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The li' one's fever has not subsided yet..His temperature is still averaging about 40% even though I've been giving him his meds regularly and sponging him with tepid water every few hours, especially when his body felt really warm. Last night, he didn't sleep well. Kept on waking up every 1 to 2 hours and just laid there and cried..Didn't even kachau us at all,which is what he normally does when he wakes up,,He was definitely bothered but there was nothing much I could do but nurse him as much as I could..So both hubby and I didn't have much zz time last nite..

I suspect he has roseola (fake measles)..based on his symptoms or it could be just teething fever. Funny that most of the other mom's kids seem to have gotten roseola too, the most recent of all, meganmacy's Macy.. I guess his fever would probably last at least one more day before it subsides. Will see if he breaks out into rashes then..He may end up looking like a strawberry on his birthday party.

Am a li' confused..when one has fever, do I let him sweat out the fever or do I try my best to cool him down? I've been doing the latter, letting him wear light clothings, placing him on the 'taxi-water cushion' and letting him sleep in the aircon room.

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In spite of him being under the weather, he's still as fidgety and active as ever. I thought it would be okay to place him on my lap while I surfed the web but he grabbed the keyboard of my laptop and as a result....

*weep*..


And my laptop is only a few months old *sob*..I hope it's not gonna cost much to fix this..


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claudiacheng
Dec. 16th, 2003 01:59 am (UTC)
{pat pat} Aidan must be having a hard time. You hang in there. Personally I sweat it out when I have a fever and feel much better. Same for C too but I don't deliberately make her wear extra clothes. I just make sure she is kept busy and she'll perspire in no time. Like you, I also do the sponging when her fever is high. Hope Aidan get well soon.
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 03:44 am (UTC)
Aidan is a 'natural sweat-er' ..he basically plays and crawl abt alot in the day and even when he sleeps, he'll perspire till the pillow is drenched with his sweat. But even that doesnt help bring down his temp..

I'm not overly worried..i'm sure his temp will subside soon..it's just sometimes the feelin of helplessness makes u feel really crappy..
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hotshotss
Dec. 16th, 2003 02:12 am (UTC)
ehh the laptop should be a minor fix.

if its teething fever..it'll pass, all you have to do is make sure Aidan doesn't get sudden changes in body temperature else you're definitely going to make it worse...e.g. cold-hot suddenly.

hope he recovers soon!
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 03:45 am (UTC)
thanks..:)
even if it's roseola, the fever should pass too...

Hmm...yeah and hope tt the laptop would be jus a minor fix~!
e_rambler
Dec. 16th, 2003 03:57 am (UTC)
Good lah, when sick also can pull out keyboard key, means he should be on the road to recovery :)
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 04:37 am (UTC)
eh..even on first day of fever, he's still so active and grabbing stuff from our dining table. definitely not a sign of recovery..it's typical Aidan behavior :D~
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alcatel
Dec. 16th, 2003 04:08 am (UTC)
Wah..sick also can pull out that key! So lihai!! Hope he gets well soon!!!
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 04:35 am (UTC)
this sick baby doesn't behave sick lah..strength still like goliath..
mooxie
Dec. 16th, 2003 04:09 am (UTC)
sorry to hear abt aidan.
hope he get well soon yah.

btw, i added u as a frn. hope u dont mind
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 04:36 am (UTC)
thanks..he should be recoverin soon..
yeah add ahead..you are a new ljer eh..
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cowie
Dec. 16th, 2003 04:29 am (UTC)
different schools of thought wrt to the fever... personally i oso prefer to sweat it out, but there is a risk of overheating, esp for a baby who can't really talk and tell you what's wrong. and the key, u shld be able to push it back in, unless one of the catches broke...
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 04:34 am (UTC)
exactly..i was afraid to let him sweat it out for that v reason coz i wasn't sure whether he'll be able to 'tahan' and he wont be able to convey his discomfort to me too.

*sigh* one of the catches did break..:(
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buzz_cut
Dec. 16th, 2003 04:55 am (UTC)
Poor Aidan. Erm, but if high fever persists better take him to see a doc again lah. Don't pray pray, especially for babies.

Well, at least he's still pretty strong to pluck out your keyboard, erm, key. Eh, can video him plucking out more or not? Hahaha! Seriously though, I don't think your laptop repair will cost much lah. Otherwise there's always super glue? LOL! *siams*
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 06:37 pm (UTC)
basket *kbish*
and that's exactly what my dad-in-law said when he saw what aidan did..He was like ..no big deal lah..just use superglue *erks*
marlin
Dec. 16th, 2003 05:17 am (UTC)
Last time when Charlotte had fever (after her vaccination), we tried the cool method, didn't work. So Gary just placed a muslin cloth over her while I hold her. She sweat out alittle and after that I see her temp going down. She used to be in aircon environment alot. But after moving to the new place, we hardly turn on the aircon except at night.

Hope Aidan get well soon!
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 06:56 pm (UTC)
i think if his temp doesnt dip, i just have to let him sweat it out soon..*sigh*
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slumbermydarlin
Dec. 16th, 2003 05:33 am (UTC)
aiyo.. the keys can actually fall ogfff?
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 06:38 pm (UTC)
yeah u learn new things everyday with a kid ard eh..*grin*
absoluterror
Dec. 16th, 2003 05:45 am (UTC)
Well, at least he didn't eat that key! :)

Hope he recovers soon. Something's not right in the air... Oh remember I have that something that I've yet to pass to you? Will probably mail it to you cos he can use it til he's 4! Heh, won't outgrow it..
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 08:06 pm (UTC)
im sure he would have swallowed the key if i din pry it from his grubby hands hehe

LOL..u got him somethin that's for a 4 yr old? hehe . Are u free this sunday afternoon btw?
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ameliatan
Dec. 16th, 2003 07:34 am (UTC)
Am a li' confused..when one has fever, do I let him sweat out the fever or do I try my best to cool him down?

Cool him down definitely.What you're doing is right...that's what doctors will recommend.
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 08:07 pm (UTC)
i guess i was a tad worried too coz all that 'cooling down' din seem to be working..thought i was doin it wrong.
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(Anonymous)
Dec. 16th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC)
San
u shd stop letting him sleep in an air-con room, even tho he has a fever, an air-con environment is even unhealthier esp for a sick child. i thought that if babies/ kids have fever above 40deg cel, normally doctors will advise to sponge the kid down and keep the kid as cool (not cold) as possible with plenty of fluids.
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 08:10 pm (UTC)
Re: San
i've done all that u said cept for the zzg in aircon room. The thing is..my rooms arent v well ventilated if i do switch off the aircon, it will get kinda warm..

but the good news is that his temp has jus started to peter down..so at least the fever has broken *hopefully*
inventive_manic
Dec. 16th, 2003 09:47 am (UTC)
och! I'll refrain from giving you any advice cos i was the baby most of the time, i don't rem which times i sweat it out or cooled it out.. :D

but i'll send you some *GOOD VIBES* and *healthy fresh air with bits of snowflakes* so Aidan and you feel better!!
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 08:12 pm (UTC)
thanks~~ Aidan's fever just broke so I'm positively sure ur good vibes helped!! :)))
cottontimer
Dec. 16th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC)
Hiya, just got back to Japan and saw that Aidan's not feeling well. Guess we're all taking turns caring for our little sick kiddies. Take good care both of you!

BTW, I think it's good to dress the kids comfortably per usual - not too little or too much. Too little might cause shivering and too much overheating....
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 08:13 pm (UTC)
i think it's the time of the year where all the babies seem to be fallin ill..i guess we just have to take care of our babes as much as we can. Hope all the kids will recover by the festive period.
debralim
Dec. 16th, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
For charlene, her temperature normally goes down much faster if she sweat it out. We'll dress her as usual but get her to play some games so that she will perspire.

hope aidan will get well soon.
angeliatay
Dec. 16th, 2003 08:36 pm (UTC)
thanks deb..he is better now. hope he recovers fully by this sunday :)
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