Monday, December 15, 2008

The Masked Woman

Timing couldn't be worse to fall sick as we're leaving for Langkawi in a few days' time. XY's fever started on Saturday morning and it hit all time high in the wee hours of Sunday (40ºC). She's not been having fever higher than 39ºC for many years already. Apart from fever, she showed no other symptoms. So I was really worried. After putting in the suppository, I dabbed her with a cold hanky. The temperature went down a bit. Luckily her fever broke the next morning. Phew...

This is how I look like at home, unless I'm eating or bathing. I even wear this when sleeping as I don't want to pass the germs to the kids, especially didi. I started to have sore throat on Friday and it got really bad on Saturday night. I had the whole package of sore throat, cough, fever and my whole body ached.

Yesterday, XY and I went to see the doctor together (a GP coz her paediatrician was away). The "never mind" doctor was very "reassuring". Everything also he said "Never mind. It's normal. It'll heal by itself." I have a feeling he's the type that doesn't encourage medication (for mild cases) and prefers the body to fight on its own. He diagnosed XY with viral fever (which is common, according to him). He just advised her to drink lots of water and if the fever persists for 4 or 5 days, get a blood test. (Duh... can you please tell me something I don't know?)

As for me, he said I've got bacterial infection. I was surprised my throat wasn't red, just some ulcers. He said I don't really need antibiotics as it'll heal in 4 to 5 days' time. But I asked for it (I normally would refrain from taking them) as I wanted to get well fast. My biggest worry now is didi. If he gets infected, how are we going for our holiday? And at his age, recovery will be slow. So even though it's not very comfortable, I've become the Masked Woman.

24 comments:

Anggie's Journal said...

oh dear .... sory to hear that when it's come near the holidays that been plan ya ...

wish u well and the whole family also well and dont get the infection by u ... take k take k ....:)

Contentedmom said...

oh dear...so sorry to hear about it..ya..precaution is critical for now...what a noble mummy you are...take care ya...

Something About Us said...

please take good care!

- Ling

LittleLamb said...

Get well soon..hope u can have a good trip to Langkawi..

Fussy mum said...

Oh dear, please take good care of yourself and hope both you and XY recover soon. Btw, I've an award for you...

Mummy Moon said...

Do take care and get well soon... rest more and I hope you and your family can go for the trip...

Mummy Gwen said...

Oh no..really bad timing to fall sick. Hope you and XY recover fast fast.

Haha..you look like a surgeon in the photo. Cool. :P

Irene said...

ohhhh... "GET WELL SOON" :)

JO-N said...

Take care Ginie and XY too. We were supposed to go to Langkawi too but had to cancel the trip as my hand was not in good condition and was under doctor's treatment. Don't worry too much about the trip. Rest well.

mybabybay said...

Have a speedy recovery. I hate wearing those mask but for the children, we have to suffer a little discomfort.

Jesslyn said...

Get well soon ya!

Yatie SawaNiLa said...

oh pity u... drink a lot of warm water...
better to have honey and lemon ....

Oliveoylz said...

Oh no! Get well soon...hope Didi won't catch it...40 degrees is scary. Thank goodness XY is better now...and u better change GP leh...Try to think of sunny beaches when your throat hurts...Take care!

Wonderful Life said...

Get well soon!

Take care ya. :)

Alicia said...

oh dear... hope didi wont get it..take care

BabyBooned said...

oh shucks :( nothing worse than illnesses so near (or during!) holidays! hope u guys are getting better and am crossing my fingers for you that CE doesnt get sick!

giddy tigress said...

I know how uncomfortable it must be. And I hope you recover soon. Take care.

andrewjune said...

pst pst...i myself wore that mask when i'm down with cold too! and i make sure i dont kiss my daughter...
hopefully CE wont get affected and may you all hv a wonderful hols in langkawi!

jacss said...

oh dear...i feel so bad for u, i was happy happy there, u sakit like this, sob sob sob!! i can imagine how dissapointing it is & how not possible to not worry (no matter how u try)..when there's an upcoming vacation awaiting!!!
really hope that u immune syst fight fight fight over the sickness.... at the speedy pace too! most impt, didi won't get it.

btw, masked woman look "kiut" lor...hehe

sting said...

oh dear.. hope you are well now.. really bad timing huh.. hope you guys recovers before the trip

Annie Q said...

oh dear, hope u and ur girl get well soon. Have a fun trip to langkawi.
Take care :)

mc said...

hope all of you are better now!

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

Good to hear that the kiddos are better now. See you when you're back from Langkawi!

jazzmint said...

oh dear..get well soon