to feed him water in his sleep) and his fever (no fluid intake, how to control it?). So we sent him to the hospital on Wednesday night. Gosh... there were many patients at the A&E, we've to wait about an hour to see the doctor.

His fever was 39.7ºC when the nurse took his temperature (after I told them he's having quite a high fever). I don't know whose ear thermometer is more accurate coz mine's showing less than 39ºC. They sponged him immediately. That's the first time I see how it's done. All the while, I thought warm water is used. But they use cold water. And she didn't use any sponge or cloth. Just used her hand to pour some water on his head, then dab some water on his body. The nurse told me I can do this at home if the kid's having very high fever. Sponge for 15 minutes, then let the water air dry. I forgot she said stop for how long, then repeat the process again till the temperature has dropped below dangerous level. And by then, the suppository would have started working as well. When she was sponging him, the little boy was wailing away while hugging me. But it wasn't as terrible as I had imagined. I guess he was too weak to protest.

~ in the hospital on drips ~

After consulting the doctor, he was poked to get some blood for testing and put on drips. The blood test showed that it's a viral infection so he didn't need antibiotics. His condition improved a little yesterday. He's taken one piece of finger biscuit but still not drinking much water. Doc gave him Isomil (lactose-free formula as he's having diarrhea) but he didn't like it at all. She reduced the drips so that he'll feel thirsty. I diluted his usual milk (Enfagrow) and he drank it. Wah... so sick already but still so fussy about his milk. And the good news is he's not vomited nor had diarrhea today. Hopefully it'll continue to be that way tomorrow. He's still not very enthusiastic about solids (just drank some soup) but he's alright with Enfagrow (although a little diluted).

~ he must have lost at least 500g ~

Looking at him more lively and active now (still quite cranky though), it's such a big relief. I always complain I have noisy kids at home. But in actual fact, I'd rather they bring the house down than be weak, inactive and sleepy the whole day.

19 comments:

jazzmint said...

good to hear he's better now. i can imagine how hard he wailed in the hosp. hey what bout getting some glucose for him to drink? I hate it cause it's sweet, but probably will give some flavour to the water.

wen said...

i didnt know u didnt sponge him when his fever was high. i did that recently and it helped Iris to feel better. ya, if dont drink water then has to go to hosp for drips ..
at least he is ok and didnt need to take antibiotic..

take care.

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Ling That's Me said...

wishing CE a speedy recovery!

mybabybay said...

He still look cute. Well glad the fever has come down. You can try some multi-vitamin supplements after he recover.

sting said...

really glad to hear that he's better now... he did lose weight ya.. poor thing.. don't worry.. the worse is over :-) You are right, I too rather have noisy kids than sick kids...

jacss said...

glad that he's now better...he did looked a little skinnier (esp d pic on the hospital bed), poor boy!
the poke for blood & drip must have tortured him badly...not forgetting mumy must be at pain too!
anyway, it's all over...yeah, i agree in oth words we rather hope they be naughty than quiet=indicating sickness!!

alicia said...

good to hear that he is better now

andrewjune said...

great to know your little boy is feeling better by now!

JO-N said...

Oh Ginie, it's so true that we rather have a noisy child at home than one who is inactive and weak. So happy to hear that he's better now.

It's my girl's turn today - high fever and diarrhea. Sigh!!

huisia said...

great to hear CE is feeling better now..from the pictures, he looked losing quite a lot of weight especially his cheeks.

Oliveoylz said...

Glad to hear CE's much better now. I'm sure he'll regain the 500g easily when he starts eating his favourite foods again...

TheBlueRanger said...

poor boy. he must have lost a bit of weight but don't worry, he'll pick up very fast.

ethan also refused isomil the last time he was hospitalised.

U.Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, so glad to read your boy is alright and doing well. He looks so cute and handsome in the pics.
Yes kids sure can give parents a real rollercoaster ride when young...
Best regards to you and all at home, Lee.

bp said...

Slavemom,
Glad to know CE is back home, and back to his lively, active self! And that's when you know he's all better already! Before you know it, he will put back on the weight he's lost, and be asking for more food!

Please take care of yourself too, you must be very exhausted. *Hugs*

Lovely Mummy said...

glad that ur boy is back home and hope he is fully recover..

Health Freak Mommy said...

He's such a handsome boy. Alycia was hospitalized for Rotavirus when she was 14 mths old and on drips too. Really heartbreaking to see our kids suffer. Your boy looked so pale in that pic. Thank God he's ok now.

suesue said...

aiyor ir ur boy better now. Hopefully he is OK now and I am bit visiting ur blog thou. My Le-Ann also having this when she is 2 yrs old. The liquid in her body get dehydrated and she fitted. Really scarry when kids is sick.

Anggie's Journal said...

oh.. i m late here ...
Kurus already ur boy :(
but no worry, kids will gain again very fast...