Last Friday, my daughter’s kindergarten teacher called and told me that she had fever (hovering between 37 and 38 degrees Celsius). I said not again? What can I do other than quickly rushed to the kindergarten.
But when I used my palm to feel my daughter’s forehead, it’s not as bad as the teacher described. And it was a relief to me.
The story did not end here.
The following day, even though my daughter’s fever had subsided, she started to have cough. And my son didn’t want to miss out. He had fever too.
Confused? Let me recap. On Saturday, my daughter had cough and my son had fever.
On Sunday, both of them, besides what they had, had running nose.
The result? At night, my wife and I had to wake up whenever one of them woke up. The reasons could be either blocked nose or cough continuously (this might lead to vomiting in the case of my daughter).
Imagine cleaning up the bed when what you need most is SLEEP!
For my son, he can recover quite fast from illness. His fever gone after one day but the running nose stayed.
Fearing of ear infection (somebody told me if your child scratches his ears often, it might due to ear infection. But later, my pediatrician said it’s untrue), I brought him to see a pediatrician just in case. Fortunately, he’s cleared of ear infection.
Now both of them are feeling better and they could sleep well last night, giving back their parents the opportunity to get the much-needed sleep which they were deprived of since weekend.
It’s no joke when you have two kids who are ill at home. Both of them strive for attention and care. However, this is more apparent in my daughter (Is it due to gender difference?). As for my son, life still goes on and he still keeps exploring the surrounding like he’s a healthy boy.
Let’s pray that both of them will recover fast enough before the night dawns so that their parents can have a good zzzZZZZ.