Now What??

24 months 3 weeks 2 days

Ryan was down with a fever again yesterday afternoon. Though mild (37.7C), that was sufficient enough for me to raise the alarm bell. I mean, how could he be sick again? On and off fever for the last 13 days is not normal. Last night I barely sleep so to monitor his temperature. Just before he slept I administered suppository to break his fever (38.4C) and also in hope for him to have a good night sleep. Luckily it worked. He was tossing about but temp remained under control (< 38C).  Not surprisingly I barely sleep considering I’m always a Mat Worried. I was so determined I must must must bring him go see a paed the first thing in the morning.

This morning Ryan woke up with no fever but I insisted to bring him to the paed at Paragon Medical, highly recommended by my cuz. To my much relief, after a thorough check he confirmed Ryan is down with a middle ear infection. Well, not that it is any good news but at least it’s nothing too serious. No wonder I’ve seen him scratching his ears quite a number of times. Poor baby. So many infections in the last 2 weeks, throat, flu, cough, teething, throat again then now ear infection. Sigh. Poor Ryan had been through so much in the last 2 weeks. He has never been sick for such a long period of time before. His appetite is average but milk intake is normal (phew) and of course still active as ever.

I wanted to find out more on multi vits, immune booster supplements for Ryan but looks like this doc strongly discourages young toddlers being dependant on it. We had a long chat as he was trying to find out more of our family medical background for better diagnosis. He suspect Ryan may have gotten Daddy’s bad genes (tonsilitis, near ashmatic history). He explained kids with underlined sensitive nose tends to get sick easier esp. throat infection/ear infection. Pitiful. 

Ryan’s on another course of Augmentin antibiotics. This time for 7 days. Paed consultation is very expensive in Singapore. We paid SGD$200 for this visit. I hope it’s well worth and Ryan will get better SOON. Have to go get another pack of Vitagen now. I wanna cry.


Pics taken after paed’s visit. Poor boy. Already so skinny, now skinnier. To cheer up the lil fella, he received a surprise gift from this korkor.
Thank you so much. The gift sure brought a little smile back on his face.


11 thoughts on “Now What??”

  1. Aww… poor boy… hope he gets better soon.

    Why medical fees in Sg is going rocket high ah? damn jia lat lar liddat.

    EM: Dont be surprise those driving sports car are actually the specialists..

  2. nothing wrong being super worried..only normal.
    Poor thing, suffer for so long. Hope that it works and he will get well soon. many many big hugs k!

    EM: Thanks :D

  3. aiyo…hope he get well soon. wah vy exp eh the medical there :|

    EM: Kinda expected it’s around that range. Specialists are very rich here…

  4. Hope Ryan get well soon.

    My Fearles also got sensitive nose and tonsils, that’s y he fall sick very often. But when i brought him for the jab last two weeks i had a talk with his paed, he said actually tonsils in most kids are quite common and so do sensitive nose. They will get better when they grown up.

    U take care and don’t worry too much lo. Wish u Happy mother’s day!!

    EM: Hopefully they will get immuned and body will be able to fight against it as they grow up…

  5. Des used to visit her paed every month when she was smaller but after she took cod liver oil, she was okay. Maybe u can try giving Ryan cod liver oil too.

    SGD$200 for a visit? Wow! Dat’s very mahal leh.

    EM: Ryan’s already on cod liver oil and multi vit gummy; yet can fall sick for so long period. Imagine if he hasnt. Sigh

  6. Pray that little Ryan will recover fully from his sickness. Poor little baby..

    EM: Thanks dear.

  7. Wow I pick up another tip from you!.Pulling/scratching ear. Poor Ryan. I read that it is very common for kids who is age 2-4 years old to get ear infection. You are a great mommy, being vigilant about it!

    EM: Yes.. it’s common and it’s more so if the child is suffering from cold at the same time.

  8. hope the little fella is much better now. hey, since the paed doesnt recommend any multi-vits and all, so what did he suggest? natural?

    EM: From the child’s regular diet.. give them more varieties of food/fruits

  9. Eh, why you wanna cry lar? Because of the fee or the vitagen?

    I got a shock when you said it’s $200 for a visit. Super duper expensive ler!

    Thanks for the info you gave. Now I know why Ethan is always sick (apart from getting it at the daycare lar). We knew he has a very sensitive nose from the very beginning but somehow the paed. never say that it will cause him to fall sick easily.

    I still remember bringing him to a doctor when he was 3-days old. He got a stuffy nose after being exposed to a hot-cold weather when we went home from the hospital.

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