It’s Bacterial Throat Infection Afterall….

@ 15 months 2 weeks

So glad we brought Ryan to the paed yesterday. It turns out his fever has no connection with his flu vaccine. He’s actually down with a bacterial throat infection. Was prescribed Augmentin (antibiotics) and suppositories for fever and pain.

Saturday, 28 Jul
11.00pm – Thermoscan reading showed 38.8C again. Inserted suppository. Ryan rolled and whined all night.. Neither hubs nor me had any good sleep.

Sunday, 29 Jul
3.00am – Wailed for no apparent reason. Ryan’s reading remained consistentlyt at 38.5C. Inserted another suppository.
9.00am – Ryan woke up and started behaving oddly. He was cranky and cannot let mommy out of sight.
11.00am – Brought Ryan to the paed. Diagnosed throat infection and was prescribed medication.
1.00pm – Force fed Augmentin (4ml). Poor baby wailed his lungs out.
2.45pm – Woke up after 1 hour nap.
4.30pm – We laid on bed watching Baby Bright after sponging Ryan. I felt his hands and feet were very cold and poor boy shivered. I quickly turned off the aircon and hugged him for warmth.
5.00pm
– Ryan’s temp peaked at 39.8C. I almost went berserk. Quickly inserted the Venon suppository. Quickly sponged Ryan with wet towel.
6.30pm – The medicine kicked in. He was able to play a bit.
9.00pm – Tucked Ryan in after another round of sponging and suppository.
11.30pm – Nightmare began. Ryan wailed for no reason. After a while of soothing he dozes off.
12.30am – Wailed again. This time no soothing could bring him back to sleep. He decided he wants to be awake.
1.30am – Still awake
2.30am – Still awake
3.30am – Dozed off
4.30am – Wailed again
5.30am – Wailed again
7.15am – Woke up

We literally did not get any sleep last night but thankfully Ryan’s temp remained below 38C. That is the most important. I really don’t mind not sleeping at all. I just want to see Ryan back to his normal self.

Today, 30 Jul
Sent Ryan to nanny this morning. When I told nanny of Ryan’s ordeal, she said this to me:

Nanny: Poor boy. ‘Keh Lian’. He got infected by ‘fei mui’. Fei mui (chubby baby girl) is the other baby cared by nanny.
Me: (Kek sei. Arrgghh… !!!!)

Pic taken last night.

Ryan running a fever

@ 15 months 1 week 4 days

The last time Ryan fell sick was in April, that was like 3 months ago a week after his MMR vaccine. In between I dare vouch he has been 100% fit (at least much healthier than Daddy for sure). I thank his clean bill of health to his healthy daily intake of yogurt and fish oil. This time round his fever came right after his anti-flu vaccine. The paed did mention the vaccine may/may not cause fever. Arrgghh… don’t I just love and hate all these vaccines!

I know fever is not always an enemy, rather a good sign indicating the body’s immune to fight the invaders. But call me kiasu, name me kiasi. It breaks my heart seeing the lil one sick. When Ryan’s temp peaked at 38.8C, I just had to administer the suppository (my first time :P). When I was ‘doing’ it, hubs asked “B ar.. you know how to do it?“. I kept silent. “Have you done it before or not?” I uttered no words. Arggh.. there I was, kancheong and was trying hard to focus, my hubs was at my side ‘ngam ngam cham cham’ asking me 1001 questions. I really don’t know what else hubs asked. In a blink of an eye, I shoved the suppository in. Phew~ So, if my hubby is reading this post now, here goes my answer “I think so” and “No“. I do not want to tell you earlier knowing you’ll sure ‘Ngi Ngi Ngor Ngor’ questioning if I was doing it right.

Ryan was his normal self all day – still into strenuous activities though he did throw occassional tantrums at Ikea this afternoon, an evident rosy cheeks (quite cute tho), and being extremely clingy to mommy (yay! oopss). His temp has subsided after the supp. Have to continue to monitor him tonight. If it’s really the effect of vaccine, the fever should not last more than 48 hours (according to the ‘What to Expect’ bible la..).

Get well soon baby……..

Anti Flu Vaccine

@15 months, 1 week, 2 days

We decided to opt for the anti flu vaccine so brought Ryan to the paed last night. Unlike last month Ryan behaved tremendously well this time. He longer make faces, neither was he afraid when the stethoscope landed on his tummy. He even exchanged acknowledgement with the paed by nodding his head when the latter asked “how are you Ryan”. So cute….

We laid him on the couch and when the needdle was injected, he cracked a short ‘Aaahhhh’ but was easily pacified. Phew~~~

Overall, Ryan’s weight still maintained at the 75 percentile but dropped a little from last month’s. He’s at 10.6kg, 83cm length, 48cm head circumference. Poor baby.

We Found Our Home

@ 15 months 6 days
We drove down to SG on Friday morning 5am. Yes.. it was 5am! Hubs and I had planned for an early journey so Ryan could sleep in the car. He was awake when we strapped him on his seat but after a long silence (still blur and half awaken I guess) he finally dozed off at about 5.30am and only woke up at 7.15am. By then we almost reached the second link. Hooray!!
It was still too early to check in to the hotel, so we visited our cousin instead who stays just around the corner. It was also Ryan’s first met wit his two cousins, Rene and Ryan (yeah.. another Ryan). Initially I was expecting Ryan to bond with lil Ryan as they are only 5 months apart but I was wrong. Ryan hit it straight away with Rene (3 years old) instead, maybe because they are both super energetic babies when it comes to play. One was busy digging out toys, one was busy exploring. They definitely made good partners in crime. :P
Anyways, while they played in my cousin’s place, hubs and I went to do some serious business – house hunting. MIL (yeah.. PILs tagged along this round) stayed back to keep an eye on Ryan. Ding Ding Dong Dong, by the time agent showed us the 5th unit we were already like walking zombies. Desperate for rest!!!

By the end of the day, we finally zoomed down to two units in EastCoast and TaoPayoh area respectively. Both commanded the same rental. For me, I like the unit in EC for the size of 1600sqft with 4 rooms (eyes blink blink) but I must agree with hubs, the place is very inconvenient for one have to rely on call-cab and shutte services to get around. Even if we get a car, it’s either hubs or me would have to bear the inconvenience cos for obvious reason we’ll only have one car. The unit in TP comes with smaller space but is surrounded with good amenities, MRT, bus services, cab services all within walking distant and it’s very near hubs’ work place too. So, the decision was made. Our tenancy agreement actually starts from 1st Aug – and we have to agree to that else the unit will be snapped by other willing tenant. That’s how hot the property in SG now. I read on the paper over the weekend, property in SG hits 10 year high. We’re definitely going there at the wrong timing. Likewise two years back we could get a bigger unit in downtown with the same amount of rent we’re paying today. Sucks man!
Well, deposit paid, one mission down. We drove back to KL this morning at 6am. Again, my angel Ryan slept for like 2 hours in the car and we reached home around 10am. Pretty fast as there were not many cars on the road at such early hours. Not sure when is our next trip down, probably 1st week of August to collect the keys to our new home and to get some new furnitures! Wish us luck……..

Ps: Sorry daddies & mommies out there, I may not have the time to drop my foot prints in your blog all the time, but I’ll still visit as usual…:D

During the car ride to Singapore… see how Ryan ‘kacau’-ed YehYeh

Pic taken on 21st Jul @ play area outside Crystal Jade, Paragon

The mommies; Ryan and Ryan

The daddies; Rene and Ryan

Tag: All the sei-sei-sei (4-4-4)

Sorry sorry.. must apologise before anything. I have 8 tag homeworks on my plate now. I have to start completing them else it’s gonna get piled up higher and higher. So here goes, starting with the 4-4-4 tag from Judy and Barbara.

Four jobs I have had in my life:Part time @ Pizza Hut after my SPM
Worked in one of the local banks
Marcom for a golf club in Mines
Marcom for an IT company

Four places I have lived:
Jalan Ipoh (my parents’ place)
Birmingham, UK (for 3 years during my Uni days)
Cheras (hub’s place)

Four Countries I have been to on vacation:
Hmm.. I’ll name four I have very fond memories of in Europe:
Italy
France
Chech Republic
Switzerland

Four of my favourite foods:
Hmm..hmm.. I have lots of favourites wor… expensive ones or affordable ones? :P
Maggie Goreng
Maggie Curry Soup
Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun
Lap Lap Chicken Rice (Melaka)

Four places I would rather be right now:
Just one I desperately need now— On bed in ZZzz-land (I desperately need more sleep)

Four friends to tag:
This so overdued. I think most have done already. So will keep the baton to myself. :D