Friday, March 16, 2007

Real sick

Yesterday evening was thought of his fever is over. Guess not, after his long hour afternoon nap, wake up the hot is back, 38.2'C. So, after dinner, brought him to his paed. After checked, he got a red throat and cause his body hot and fever. Doc said if the fever can recover after 3 days, he might have "fakes" measles. Took fever and antibiotics medicine. Each med 3ml for 3-4 times a day.

Back home, feed med for the first time in his life, since he had milk before go to the clinic. I used the plastic syringe given to feed in after one another. He almost choke out and can see how hard he swallow it. He even refuse to open his mouth for water. His face goes a bit red then he throw out everything including the milk have it 2 hours ago. Ohh...pity boy. Faster clean him and put him to rest and try again later.

Whole night, I'm running in and out the room to check his temp and give him cold towel. I can see his tired face and no energy, but he just very hard to close his eye to sleep tight. Anyway surprise that he not lau gei at all. The doc just now even praise him so guai during sick *paiseh*.

After 3 hours, give him milk again, hope he can really sleep later. Feed med really a tough job. This time I don't put 2 in together, I feed half fever med first before milk, he is ok with it, he can continue wallop his milk. And think of feed another half during half way of his milk and same goes for antibiotics med. Then suddenly hubby said why not mix inside the milk and no need to get so hard to feed so many times separately.

So, I put the remaining half fever med mix in the milk first. He is still ok with it and continue to drink. Later half way go, I put in 2nd med together and let him continue. Manatau, he cannot liow this time. Push away the bottle. Left 4oz milk with med inside. So in total he only have 2.5 oz milk with half fever med and not taking any antibiotic.

"Boy boy, I know the taste is not as good as porridge and sweet like apple. I know you almost cry to take med. But boy, can't help you still have fever and red throat if you not taking it well, somemore doc said antibiotcs have to go for 5 days. Hope you can co-operate and eat med nicely and I ask Jesus to recover you soon, ok?"

8 comments:

Etcetera~Mommy said...

Oh dear.. I know exactly how heart breaking it is when our baby is sick. Happened to Ryan couple weeks back. and he too refused his med. I also added to his milk; kinda diluted but no choice.

You may have to split the milk consumption a few times; finished all the content (say 2oz) then only give another...if you add all the med into one bottle, the taste could be too strong for them.. BBies are very smart nowadays.

sue said...

If he's having roseola, then fever tend to be higher during the night. If so, nothing you can do except feeding him fever medicine for about a week and then the rash will appear, just slightly.

Judy Chow said...

Etc Mum: Yes he is smart enough, when see syringe he will close his mouth tight. Now I give him a bit sweet raisin or bread to let him syok first, then when 2-3 times he open his mouth I faster press the med in. Thats how i do...

Sue: Doc did said so. Hopefully he not getting that...else more suffer for him.

sss1979 aka Nicole said...

fake measle, my boy also got it last time. U can try offer chicken soup rather than porridge.

Baby Darren said...

poor terry..hope you recover soon...

Judy Chow said...

sss1979: Currently he still on med, not to try other things first. See how he goes these 2 days..but I still feed him light porridge more diluted one too and the quantity is half portion of his normal intake.

sss1979 aka Nicole said...

hi judy, hope he gets well soon.

sss1979 aka Nicole said...

oh about syringe, yes my boy also same when see it.. will refused...so kind of need to cheat him.. to drink. Sometimes I even used spoon to feed. Yeah he getting clever every time.