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Aidan caught the hand-foot-mouth disease again (!!!) and this time round, it was much worse than the previous. Can't believe that he could actually catch it again within such a short period of time (less than 3 months). Though his fever was milder (juts below 40 degrees) the other ailments were more serious.His rashes on his buttocks were quite scary looking..it covered his entire bottom and they looked like pimples with whiteheads...The ulcers in his mouth were huge - adult sized and he had a couple that were those 2-in-1 type where two ulcers combined to be a mega one. He had one each in both sides of his mouth so u can imagine how painful it is for him. Doc said that his throat was inflamed with lotsa sores and if it wasn't treated fast enough, they could also turn into ulcers.

Poor guy couldn't eat even though he badly wanted to. Each time we tried feeding him he would nibble a li' and then moan and cry till he didn't have any desire to eat anymore. He'll cup his face with his hands and give us such a forlorn expression..while looking at his food sadly..He couldn't even drink his milk properly and neither did he want his pacifier. And during the nights, he'll wake up every 20 minutes or so and cry..We could only assume that he was in pain..but there was nothing we could do to alleviate it. So we cuddled & pacified him as much as we could. I had hardly had any sleep during the weekends because I took turns with Nenita to sleep with him. He continued to have such sleepless nights for 3 nights in a row (including yesterday). So far, he's woken a few times already *sigh*

We ain't sure where he got the virus from but we suspect that it could be at the ECP Macs playground again. The last time he had it, we also visited that place just a week before. This time round, we had brought him there on the public holiday that just passed. His started showing the symptoms on Friday night.Apparently, 2 of his classmates in his playgroup also caught the HFMD virus but they only had fever on Sunday so he could have been the one who had passed it to them...Feeling a li' bad becuz of this too..

Hoping the li' bugger will recover soon and start eating well. He has lost a bit of weight coz he hasn't been eating much the past 4 days..I'd applied for leave to stay home to play with him and I think he's glad that I'm around :) Bought him more wooden fruits to play with..

Aidan started to drool even more because of his ulcers..and we realised that he doesn't seem to close his mouth much ..as a result, his drool will drip non-stop. So, a few days back, we started instructing him to purse his lips tightly..and he listened to us! Unfortunately, he merely closes his mouth but he refuses to swallow his saliva. So what he does is to keep the drool in his mouth till he couldn't hold them any longer and will simply open his mouth and all the saliva will flow out of his mouth..Really gross!! So now, we are trying our best to teach him to swallow at will..! Which is kinda hard.. I mean he knows how to swallow his food and all but he simply refuses to do so to his drool..i wonder why...

cheeky li' bugger...

closing his lips tightly..

U can actually see the saliva starting to spew out of his mouth here..
Just a few pics that was taken during the holiday break..
Picnic at Botanic Gardens :)

Family pic..

Feeding daddy..

At ECP...

Aidan enamoured by the bike bell..

He was kinda grouchy probably due to the heat..

Having his hair cut at Supercuts..
ze li' one's hair was getting long so we thought we'd better get it cut.
I should have requested to have his fringe kept longer tho..
He looks so tood now :P

Boy was stubborn..
simply refused to let us to wrap him with the towel..

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Nov. 23rd, 2004 09:58 am (UTC)
hope aidan will get well asap!

sigh.. u sound tired in this post? u too better take care and dont tire yourself out while looking after him too!
hmm as for his hair cut.. not that tood lah! still as cute!
Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
yeah..was quite tired..had just tended to Aidan who had woken up again and decided to write in my lj since i've neglected it for so long....

heh..quite tood lah :P..fringe so short hehe
(no subject) - todo_nuevo - Nov. 23rd, 2004 10:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 23rd, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
so grown up liao aidan :)

hope he gets well soon!
Nov. 23rd, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
thanks..give him a few more days ..im sure he would recover soon enuff..
Nov. 23rd, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
Oh nooo... Poor Aidan... Hope he gets well soon! Give him a huggie from me yah! *huggies*

Maybe Aidan thinks that the saliva cannot be swallowed? That it should be expelled? Maybe you can try showing him your saliva then you swallow in front of him? Hrmzzz...

Hrmzzz... I prefer his previous haircut! *hee*
Nov. 23rd, 2004 07:54 pm (UTC)
we tried showing him how to swallow saliva (in exaggerated ways i must add) but he still refuses..he'll close his mouth tightly and shake his head when we tell him to swallow..I think it's also probably coz of his throat that he hates swallowing stuff now..hope we'll have better luck when he gets well..

heh..his present do makes him look quite tood hor :P
(no subject) - meowmeowfelicia - Nov. 24th, 2004 07:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 23rd, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
I'm in love with Aidan's eyelashes! They're soooo pretty!

Hope Aidan gets well soon. He's so cute! But I prefer his previous hairdo. This one makes him seem like ermmm... a country bumpkin.
Nov. 23rd, 2004 07:55 pm (UTC)
heh..i like the first pic too coz it showcases his eyelashes..very long hor :D

hehe yeah, very country bumpkin like.but nevermd, hair can always grow..
(no subject) - unpretty_lady - Nov. 24th, 2004 01:27 am (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 23rd, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
Poor aidan… and his parents. I sure hope he recovers soon.

Hang in there, till then.
Nov. 24th, 2004 05:05 am (UTC)
Thanks..am okay..just tired i guess..Aidan should be recovering soon.
Nov. 23rd, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
Oh man not again....poor adian! Hope he has a speedy recovery.

And you too rest well.
Nov. 24th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
He should be well in a few days time..HFMD usually last for a week or so..
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
Oh no!! Poor Aidan.. hope he recovers soon. Vincent caught the virus a few months back, then me a few days after that. Maaan.... it was so painful with all those sores in my throat so it must be even more painful for these little fellas.

No med was given, but I think painkiller helps. Also, Vincent took cold drinks much better than warm/room temp. I think because the cold temp somewhat temporarily 'anesthesize' the painful feeling in the throat. Swallowing is torturous thus drinks are preferred than solid food. Vincent also drooled because of the pain to swallow. Try giving him cold, easy to swallow cold cereal? Maybe that'll help with his hunger.

Take care, you. I think I got it from Vincent somehow from his drooling.

Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah..it makes it hard swallowing with those sores in his throat plus his mouth ulcers make it tough for him to eat many stuff..

He has lotsa meds..and several application n spray to help alleviate his sore throat and ulcer..but even after applying them, he still seems to be in alot of pain..even though we tried mushing most of his food and letting it cool down, it still finds it hard to eat most of them. But he's been getting lotsa icecream tho :P (doc said to give it to him)

I've had sorethroat for the past few days too..just hoping it doesnt get worse...
Nov. 23rd, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC)
Just randomly surfed on by and had to tell you your son is gorgeous! I do hope he gets better soon though.
Nov. 23rd, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC)
thanks :) i think he's gorgeous too (very baar) :P..
Nov. 23rd, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
The rashes sure sound awful. Hope Aidan gets well real soon :)
Nov. 24th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
yeah..had a shock when i saw the rashes..thankfully it doesnt itch but it does look really bad.
Nov. 23rd, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
ok, please when i have a baby can we swap, cos i swear no baby is ever gonna be as cute as yours! lol

and hope aidan gets well soon!
Nov. 23rd, 2004 07:01 pm (UTC)
heh im sure when u have a baby of ur own, he/she will be really beautiful and u wouldnt wanna swap it for all the money in the world :)

and u know what..babies with mixed blood usually look really cute hehe
(no subject) - urbanpunk - Nov. 28th, 2004 03:01 am (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 23rd, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)

hope the poor boy gets well soon!!
Nov. 24th, 2004 05:12 am (UTC)
thanks..i think he's on the road to recovery already..he didnt wake up that many times during his nap this afternoon..and the ulcers are getting smaller now..
Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC)
again?? hope the little one gets well soon!! i can imagine how painful, even adults have difficult time eating and drinking (even swallowing) with all those painful sores and ulcers in the mouth and throat...have you consider changing playgroup?? seems like the place is not diligent enough in controlling these...my nephew also kena two times HFMD from the same c/c and my sis pulled him out right away...in the current one he and my niece do not have this problem *yet*...

you have a good rest and a good time at home playing with him :) of course he is happy that his mommy is staying home with him lah!!
Nov. 23rd, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
I dunno abt the playgroup..i mean, so far, they've been very proactive and responsible and Aidan enjoys himself there plus the teachers and principal are really caring and involving...

The thing here is..i cant really blame the school. The first time he got it, only he and my friend's daughter Chloe kenaed. And both of them were playing at the ECP Macs playground! The other kid who was with us didn't play with them there and she didn't catch the virus. This time round, he was the first one who caught it and passed it to 2 of his friends in the same playgroup..And u know aidan lah..mega drooler so he was probably a super infector.. The minute the school knew abt the HFMD cases, they emailed all the parents to inform them..

Still not sure what to do..Someone even said that it's a sign from God that I should be a Sahm :P
(no subject) - jinsiew - Nov. 23rd, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - angeliatay - Nov. 24th, 2004 10:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jinsiew - Nov. 24th, 2004 10:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
oh dear, he must be really miserable with all the ulcers and not able to eat. hope he'll recover soon.

He's such a big boy now. and I LUUUUURRRRVVVVEEEEE his eyelashes!!!!!!
Nov. 24th, 2004 05:07 am (UTC)
yeah..his eyelashes are rather long eh..and they do grow up so fast *sigh*
Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
I was just thinking of you yesterday, and lamenting to myself that I miss you and your posts. :D

Hope Aidan gets better soon. Poor guy!

And whoo-hoo daddy, with the Lasik eyes eh? How's that going?
Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)
heh i was with Laine and Linda yesterday and we were talking abt u too. Linda was saying that u wanted to dance!! And I was wondering how you are now..in ur preggy state :) Should have a get-together soon....

the daddy is very happy with his specs-free eyes..ze mummy very jealous *sigh*

Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC)
poor lil' aidan! do get well soon!
he still look good with his mouth full of drool! ;p
Nov. 24th, 2004 05:09 am (UTC)
hehe..wait till u see him spewing out all the drool..he certainly doesnt look good then :P
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