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.