Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tis the time for sickness

Not me, but Adelle.

I suppose it was just a matter of time before Adelle would get it. It's something that's not quite within our control as parents to prevent, more so if your child mixes with other children at a playschool or nursery.

Adelle developed a slight fever two days ago after coming home from playschool, but my wife and I thought nothing much of it. She had just developed a runny nose, but it was nothing serious so we just gave her some paracetamol (Adelle says this in the cutest way. Para-city-mall. She just has this thing about City Mall!) and didn't make more fuss about it. The next morning it was off to playschool as usual, but in the afternoon, my wife must have gotten a call from the principal because she messaged me saying that Adelle had a fever and asked me to take her home after I was done at work.

So, I got her home, got her cleaned up and rested. Then we took her to the doctor, and we were told that Adelle had two things bothering her. One was the flu and cough, and the other (which the doctor suspects is the cause of the fever), hand foot and mouth disease. Apparently, it's in season again.

Adelle had a few small red spots on her legs, and her bum. She also had an ulcer at the back of her mouth, so that more or less confirmed the doctor's diagnosis. She'd have to stay away from school for a week. So, I'm staying home till the end of the week to take care of her. But, you'd be hard pressed to say that Adelle was actually sick. She's still her active talkative self. Her appetite's taken a slight dent (must be the ulcer), and she uncharacteristically napped a few times during the day, but other than that, she looks quite normal.

Which is good.

I much prefer this to the whiny fussy side of her that can sometimes surface when she's uncomfortable or sleepy. Praying that there will be no complications from this episode of illness, and that it'll just run its course and go away quietly.

7 comments:

Fely said...

Hope Adelle gets well soon Perry. Nia and Garth caught something from a friend just before xmas and it lasted till a couple of weeks ago. They have passed it on to Nick and I and now the grampies are suffering from it. C'est la vie, that's life with kids! X

Nick Phillips said...

Don't worry too much, these things do happen to kids and I'm sure she'll be back to her normal self soon D

maslight said...

Hopes Adele get well soon ;)

The weather been crazy lately too.

Perry R. Lim said...

Fely: That bug sure is making its rounds.

Perry R. Lim said...

Nick: I'm sure she will. It's just that these sicknesses are so COMMON these days.

Perry R. Lim said...

maslight: Thanks. Yes, the weather has been a bit haywire. Tapi, punya main syiok tidur! :)

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