Sick Kids

The boy is home now. He is much better. Only thing left of his symptoms is dry lips and some vomitting. Apparently he had Epstein Barr Virus. Imagine that. A virus. And they pumped him with antibiotics for 7 days at the hospital and gave us more to give orally. We gave for 3 days but were told to stop because he had diarhea.

All is not clear yet though. We still have to bring him to hospital for another blood test. He has had 4 blood tests so far. All that pricking. He hates needles now. His ESR level is still high. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate or ESR is often used to measure how much inflamation is in the body due to infection, cancerous deceases or autoimmune deceases. Sounds scary to me. I hope that all will be fine.

This month he has been to school for a total of …. 1 day. Thank goodness he is only in Std 1. Phew!

As for the girl, the day before yesterday, she came home with high fever. I hope that she has not come down with what he had. He had recurring fever for 10 days.

She was given 3 days MC. For her that means, 6 days of sick leave this month. She is in std 3. No phew to that.

The night before last, she vomitted right after taking her anti seizure medicine. What do we do? When she has a fever, it lowers the seizure treshold so I have to watch her more. She vomitted out the medicine. What do we do? Eventually, we gave her another dose of the medicine. The boy vomitted right after her. Projectile vomit. 3 times with vomit coming out of the nose too. One kid vomitting is tiring. Two kids vomitting is mentally and physically tiring.

They are both home now. They had a fight this morning. I hope that means that they are better. I can’t handle another 10 days of recurring fever and I am worried about the boys upcoming blood test.

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5 thoughts on “Sick Kids

  1. Good to hear that your son is home. But that means more work for you….do take a break as and when you can.

    When my daughter had vomiting & diarrhea at the same time, she was so dehydrated that she was near lifeless and was hospitalized. One lesson I learn is to pump her with as much fluid as possible. Make sure your son replenish the fluid he lost from the excessive vomiting. the nurse gave me an idea of giving the kid ice cubes if they are reluctant to drink normal water. At least that will make them suck the ice cubes willingly.

    Thank you for sharing your experience and suggestions. My son is much better now. The vomitting is just once a day. I think the ice-cube trick sounds neat. Around two years ago he had such bad vomitting that even water made him puke. That ice-cube trick would have been useful then. I will definitely keep that stored in my head for future reference.

  2. You got to hang in there, united as a family. We r also going thru difficult times. Mrs has oways been dependent on me to do everything consequently when i fell ill, surgery, bedridden etc she omos came apart from the stress. We then had a family meeting. I doubt if Benghui understood much but we decided to look at the big picture and to b strong for each other… temporarily restructuring priorities otherwise our lives will go haywire . U got to b strong. Parenting is not normally a male’s forte so you got a lot to shoulder. Jus remember not to over tire yrself as u wont b of much use to yr family if u r fatigued. Hang in there, sister. Please do not think of this comment as overbearing.. jus being sincere here and sharing . 🙂

    No worries. Not overbearing at all. Always good to hear a 3rd person viewpoint. Thanks.

  3. HI, I was introduced to your blog by Michelle. I am on a look-out for mothers deserving of FREE facial spa, that I’m giving away. You sound like one heck of a deserving mum to me! So if you could, please email me at I would love to hear from you. I’m sorry to hear about your kids – it all sounds very frightening. I have had tough times as well, and because of that, I’m grateful for the good times. Take care and wishing your children a get well soon!

    Thank you.

  4. that’s great news that your son is out of hospital and much better 🙂 Don’t worry too much about school at this point since it’s still early in the year… your girl will be able to catch up later when she’s better…

    there are a lot of viruses around lately.. my friend’s 3 months old baby got it and was hospitalised.. you gotto take care of yourself too ya.. *hugs*

    Yes, it sounds like there is a lot of viruses around lately yah. I read in other blogs as well but no time to comment.

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