Since birth, Faaz hardly fell ill. The last time he had his fever was July last year (you can read it here). That explained why we were so worry when he was down with fever this time.
We detected the fever on Saturday evening. His body temperature was a bit higher than usual, but he was active as always; except he got attached to his Tok Mak. This time, he don't bother to follow us back home like the usual, instead happily wave goodbye to us as Fadzil reversed the car. We gave him the medicine as we reached home and put him to sleep. We measured his temperature from time to time and at that time, it was just a mild fever.
However, we couldn't help ourselves from being worried (especially me, of course). Usually, the fever will go away within few hours time but not this time. The fever was mild for the first 2 hours after the medication but the temperature went high for the next 2 hours before the next PCM...and the trend went on and on. It was at 2am that we noticed the temperature was 38.2 degrees and Faaz was sleeping restlessly. His face turn reddish too, it must be from the heat..poor baby. Immediately Fadzil asked me to get ready. There was no 24 hours clinic in Taipan so we went straight to SDMC (previously known as SJMC), at the emergency section.
Maybe the doctor on duty that night was tired, maybe she was having her PMS (pardon me), but for us the way she acted that night was unprofessional, especially for a private hospital with such a reputation. Nak kata too many emergency patient that night, nope it was only us and another family waiting patiently for the turn to come. I don't want to elaborate more on the incident, enough said that her rudeness caused Fadzil almost lost his temper at one time, lucky he cooled off when I reminded him that we need to focus on Faaz instead.
This time around, the fever is longer than the usual. I had to take a leave on Monday and working from home yesterday as Faaz tends to be clingy to me when the temperature increased. Poor baby. Alhamdulillah, after four days, he is recovering now. However, he still don't have the appetite to eat, which is soooo not Faaz. We tried everything...soup, porridge, fruits even his favourite Tiger biscuits but all failed. He just drink milk whenever he is hungry and look for his water bottle when he is thirsty, for the past four days. When we gave him solid food, he will just chew it for a long time..and spit it out afterward. I'm wondering, is this considered as normal when kids have fever? Is it just the taste bud becomes bitter? How long will it takes until he get back his appetite? Oh, it's kinda worrying so we decided to take him to his 2nd pediatrician this evening for consultation. Hopefully nothing serious...amin.
Oh Faaz, please get well soon love!
-Mommy & Daddy-
-Mommy & Daddy-