Aien and I were in the car on our way back from the office when I received a call from home at about 8.30pm. We were informed that Aydein has a mild temperature since morning. Aien drove as fast as he could, and reached home to find Aydein temperature hitting 38.5°! We were also informed that Aydein has been vomiting twice since morning. Without hesitating, we went to the Menara Clinic. Dr. Alan mentioned that it was just viral infection and prescribed some medicines for Aydein to take.
The next day, I worked from home just to monitor Aydein's temperature. His fever come and go. At times it's 38.5°, at times it's 38°. But last night, when it hit 39°, I had no choice but to wake Aien up, and with his help, inserted the Voren medicine from Aydein's back, stripped Aydein off his clothes, took him into the shower and bathe him with the cold pipe water at 3am in the morning! Aydein cried, and cried, and shivered the whole time! And although it broke my heart to see him like that, I knew it was just the right thing to do to bring his temperature down as to avoid him from getting fit.
After drying him up and leaving him bare with just the diaper on, I asked Aien to go back to sleep. Then, I tried to put Aydein back to sleep by letting him to suckle on me. The moment his tongue touched my you-know-what, I could feel the heat from his body. I could not fall back to sleep, worrying if the temperature would fluctuate again. So I got up back again, looked for a fresh clean handkerchief, and started "sponging" him. Yes, I know now what tepid-sponging is! Or at least, I think that is what it is!
Anyway, Aydein HATED the sponging course! He cried the moment I put the wet cloth on his body. In order to comfort him, I did the only thing that I could think of. I let him suckle on me while I sponge him. After a while, it got so tiresome to fight, so he dozed off anyways. His temperature was much better after that, 36.4° to be exact, that I was confident to go back to sleep again, only at 5am.
Earlier today, Aydein's temperature got back up again. But since it was just a mild one, I just gave him a shot of PCM and continued to sponge him. As expected, he cried his lungs out again!
But after a few coaxing, he was back to his normal smiley self again, and allowed me to gently sponge him with the occasional "ehek ehek". I believe that's just him being manja. :P
I thank Allah though, Aydein is such a good boy. Although I find him slightly clingy on me during this time, however, I can hardly find him whining or crying unnecessarily. He eats and drinks normally and still try to smile and laugh and make his funny faces asthough trying to tell me, don't worry mama, i'll be alright. :)
I shall pray that you will be alright soon, dear. I love you too much!