Friday, August 19, 2011

Ouch! That hurt

We were looking forward to enjoying a long weekend of freedom. But Life had other things in fold.

Achu slept early that friday. I went into the room wondering how the fella could afford missing his daily dose of  "The Penguins of Madagascar" and found him all wrapped up in bed.When I went close to him to give him a peck I felt warm...or was it hot...he was boiling hot. The thermo gave us a 99. Gave him a bit of Crocin and prayed he gets better.

At around 2.30 am M told me Achu was very hot. We checked his temp and were shocked to find 103. That's scary. He was crying and mumbling stuff. We gave him more crocin and started wiping him. The stubborn fever didn't give in neither did we.....At around 6.30 am he was 101

We tried calling all our docs.
  • Doc-1: Out on tour 
  • Doc-2 : no appointments until 31.08 plus a suggestion to take the kid into emergency 
  • Doc-3: our family doc gave us instruction through the phone  
Then we finally thought we'd take him to emergency since the temperature wasn't coming below 100 even after giving him high doses of crocin.

Before we entered the ward we thought we'd check if any pediatrician was available.Praise the Lord! There was a Dr.S.

She told us Achu had a major throat infection and he will find it tuff to eat for awhile. Gave us meds for 6 days and told us to come in 4 days.

The next four days were terrible.Achu cried, I cried, my mom cried!!! Getting a hungry lil boy have his meal with a bad throat is an awful experience next to being the lil boy.

Achu's line

When hunger strikes
Yeppo Amma yenniku istam(yeah! no h in there) olladhu thinan pattum? ( when can I eat what i like?)

When we wipe him or take the temp

Yenne onnu samadhamayitu kidhakan vidhuvo ( will you please let me lie in peace?)

Most scary moment: When achu woke up crying after an afternoon nap and said" Yenniku karachil niruthan patinila amma" ( I can't stop crying ). I hugged him , Appuppa carried him, Ammumma carried him out to the terrace. He cried continuously for 15-20 minutes. Then slowly he fell asleep again.

His diet:
Pediasure 6-8 times a day
chicken/tomato Soup
2 lil spoons of rice,dal and bland boiled fish
chicken poppers ( well don't ask me how he could swallow that!)

wouldn't gargle
screamed and cried each time he woke up
any oscar winner would lick his feet when it comes to acting out pain (maybe half of it was true but the other half got to my nerves I tell you)
skipped school for the whole week( courtesy: sympathetic grandparents ,a lazy parent and a missing parent )

matters did become worse when Amma fell ill too. But then

He is still recovering......
He did go through a bad painful phase
but the boy is enjoying his little vacation at the am I ;)


noon said...

Oh poor baby. I hate it so much when the kids fall sick...feels worse I think to be the parent than being sick yourself. To see them in pain and not being able to help. Thank god for modern medicine sometimes!
Even in all this it is hard not to focus on how cute his mallu is! Really cute!

Gayatri said...

- True!Felt totally helpless :(
- Oh! He's pretty dramatic ye know :)