Friday, June 05, 2009

The Itchy-No-More Addict

Thank you for your concern and suggestions on CE's rashes. His condition's much better now. Went to see the doctor again on Tuesday as the cream (now I know the name of the other medicine - Gentamycin) has finished. Also to let him check on the rashes. Just to make sure everything's normal and nothing new has cropped up. The doctor said they're "dying" (or did he say drying? hahaha). I asked if they'll leave marks on his body. He said they won't, will slowly fade off, unless he scratched them till they bleed. We still don't know how he got the virus as the doctor said it could be through contact or air-borne. Lucky thing jie jie's not affected.

Now the rashes have turned brownish and I think they're not itchy anymore. Have stopped giving him Piriton (for itchiness) on Wednesday. I've also stopped applying the cream today. Hopefully there'll be no surprises till he's fully recovered.

I'm happy he's no longer bothered by the rashes but he's giving me a new problem - he's become a computer game addict! The other day I wrote that he's only interested to press the remote control for the Wii games. Then I made the biggest mistake of introducing him to computer games. Actually I switched it on for jie jie, he was just the spectator. He wanted to play too so I let jie jie guide him. And there was no stopping him since then. :-(

It's the Windows Vista game called Purble Place. There are 3 games altogether :
1. Memory game ~ open 2 cards with the same design to clear all the cards.
2. Cake-making ~ match the cake order by selecting the correct mould, cake flavour, cream and topping. He's very good at this one.
3. Detective game ~ guess the puppet's features - hairstyle, eyes, nose and mouth. He calls this the 'Monster game'.

~ in full concentration ~

~ playing his 'Monster game' ~

He wants to play ALL the time. The minute we go downstairs, he'll say "I want to play games." Yes, this is STILL his favourite sentence. I don't even dare to use my laptop as he'll come bug me once he sees it's on. It's really difficult to get him to stop when he's playing. When it's meal time, he'll tell me "I don't want to eat" or "I don't want to be hungry". :-| Have to threaten him with "No more playing tomorrow" if he refused to budge. Of course, accompanied by some crying episode most of the time. And I find it difficult to set a time or condition for play as he doesn't seem to understand. I have to trick him if I want him to stop or when I want to delay switching it on for him. He's still playing with his toys (building blocks, musical instruments, etc) but I think he gets bored with them easily and then he'll come to me and say "I want to play games." *pengsan*

27 comments:

reanaclaire said...

good to hear CE has recovered.... have a nice weekend!

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Mummy Gwen said...

Glad to hear his condition is getting better now. :) The games he is playing is quite educational, no harm one. At this age, they are like that..hehe. Maybe you just say NO and let him cry abit lor. But he's playing on yr laptop then susah abit unless you hide the laptop lah.

Merryn said...

oh dear, if he sits in front of the PC 24/7, very soon his eyes rosak lor! but glad he is alrite now.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Actually the games will also improves CE's brain power, but of course have to set some time for him in playing the game.

CE really looked like a big gor gor in front of the laptop.

Mummy Moon said...

Glad to hear that his rashes have gone...

Serene said...

I'm so glad that CE is okay now. Looking at the rashes pictures in your previous post really makes me heart pain! He must felt very uncomfortable...

Fussy mum said...

Good to know that CE's rashes has improved. Nowadays, kids love to play computer games...so no worries, ok. Just make sure u don't let him play too long.

slavemom said...

Mummy Gwen, I don't give in when he cries. My motto, "Crying gets u nothing."

Merryn, both hubs n I wear specs. So we r extra worried abt the kids' eyesight. So I won't let him play for too long.

Fussy mum, ya lor, hv to trick him away from my laptop after playing for some time.

andrewjune said...

when kids get introduced to a new game/toy, in beginning definetely will be obsessed with it! gv him some time, i thk he will get bored with it (hopefully!)

glad to hear he has recovered from the rashes!

btw, my doc gv piriton for rachael to combat her flu...i guess it's also for itchiness as well :-)

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

Wow I'm impressed that he can play games on computers. Mine still blur like sotong hahaha

Alicia said...

glad to hear that hes alrite now... yea children once get to know how to play computer games sure get hooked into it hahhaha

jazzmint said...

wah he's like expert playing in the game LOL

Cheffie-Mom said...

I'm glad to hear your little guy is better! Rashes are no fun!

enJOY your day!

Peridot&Sapphire said...

Happy to know no more rashes... En En was hospitalized of the allergy and I'm so tense to hear RASHES! BTW, he is picking up fast on PC!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, love to see your kid's fingers on the keyboard.
Looks like you have lots of free time he's hooked on the laptop, ha ha.
Best regards, Lee.

LittleLamb said...

what was the caused of the rashes again?

I'm happy he has fully recovered!

mc said...

we can't stop our kids these days from computer and TV.. you're right, just have to set limits so they don't go overboard..

Oliveoylz said...

good to hear ah boy is itchy no more...and luckily the virus didn't spread to jie jie. with the computer games...all i can say is...oh no!!! u can kiss ur laptop good bye...u got a tough competitor there, u know? sp n me have been fighting over the laptop for years now...

Hazel said...

my son Nelson also likes to play games..headache ah??

BabyBooned said...

i might be the odd one out here, but i think its wonderful that he's more into the computer than the tv ;) glad to hear his rashes are dying and drying!! :D

Jaanvi said...

Hey

Couldn't visit your blog for a couple of days but i am happy to hear that your son is doing fine now...

Wonderful Life said...

glad that he's feeling better now.

i think playing games (educative ones) is ok.

Angeline said...

oh dear! I came late.... but glad to know his itch has left....hope by the time you read this, he is completely ok....

jacss said...

emm....d addiction sounds not too good, don't know if u shd start worrying, grin :(

hopefully he's the 3minute type & get less obsess with comp.games soon, else really got to do somethg so that he forgets abt games for a moment!!

how abt pull-off the socket & tell him d pc has spoilt, waiting for technician to repair??

suppose this is another surprise for you....hai, what's next hah??

Irene said...

wah, really concentrate habis. hehe.. ya loh, just tell laptop sudah 'mati' need to reboot or somtin. haha!

good that the rashes is going away :)

Lovely Mummy said...

glad to hear that he is fine now...