Hero has been having fever since i left for my KK meeting. As of yesterday, it was already 5 days, and the fever was still hovering around 38 to as high as 39.1. Since it has been 5 days, we decided to take him to see the pediatrician again.
The pediatrician suspected 2 things, 1 was AH1N1, but if he was having it, he would be the healthiest patient ever as he was still talkative! So he ruled out AH1N1. The other thing he suspected was micro-organism, which was more likely and so Hero was prescribed the antibiotics called Zithromax. After taking the antibiotics, his temperature didn’t subside much and was still hovering around 38+. We therefore had no choice but to bring him to the hospital to do blood test to check for dengue fever and nose swap for AH1N1.
While he was lying on the hospital bed, looking all kesian and curled up in a fetal position, i tried to explain to him what the nurse would be doing later. However, he couldn’t quite comprehend what i was telling him until the time when the nurse actually put the cotton bud all the way into his nostril. It was painful and i could see his eyes all watery. After that, when the nurse told him that the injection would be like an ant bite, he went like “What??? What injection????” He jumped up and had the shock of his life just as the needle penetrated his skin. Poor thing, that was the first time I saw him really crying in pain.
After 2 hours, the test showed negative for dengue as well as AH1N1. What a relief for us to hear that. And so we went home hoping that the fever would go away. However, at 4 am in the morning, mum knocked on our room door and told us that his fever has escalated to 39.8C!!! And so both of us immediately jumped out of bed and started sponging him again and at the same time insert the Voltaren suppository into his backside. It was there and then that I realized I haven’t been depending on the Lord on our daily issues and decided to bring our petition to Him. It was amazing that at 7.30 am, when his daddy went to check on him, he found that Hero was actually sweating it out, thereby bringing his temperature down. And today, his fever just totally vanished!!! PTL!!!
One thing I would like to share is that through the countless time of visiting the pediatrician since both of the kids were young, we learned that when kids have high fever, we need to strip them off, on the fan, sponge them, leave a little bit of moist on the body so that the wind from the fan would take the heat away from the body. Apart from that, you can place wet handkerchiefs on his neck, both his armpits, and other heat outlets to absorb the heat from his body, thereby bringing the temperature down. It is ok to on the fan because though your child may catch a cold, however, he will not die or suffer brain damage from a cold unlike fever which could be fatal, if not properly treated.