Sunday, March 28, 2010
Shern Is In The Hospital With Viral Fever
Shern was having surging high fever the night I came back from KL. His temperature went as high as 39.2 °C (that's 102.56 °F) .
I was sweating as much as him. I was sweating with fear.
After 2 doses of paracetamol and his fever was still hovering at 38.6-38.8 °C, hubby and I sent him to the hospital at 9am on a Saturday.
He was admitted straightaway after arrival when the nurse took his temperature which shows 38.8 °C.
Doctor checked on him and found no rash, no marks, no sore throat, nothing. Which means that it is not HFMD.
Dr. Chiah needed Shern to take a blood test to confirm that it is not dengue fever. It was a painful process to watch 2 nurses holding Shern down while 3 ml of his blood was being taken with Shern howling the place.
Shern was very, very whiny and very, very clingy to me. He refused his milk from the bottle. He only wants my breasts. He refused all food. He refused water.
In the end, I had to feed him water using a syringe which he cries everytime I feed him.
I could not leave the hospital. Hubby and the rest came and went. But I couldn't leave.
I am very thankful that most of the time, there is someone here with me, usually my hubby during the day and ah-yee at night.
This enables me to eat, go to toilet and sleep while knowing that Shern is being attended to.
Today he is better. He ate half a banana, mashed. And also drank milk from the bottle once. However, his cranky-ness is still at its peak.
Like hubby says 'It is not only Shern being admitted to the hospital, it is ALL OF US' :)
I hope both of us can go home tomorrow.