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2008-05-21

What a terrible week ....

It had been a terrible week. The boys were sick one after another. It started with cough, fever & running nose for Zac. He is still having slight cough & running nose now. Amos also got the cough soon after. Then the virus trigger a constant fever that ran up & down. It was esp bad at night when it could go up to 40 deg C. We brought him to KK A & E on Sunday after nights of constant fever & the fever still hover around 39 deg that morning. He was given priority to see the doctor & entered the "RED door" (for emergency only). I felt relieved that the fever finally came down after the nurse gave him paracetomal, the dosage seems to be more than the 3ml for his weight. However, the nurse said that's fine. He had rashes over his body. The doctor said that is scarlet (spelling?) fever and he will recover after taking the anti-biotic she prescribed. We went home after that... ...

That night, the fever came back again and he vomited twice due to his cough. In the morning, he vomited again followed by diarrhoea. We brought him to Polyclinic to see doctor this time requesting to do a blood test. Doctor said that Amos may need to do a chest x ray for more thorough check up. I was so worried that he may not want to co-operate on the x ray bed. To my surprise... ... he lie down, lifted both his hands up and kept still there for the nurse to do the x-ray. I watched him from the entrance of the door, I cannot help thinking that my little boy is so brave !! This is not all... ... there is still the blood test at the laboratory. Most of us will freak out. Amos is so strong and he did not even scream or cry when the nurse poke the needle onto his tiny finger. He only started to cry a little when the blood has been collected, perhaps he could feel the pain on his fingers then.

Amos has chest infection that is the reason that trigger the constant fever. He has to complete the antibiotic in order to recover. This is the tough part cos he dislike the taste & throw out. We have to use "ribena" to trick him but he soon realized the difference in taste & color too !! LOL :D

It was finally a peaceful night yesterday with no sound of him coughing, vomiting and no rushing to the kitchen to get the brufen (for fever above 38.5 deg) and sponging him.

Amos is finally getting better after a week fight with the feverish monstor. My poor little boy has loss so much weight so is Zac.... ....

I felt so lousy when the boys are sick. The worst when I actually misplaced their health booklet. Such an important document I thought I kept it inside the drawer only to realize that it was missing when I tried to retrieve it on Sunday for Amos' admission to the hospital :(

TOTALLY terrible WEEK for me :(

46 Hugs for Amos & Zac:

Leonard said...

oh gosh...

hope the boys recover soon..u also must not fall sick wor!!

the weather la...

Nick Phillips said...

Oh my god, Janice. It must have been harrowing for you. I hope the boys get back to their healthy selves soon. You take care of yourself too, ok? Like Leonard said, it's probably the weather ...

Ling That's Me said...

hang on there! yup, the weather is doing awful things to humans right now.

meanwhile, please take care of urself.

Mariuca said...

Oh poor Janice!! Hope the boys will recover really soon and you don't have to worry so much. Take care dearie! :):):)

Juliana RW said...

oh boy....hope your boys better soon. that's why i wonder where is Janice is, not visit my blog :D Take care, Janice.

wen said...

hope they hv speedy recovery!

mamabliss said...

oh dear... poor mommy... it must have been very hard on you... *HUGZ*

take heart, Amos will get well soon... he has been a very brave boy...

WaterLearner said...

Sounds bad!! Hope the boys get well soon. Maybe it's the weather. I have one colleague last week down with flu and fever so bad she could not get out of the bed for four days!

Blur Ting said...

Oh dear, poor kids and poor mummy! That must be so worrying. I hope everyone recovers soon and then you can get some rest. Take care.

Adrian said...

Janice!! So happy to hear that the boys are recovering now. I know it must have been really stressful for you as a parent to watch the little ones suffer!

Lollipops to Zac and Amos!!!

Trinity said...

hUGS Janice..

hang in there, dear friend! thank God the boys are getting better.. smile a lot to shoo all the stress away..

J@n!ce said...

Leonard : Thanks, the weather is so bad that's true, it will be worse in the next 2 weeks due to the haze from Indo :(

J@n!ce said...

Nick : The boys are fine now. Thank God :)

J@n!ce said...

Ling : Thanks, you too :)

J@n!ce said...

Marzie : It really doesn't feel good having the boys so sick. I'm so glad that they are much better now :)

J@n!ce said...

Juliana : Sorry, I haven't been blog hopping recently. Too many things keeping me occupied now ;p

J@n!ce said...

Wendy : Thanks, they are on the road to recovery :)

J@n!ce said...

Pauline : Yes, they are indeed very brave boys. The weather is so bad, you have to take good care of your 2 little ones too :)

J@n!ce said...

Karen : I'm so worried that my boys got HFMD got they got slight rashes on their bodies and hands.... thank goodness it is not :)

J@n!ce said...

Blur : Yes, I need a good rest, feeling so lethargic nowdays :)

J@n!ce said...

Adrian : Indeed torturing as parents to see the little one suffering :)

J@n!ce said...

Trinity : Yes, I'm smiling again..... glad that they are well now & June school holiday is so near :)

Pia said...

hope they fully recover soon and quickly.

JO-N said...

It would be over soon, Janice. Hang in there and take care. Hope they get well soon.

J@n!ce said...

Pia : Thanks, they are much better now :)

J@n!ce said...

Jo-N : I hope they will stay healthy for a long time now. Its not fun drinking medicine as though they are water.... haiz :(

^^TeReNcE^^ said...

hmm.. try to avoid crowded places..

nowadays weather tend to be funny lorz. humid this hour, sunny next hour, raining another hour later.

so drink more plain water. eat more fruits leh.. :)

J@n!ce said...

Terrence : It really is what you have mentioned.... its gonna be haze the next couple of weeks now... its coming in our direction now :(

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

no wonder you've been missing from AGP! kids falling sick are a common sight. Don't feel bad! You are a great mom! Considering you have to take care both sons at one time.

Im glad to hear that they are getting better. U take care, ya! Love & HUgz to the three of you!!

J@n!ce said...

Jean : Thanks... I'm back :)

Shinade said...

Oh no Janice....Scarlet fever is so bad. You must simply be beside yourself with worry.

I will keep Amos, you and Zac in my prayers.

Poor little ones and they were just starting to get better too.

Much love and many prayers headed your way.
XX'S,
Jackie

Em said...

Oh! poor little kids.. i know how u feel co'z my li'l guys got same thing too got teary eyes and bad runny nose he got it after me.. guessing co'z of the weather too and lots of pollen all over right now. Hope they feel good now.

4MalMal said...

oh no! hope your boys get well soon. it's impt that u don't fall sick now. take care!

FL Sam said...

Hope your boy have recovered by now and you can have a good weekend. I had cough for the past 1-2 weeks too and almost recovered. :)

J@n!ce said...

Jackie : Thanks for keeping the boys in your prayers. I appreciate it :)

J@n!ce said...

Em : Yes, the weather is esp bad nowdays. You have to take good care of your family too :)

J@n!ce said...

4malmal : Thanks, I will have to watch over them constantly now :)

J@n!ce said...

Uncle Sam : Glad your cough is better now. Take care :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Janice. I'm sorry to know that Zac and Amos got sick. I hope they are doing much better now. Sending them hugs.

LZmommy said...

What a terrible week for you.... Hugs for mommy and your 2 boys...

Amos is such a good boy and he has grown up :)

May both of them have a speedy recovery and pls take care of yourslef too Janice...

JaMiLLa said...

Janice,

You are a great mother, posting most of the moments of ur two lovely boys here.

I felt so sad when my mother felt so blame of herself doing not so much caring to us. The more blame or worry of a mother has, the more weak of their health will be, bit by bit.

I know mother bears alot of responsiblity on their children. I know I will have same behaviour in the future. But I just wanna say to you, when mama sad, the child themselves also feel sad. Mother and child are connected to each other emotion feeling.

I hope you don't blame urself much. Your two kids knew that you do your best already. Just SMILE on your terrible incident.

J@n!ce said...

Rachel : They are much better now & all prepared for the June holidays... YAY :)

J@n!ce said...

Jane : Definitely, you too :)

J@n!ce said...

Jamy : Thanks for your comforting words. I'm getting back my smile now... *grin*

Dar_Ling said...

oh gosh tt must have been horrible & scary.

u did a great job. Don't be so hard on yrself. Ppl make mistakes & tend to forget or misplace things. As long as they're both fine now =)

Cheers

J@n!ce said...

Erisha : Yes, thanks :)