Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fever Attack

Shannon was having fever since Monday 5am. Her fever subsided after a dose of Advil but came back fiercely last evening and went up and down till now. I had brewed some "Ling Yang" but she refused to drink it. We had to monitor her to make sure that her fever is below 39 degrees because of the fear of febrile fits. We sponged her last night at 11pm and made sure her fever was at 38 degree before we went back to sleep. I woke up at 3am and 8am to feed her with fever medicine keeping her fever below 39 degrees.

This morning, I brought her to see a PD and was prescribed more Doliprane and Advil together with a medicine for her throat inflammation and cough medicine. According to the PD, she is having a Viral Fever that will continue for a few more days thus he didn't prescribe any antibiotic for her throat inflammation. I brewed some Barley water but dare not give her too much as elderly said it will create phlegm if she is coughing. Her fever rose to 39 degrees this afternoon and I sponged her again and managed to get down below 38 degrees. However, it came back 3 hours later and I had to coax her to take a shower. After the shower, her temp went down below 38 degrees. I was relieved slightly but her fever came back at 38.5 degrees half an hour later. I gave her another dose of fever medicine and pray that her fever will goes away soon.

Her fever seems to be really bad this time. She looks much more lethargic, her appetite is poor, she complains about coldness more and she feels tired and sleepy after a while. Probably, the weather had caused her sickness. 1 week ago, it was so hot and warm everyday and now it rains almost everyday. I really hope she will recover soon as we are now busy packing and cleaning to move into our new rented house next Monday. "sigh"

6 friends commented ^_^:

Mummy to QiQi said...

poor girl. i read she seems to frequently having fever hor?

Kymmie said...

Poor shannon, I hope she gets well soon. Hang in there Jas!

JO-N said...

Get well soon, Shannon. You take care too, Jas.

Sasha said...

oh no fever viral. It will stay for about a week. So you both take care.

Bengbeng said...

be patient. as a mum you will go through moments like this. it will never end. one day u will wait for arrival of yr yr grandchild and still worry. :) but you r doing all the right things n she will get better soon. take care.

Shannon's Mummy said...

Thanks all...She is still feverish but her temp is under 39 degrees now... :)