Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sick

It all started yesterday afternoon. I was still fine in the morning and went to school as usual. When mummy came to fetch me home at 2:30pm after my Mandarin class, she sensed something wrong the moment she held my hand. It was warmer than usual.

Back at home, the thermometer showed that I had a 37-ish low-grade fever. I had a dose of Paracetamol and took a nap. The fever subsided soon after that. However, I did not have appetite for dinner and ate only a quarter of my usual portion. At night, the fever returned. This time, my body felt even warmer... it was hot to the touch! My fever had shot up to 40C... the highest temperature I've ever had in my whole life!

Throughout the night, mummy could not sleep a wink. She stayed beside me and kept touching me while monitoring my temperature. It was still very high. She gave me another dose of paracetamol (my 3rd dose) and the fever finally went away at 3am+.

I had a very bad cough too. Sometimes, I would vomit a bit when I coughed too much. To be on the safe side, mummy put a mak-kok (water scoop) beside me whenever I was on bed or on the couch.

Me and my Peter Rabbit "mak-kok"

Highest fever ever recorded

At 2:30am - mummy put an ice-pack on my forehead to help bring down the high fever

This morning, I had to skip school. Mummy drove me to my paediatrician's clinic. The doctor said my body was very, very heaty. I had a throat infection too. She gave me a concoction of antibiotic (Augmentin), cough & phlegm and fever medicines.

Pink, white and clear... I ate my medicines without any fuss and only grimaced at their awful tastes

When I finally sat on my toy car this afternoon, mummy knew I was feeling better already. I did not touch any of my toys or things at all yesterday. I could only lie down and watch tv with half-opened eyes... how pitiful :(

Beep-beep... I'm back to my usual self :)

Was it the fish and chips that I had on Tuesday night (on mummy's birthday) that caused this? *Mummy felt soooo GUILTY* Although I ate less than 10 flattened fries and just one piece of the naked fish (with the fried batter removed), mummy believed that it was bad enough to trigger the "over-heat" system in me. Well, no more "junk food" for me again, in a long, long time to come!

25 comments:

  1. Hope Chloe will recover soon..
    For Ryan, I disallow him to consume fried foods.....coz he is a heaty person and easily get throat infection.Also no more biscuits and chocolates.

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  2. Looks like there's the fever virus around... must drink more water ya!
    Speedy recovery to you Chloe!

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  3. oh man...you are right. exactly the same thing as Ashley. Her fever shot to 39.9 deg. C and I was so scared. She was crying when I sponged her at 3.30am. The fever meds doesn't work as well as the suppository. HweiLi, I think it's not the food that cause Chloe to be sick. Don't blame yourself. It's the viral thing that's going around. I hardly feed Ashley anything that's fried or allow her to eat those CNY cookies and yet she fell sick.

    Ashley has been taking coconut water twice a week so cannot be due to heatiness :( Glad that Chloe is getting better. Ashley is too and I'm so glad that she's talking a lot more today.

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  4. it may be due to the food she eats in school..and may be due to the "heat" that is accumulated. like a gunung api.

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  5. sometimes it's not the food lor, proly its just the weather, we wouldn't really know what cause our kids to get fever kan? sien... happy that she is all better now :)

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  6. sorry to hear that. Glad you are much better now. Got kiss your mummy for taking care of you or not? she didnt get any sleep wor. Must take care of mommy ok. Dont et her fall sick ya

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  7. when it want to happen, it happens, regardless of what food we eat..
    anyway, drink more fluid and you will be alright, girl! Maybe your bones are stretching, as the elderly people used to say.. :)

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  8. Wah, next time better keep some suppository Voltaren at home, once the fever shoot up to 39C(touch wood) just 'wallop' one(emergency solution for high fever)!

    Poor mommy, must have been really exhausted!

    p/s: I'd blame the weather, scorching hot the whole day then pouring all of sudden!:(

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  9. I don't think it's the food. Probably Chloe was over-heated (maybe the weather) or lack of sleep could cause fever too.

    Get well soon, Chloe. Now she is better, hope Mummy can get more sleep.

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  10. oh dear , 40 is high lei , get well soon Chloe ..

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  11. Lately weather very hot. My boy also develop mouth ulcer & fever ytd, but he doesn't take any junk food at all. So dun blame yourself.

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  12. I agree with Alice, the culprit is the weather and having less to do with the food. My son has running nose (again) and my girl starts coughing with dry throat.

    Speedy recovery, Chloe.

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  13. Great that she is well now. The changes of weather really unbearable.

    I have been pumping lots of fruits, water to Terry and I also trying out this cell food (2 drops per day) it is good in killing germs and nasty virus. So far so good...

    Read more - http://cellfood-malaysia.blogspot.com/2008/05/cellfood-malaysia.html

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  14. wah, this mummy, at night so sleepy n tired jaga chloe still can take photo.
    glad that she has back to her usual self. beep-beep along the way chloe :)

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  15. so glad that chloe has gotten better. mummy should take care too and try to take a nap ok. i don't think it's the heaty food... just this morning, hq felt feverih and he complained of sorethroat.he had not taken any heaty food these few days pun.

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  16. Yeah...seems like the sick bug is going around...Ally was just off Augmentin too for her throat infection. I guess as parents...we can't bear to see our kids suffer when they are sick. I would have a panic attack if iwas to see 40 degrees celcius on the thermometer!!!

    And fried foods...i am on d same boat as u too!! I control a lot of junk food that Ryan eats until i get alot of comments from ppl...but I don't care! Our kids health comes first right???

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  17. ur girl is so good by letting you to put an ice pack on her forehead.As for Ethel, even the KoolFever patch she will refuse..

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  18. Hope you're feeling better my love!

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  19. Though April has recovered from fever, she still has minor coughing and phlegm now. The weather is too hot recently. I guess the cuase was not the food, but the weather.

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  20. wah... 40 degree is quite high temperature.

    wish you recover asap.

    Good to see you back to normal, look a bit thin.

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  21. The culprit is weather. Shenny also just recovered from her sickness.
    Glad to see Chloe has fast recovery.

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  22. Yeah some ppl may very easily developed into body heating even with a little bit of fried snacks so must watch out the food. Anyway, glad to see Chloe back to normal :-)

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  23. The same food Jeremy cannot eat. Same problem, esp tonsils. Have not been eating since he was 4 years old. Stick to similar food that you prepare for Chloe. Mummy's food is still the best n healthy. Koo Ma miss Chloe.

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  24. Thank you all for your get-well wishes. I am almost fully recovered now. Still coughing a little bit, that's all :)

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  25. Glad that Chloe had recovered. Sometimes, it is not the food. Don't blame yourself. It must be a viral attack which caused the high fever. Hope mummy can sleep well tonight.

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