Thursday, August 19, 2010

One-week Break

Huh? School holiday's not here yet. Well, it's CE who's having a "break". He's been skipping school this whole week. He was suspected of having HFMD. It started on Saturday morning. He woke up with a fever of 38+ºC. Brought him to see the paediatrician. He's got ear infection (left ear) and slight red throat. Doctor prescribed antibiotics, ear drop and flu medicine (Peace syrup -- anti-histamine and decongestant). His fever was very high (most of the time above 38ºC) on Sat and Sun. And came back very fast too, I had to give him paracetamol every 4 hours. Luckily the fever subsided on Sun night.

Brought him to see the doctor again on Mon afternoon because since Sun, he complained of pain when he eats and drinks. Doctor said there are some ulcers in his throat and some dots on the sides, near the throat. They look like HFMD but he can't be sure. Asked me to monitor him for the next 2 days. Apart from his throat ulcers, there are no rashes on his hands and legs. I checked with the kindy, there are no reported cases of HFMD. So, I'm not sure if it's really HFMD. But to be on the safe side, I kept him at home for the whole week. The pain in his mouth is finally gone today. Before this, I relied on the throat drop (pain killer) to make his meal times more pleasant.

I'm so glad he's almost fully recovered now. And he can go back to school next week. At least I can have some peace of mind in the mornings. When both the kids are together, they play rough, laugh loudly and quarrel too. Sometimes I pity them as they don't get to spend much time together on weekdays. Can only play together after jie jie's back from school and weekends. But sometimes I think, it's good also -- good for my sanity. hahaha

16 comments:

reanaclaire said...

How come HFMD is so common nowadays? Kind of worrying.. but glad to know everything is fine now.. :)

Wyson said...

Ginie, izzit ur boy got Chickenpox?? coz their kindy got so many cases for this. Wyson also infected from there. At first, Wyson also got fever, sorethroat, after a week then only the CP appeared.

slavemom said...

Ivy, I don't think so. Coz my boy had CP b4. Based on some articles I found in the net, it's vy unlikely to get CP more than once.

MeRy said...

Glad that your boy has recovered....

Inspired Momx1 said...

Glad to hear that your boy is now almost recovered. Ian too, was down with flu last week, guess he caught the flu bugs from school.

michelle@mybabybay said...

Yeah I am looking forward to school holiday too.

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

Poor didi. Hope he is all well and dandy now? Is cheh cheh ok?

slavemom said...

PL, he's ok edi. He showed me by swallowing his saliva, then declared it's not painful anymore. :D Oh, luckily jie jie's alright.

Anggie's Journal said...

heh, glad that he is fine now, no wander u r missing from blogging . Nowsday HFMD was common in kindy, that's the place they got it . Very scary one la.... Jeremy once get it ... really painful and sick .. almost admitted !! i still scare scare cos he is in full day in kindy . Just hope and pray he won get it the 2nd time :(

Dora said...

It's good that CE is recovered & the best thing is that's not HFMD!

Mummy Gwen said...

Poor didi. Glad to know he has fully recovered now. It's scary that HFMD is so common in Msia now.

Oliveoylz said...

Wah! He had a pre-school-holiday...3 weeks earlier than the rest of the kids ya? Glad that he's alright now...Seriously, this HFMD, seems to be quite common these days...Scary...Get some rest now, Ginie...The fever must have worried you then.

jacss said...

glad that didi has finally recovered...poor guy kenot eat n drink must be very thung-fu :(
eh, at least both of them got companion as siblings...imagine those single kid, ma lagi cham...

mNhL said...

HFMD is scary. Poor didi with the ulcers. Be it a real HFMD or not, once our kid is sick, it is really a huge headache. Glad that he is fine now.

andrewjune said...

so sorry wasnt able to hop in earlier...how's CE?
i thk he has fully recovered by now.

prob the rashes on his hands/legs didn't appear cos it's a mild one.

ice cream is an option for HFMD when they complain of sore throats.

Alice Law said...

Oh dear... my kids were down with HFMD... and it wasn't a pretty picture! Glad that your boy didn't have it but still he suffered a lot with the viral infection, you must be pretty tired... you too, please rest well!