Khadra was still charting 38.5C to 39.9C after three days of fever. She was already on an antibiotic course since Sunday afternoon and was confirmed to have an enlarged tonsil. Sangat besar, I could see it protruding from the sides even without her sticking her tongue out. She was also not eating well, in fact we hardly got her to eat anything since Friday, so that was a concern. The last straw was her vomitting (yet again) with traces of blood in it. So we took her to the Emergency Department of Pantai Medical Centre at about midnight.
Since her tonsil was so enlarged coupled with the reasons above, the attending doctor advised us to admit her for an intra-venous antibiotics. He had to draw some blood for denggue testing anyways and he assured us she'll feel better quicker after a day or two in the hospital. And the drama? Forget about it.. As soon as she heard she was gonna be poked, she wailed and wailed and wailed when the needle was nowhere near her yet. They had to bundle her up in a blanket so that she did not move and I was by her side, asking her to focus on me instead. Khaleeq was also offering advice ; "Er.. Khadra, I get sick too.. "After a while, she calmed down and let the good doctor poke her hand. When I told her that we were staying in that night, her first response was, "But they don't have kids' channel here.." As soon as I assured her that they had Disney Channel in the room, she looked calmer.
So, here I am now with my Khadra..
We got a single room in the peadiatric ward, where the kid got a bed and the parent sleeping over also got a bed. (Cool huh?) There's also wireless connection in the wards. I went back to get all the stuff we needed for a sleepover and send Khaleeq back home. Brought her favourite (Sleepy) Doodle Bear (it is actually Kira's, but she loves it so!), Khaleeq kirim her his Bumblebee to take care of his sister while he's not around (so sweet) and bajus, toilettries for me and her. By the time I got back, it was already 2:30am. Hubster was flat on the other bed (Kesian dia, this is the ending to his Father's Day this year).
Anyways, upon admission, Khadra was still charting 39.9C and a suppository inserted up her a$$. At about 4am, her fever has gone down somewhat and she was just given the oral suspension. Early morning, Dr Azam came in to check up on her. He recommended the nebulizer for the shortness of breath and said that we may have to think about removing her tonsils for good. (Not immediately, lah..) She took one egg sandwich and a few sips of Milo for brekkie - good progress. She's looking much better, and the fever has noticably subsided. She's enjoying her Disney channel (it is on 24x7) and the only drama we had was during the nebulizer stuff. Things are looking up, I really do hope she has a speedy recovery.
-dillz blogging out-