Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Please give me a break.

Remember last week I wrote that it seems like forever Monday and Tuesdays I need to take emergency leave to handle Jayden? This week is no different. On Saturday night, we noticed that there were a few red dots on his legs and we thought it was just some rashes. Then I was cleaning up the drawer and took out the thermometer. Jayden saw and he asked me to play doctor with him. So we tested his temperature and it was 38.9. He was having high fever but there weren't any signs and he was cold. And then we checked his body again, now red dots on his legs and his hands. Yeap, it was HFMD. No wonder he cried in the middle of the night and kept telling me "I sad..I sad.."

So we brought him to the hospital and doctor couldn't spot any ulcers in his mouth cos cheeky monkey refused to open the mouth for her to see. So she suspected that he has HFMD and she asked us to go home and monitor him.

On Sunday, I checked his mouth and found this.
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He was drooling most of the time and couldn't close his mouth. Sunday night we took him to Yenjai and confirmed, he was having HFMD. He advised us to get this...
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That drop (Cataflam) costs me rm51.70. If you're looking for this, just go straight to Guardian and please make sure you go before 7.30pm, that's when the pharmacists go home. This drop eases the pain in the mouth. We tried Nurofen (many pharmacy will recommend this) but it doesn't help much. Just imagine we adult have one ulcer in our mouth and its so painful. Jayden has at least 7 in his mouth-not including those hidden ones. Last night he slept well after taking the drops. (but I cannot sleep *slap forehead*)

As for the dots on his legs, its tiny but contains water. He sometimes will scratch it and tell me its itchy. So we just apply the calamine cream and he's up and running after applying the cream. Like magic cream!
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He doesn't look like he's sick.
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Sometimes he will just cry and cry and tell me that he's sad. He obviously miss drinking his milk but he cannot suck his bottle. So we gave him sippy cup and he drink much lesser now. He cannot really eat, so I'm like a broken record, kept asking him "Jayden you want this?..jayden You want that?" All he answered me was *shake head*. It's very stressed to see him wanting to eat but cannot and when he can eat (after the drop) he has no appetite to eat. And when he eat, he will spit it out, proly his mouth is so painful and he cannot swallow. I just fed him lunch (rice with soup) and he ate quite a bit, the most in these few days. That's also because I played some youtube Thomas video for him and kept telling him "Thomas ask you to eat rice then only he swallowed *slap forehead* Listen to Thomas also dun wanna listen to own mother.

I just called the daycare and asked if anyone else got it and the clerk told me that they found a kid in the daycare with HFMD and sent him home. I tell you, sometimes some parents are just so irresponsible. The kid is sick and yet still wanna dump the kid there and spread to the rest.

*sigh* I'm very tired edi. I'm very very very tired. Mentally, physically and emotionally. I don't know how to explain how I feel edi. I just wanna say..please give me a break. I really need a break.

46 comments:

  1. Hijackqueen2:17 PM

    Sasha, *hugz* this is a cycle thingy. Hopefully after this round, everything will berjalan lancar for you.

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  2. *hugs*

    you take it easy, Sasha.

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  3. (((HUG)))

    Take good care and wish Jayden speedy recovery!!

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  4. Oh dear. *hugs* I know you're going through a tough time, but hang in there. This too, shall pass. You'll get your break soon, I hope?

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  5. oh dear... hope J recovers real soon ya.. btw, he's grown so tall now :-) and you take good care ok..

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  6. *hugs* take good care dear, and take it easy.

    You don wanna pop when lil J is still not well.

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  7. You take your break nicely okay.

    Hope JD is well now. Sedih tengok budak sakit2 ni. I understand the feeling. Hope everything ok after this.

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  8. oh dear ..

    Must be tiring ... hope u feel better and Jayden recover soon ..

    HUG..

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  9. oh....hope Jayden recover soon...

    I can understand how difficult for you..being heavily pregnant + taking care of a demanding and sick toddler.. get your hubby/family to help out a while and you take a good rest...don;t make your blood pressure shot up due to the stress and tiredness in late pregnancy...

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  10. you're a tough mummy and you'll be ok :)

    pray that J will heal quick quick

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  11. Aiyo... poor lil J n his mommy too. Wishing J a speedy recovery. U hang in there ya. *hugz*

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  12. poor thing. hope he will have speedy recovery. my kids had more than 7 ulcers in their throat when they got HFM.
    yes, i hate it when irresponsible parents still send their kids to school when their children are sick esp fever.
    i assume the k.indy is closed now..

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  13. Poor Jayden. I tot Bonjela can numb the mouth ulcers. Anyway try using straw for him to suck milk.

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  14. Oh dear, I hope he recovers soon and you get a much needed break before baby comes.

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  15. poor JD & pity u..hope JD will recover soon..hugs to u!

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  16. aiyoooo..

    poor woman!! I feel so sad for you. Seems like never ending!!

    big hugs to poor poor J...so many ulcers!!! Poor poor J.

    Here they hv HFM too... I'm sooo scared of it!

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  17. Come come hug hug...

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  18. your break will come in 2 weeks
    ^-^

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  19. aiyoh.... poor Lil' Jayden... he must be suffering with so many ulcers on his lips!

    Mommy must take care also ok...

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  20. *Big hugs*

    If you need somewhere to release stress.. want to 'fatt sit', you know where to find me ya?

    Hang in there okay...

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  21. So sorry to hear that Jayden is sick.

    How he is recovering now.

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  22. Feed ice-cream if Jayden wants it...Ice-cream has milk and the coldness will 'numb' the throat..so Jayden won't feel pain during swallowing...

    meanwhile, you take it easy...

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  23. Oh no..what bad timing. Try to take as much rest as you can. I'm sure Jayden will bounce back to his normal self soon.

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  24. Anonymous8:45 AM

    hi Sasha,
    1st time dropping comment here..
    Can understand yr feeling at the moment, cos my 2.5yrs old son also down with HFMD last week.. stayed away from childcare for 1 week..

    pls try to cook green bean with barley or waterchestnut and feed him regularly, dont stress yrself if Jayden reject foods.. just feed him more water/milk..

    Stay strong and take good care!

    Oh ya. just to let u know tt i really like yr blog!

    mom2ethan

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  25. oh my!!! what a bad timing... *hug* (how many hugs since the last comment i made)

    hope jayden gets well soon... sure sakit hati, dun eat all, nanti lost even more weight... poor kiddo... STUPID ppl, know the kid sick somemore send to daycare... no courtesy at all... wahlau eh!!!!!!!!!!

    and u... u take care ok? popping soon and all, tummy so big and all... *big hug big hug* hopefully u can take a long needed rest during confinement...

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  26. *hugzzz*.. Hope Lil J will gets well soon... and u .. please take care ok...

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  27. All this will pass very soon. Once J is ok, I think your mood will be better.

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  28. *Hug Hug* for lil boy. Hope you get will soon.

    *Big Hug* for the mommy. Mommy needs to be strong. Hang in there.

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  29. poor you. Due anytime, and have to handle this. give him ice-cream if he does not want anything. When rowena had the mouth ulcers recently, she did not even want to drink water. give it about 2 days, and he will be ok

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  30. I hope Jayden will be ok soon. I didnt know the HFMD wave hit to malaysia dy...

    Thanks for alerting too..

    oh..take care yrself k......should be anytime already right??? then u will have 2 months of rest ...hehehe

    *hugs*

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  31. Hope J is more ok by now and you too, don't too stress up...take care on your big tummy.

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  32. khongfamily3:29 PM

    Oh gosh..hope Jayden has speedy recovery and you take good care of yourself too!

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  33. *hugs* He should already be recovering right... but it's like that la, see them in pain we lagi heartache... take care ya, you gona pop soon leh...

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  34. oh dear u must b very worrying, my son had his HFMD at mth8 n it is reli heart breaking dun worry he will b fine very soon... take care ya

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  35. adrian9:57 PM

    HFMD seems to be quite common nowadays. Hear of cases quite regularly. Dunno why.

    Hope Jay will get well soon.
    Hope you will get a break soon.
    Something good will come your way.

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  36. Poor thing. Must be painful. I had those and its awful!

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  37. give him some ice cream to eat.... It'll ease the pain in his mouth and throat...

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  38. The poor dear. No wonder he is not taking his milk. Must be a taxing time for you too. Hope Jayden gets well soon.

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  39. qiqi got it right before i delivered too, so worried baby come out at that time. anyway, if they are still active, it is the mild HFM, nothing much to worry much.

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  40. wishing your Jayden boy boy speedy recovery!!!

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  41. whoisbaby1:28 PM

    poor jayden. get well soon ah. hope you will get back your appetite.

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  42. I know how you feel... just hang in there. Your baby will pop out very soon :D

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  43. Ouch.. Seven ulcers.. How can he 'tahan'. I also felt heartsick.

    Hope J recovering soon. Mummy dun be too stress. U also need to take extra care yar. Muak.

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  44. speedy recovery. hang in there supermom :) everything will be ok (i hope)

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  45. Oh No! Not continuosly for so many weeks. Poor you and poor Jayden. For the first 2-3 days, eating and drinking will definitely be difficult for him. Hope he is better now and you take care ya.

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  46. Day Care, Kindergarten, Nursery, all places to breed and pass germs.

    The ulcer looked so painful. Good that now he's getting better.

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