Thursday, March 19, 2009

my baby boo is sick

Monday:

Mika was down with fever followed by sore throat & ulcers in his mouth. poor Mika..it started on Monday evening. came back from work and he was already unwell and sort of like groaning and not as active as always. thought he was being cranky and will be like himself in minutes but nope..he was still the same when i put him to sleep. That worried me so much that I asked hubby to drop by before he goes off to work (staying at Umi’s as hubby is on PM shift this week and next plus Umi volunteered to bbsit him for these 2 weeks). Took his temperature and though it was not that high but his body was slightly warm and decided to take him to the nearest clinic. The lady doctor was not helpful at all! We were greeted by an unfriendly tone of her and she was so cold towards us. The way she checked Mika..pressing his tummy in a very rough way and asking me questions with that very ignorant face..I SO HATE HER!! Then after few minutes, she jumped into a conclusion that our son has twisted intestine and needed to be referred to hospital..WTF?! (excuse the language pls) she even charged us RM15 for nothing..@#$%^%#$% doctor! Panic..we brought him to Columbia Asia and luckily his usual Paed was still in the clinic. When she saw what stated in the referral letter, she got so shock and she said it could not be that. Despite the “so-called-twisted intestine” Mika was still able to smile and play and if it is true, he will not be able to do all that and will be in a curl up position, his tummy will be tense and he will turn white or even vomit but none of the symptoms seems to show. Checked his temperature, and that time it was already 37.8C and doctor said he got sore throat too. Just to be on the safe side, blood test was done and everything seems to be in the right place. Paracetamol & antibiotic were prescribed and doctor asked me to monitor him every 4 hours. Should the temperature shoot up above 38.5C, the other medicine needs to be given, can’t remember the name but that medicine has to be inserted into his tush...ouccchh??! Luckily the temperature stayed below 38C the whole night.

taken on Monday
Tuesday:

Took the day off and he was so cranky the whole day. He cried and there was one time where we had to syringe feed him as he refused to drink from the bottle. I just wish I know the right way to soothe him and know what he wants. The pacifier was not helpful enough as he kept throwing it out whenever we tried to put it in. That was the first time he got sick and though I was clueless and felt hopeless not to be able to comfort him, no way I’m going to let other people take care of him. thanks to my MIL for the offer but naaa…I prefer him to stay with me and I believe he needs his mommy too. Even Umi helped out upon request. Most of the time it was me who did these and that for him (that's what Mommy for right?). The hardest part was to give him medicine as he will spit out and cry at the same time..sigh..tiring but definitely a new experience.

Wednesday:

I had to go to work and with a heavy heart, had to leave him with Umi plus it was hubby’s off day. The fever had subsided but he still cried and wanted to be cuddled. Feeling worried and felt like we need 3rd opinion, we brought him to this Klinik Kanak-kanak Gan located @ss15. the doctor was very helpful and gave detailed explaination about Mika’s condition. According to him, he got ulcers in his mouth and it was at the peak state. That was the reason why he refused to drink and cried all the time. On the +ve side, he was about to get better and will be back to himself in 2-3 days time. He said no special medicine to cure this only paracetamol to relieve his pain and lots of love and affection to Mika. After seeing the super doc (read more bout it here), everything seemed so clear and we were like… “oooo...aaaahhh..no wonder he was like this..no wonder he was like that..” and so that night both hubby and me took care of him with hubby took the main shift so I could have enough rest to go to work the next day.

Today, Mika is almost back to himself, Alhamdulillah. Went to work early so I can leave by 4pm to spend more time with him. I so miss his smile and his cute little laugh and “talk” when he was sick. He’s not that cranky anymore but instead of his usual 3.5 oz, his appetite is only for 2 oz. hubby is still off today and has the whole day to take care of him under Umi’s supervision. Phewww…definitely a new experience for us and told ya..having a baby is not an easy stuff. Committment, time, patience are important requirements to be good (we are still learning on how to be good parents) parents. You will get frustrated for not being able to fulfill their needs and you (definitely the mommy..not sure if daddy experience this :P) may end up crying with them when the time gets really tough but never give up..there's always a solution (chewah..speak for yourself, Eeja). I did google a lot for things that I am not clear of and yes, there are zillions of sites that I found out are very useful and I know that I am not the only mom who's having difficult time in raising up the child. Whatever it is, we are grateful that he’s getting better and would like to thank those involved whether directly or indirectly in helping to take care of him.

2 comments:

The Tatie said...

huwaaa..
tatie pun rase nak nanges bace ni..
hopefully mika tak slalu sakit lagik.
aunty loves yuh mika!
mwah2

raF|za said...

kesian Mika. asyik nangis jer hari tuh..even as adult pon rasa sakit ulcer and demam..baby lagi lar..huhuhu..challenging habis nak jaga dia