@ 11 months 2 weeks 5 days
Ryan was strucked by the viral fever since Saturday. This time it is fever for real (not the mild raised of temp due to teething). We brought Ryan to the paed on Sunday morning when his fever did not subside after paracetamol (pinkish medicine). Paed performed a thorough check on Ryan and couldn’t find anything suspicious that alarmed the fever. So, he prescribed us Nurofen if his temp raised above 39C.
We got really restless. Of course Ryan’s refusal to take in the medicine added to our worries. We tried all methods (with milk, apple, plain water, poured it into his feeding bowl etc etc). At last we opted to force fed. Ryan wailed so loud and pitifully. My heart sank when I saw and hear his cries but I know this is the only option.
That night neither hubs nor I slept well. I think I woke up like almost every hour to check on Ryan. At 3.30am, I got a shock of my life when I found Ryan’s temp raised up to 39.1C. I quickly woke hubs and force fed Ryan with Nurofen using syringe. Another crying episode ensued.
After medication Ryan’s temp remained high; though below 39C (between 37.9C-38.5C). On Monday night we decided to check in the paed again. We force fed some Nurofen again before we went to see the paed. Paed prescribed anus suppository (both mild and strong) for Ryan after being told of Ryan’s refusal on the liquid medicine and we were told to go back if Ryan’s fever remains high after the suppository. A blood test will be next to foresee.