Monday, April 26, 2010

Gratitude Log - Healthy Kids

It's Monday. It's BLERGH day.

I refuse to be bitchy today. Instead, I choose to be grateful. If there is one thing that I am grateful for today, I am grateful for the health of my three children - Khadra, Khaleeq and Khaleeda. Even more so for Khaleeda as I was reminded of her fever episode in Pantai Medical Centre early this month.
Khaleeda had a bout of fever and coughs and runny nose - the whole works. The fever was controllable, but there were a few things that concerned me.
1) She did not take her meds well. We had to force it into her , so every medication time was hell time.
2) She did not have a very good appetite, not really eating and was getting kinda dehydrated.
3) She was lethargic, not her usual jumpy self.

So, I made the executive decision to get her referred and ward her. She was to be poked with the IV needle to administer some much needed liquid into her body. It was not a pretty sight , obviously because Khaleeda is a true Srikandi. She was kicking and wailing her arms around. Ibu mana yang tahan tengok anak dia meronta-ronta macam tu? Of course, it kills me inside, but it had to be done. We wrapped her around a blanket and the doctor poked - nasib baik once je dah enough. The next three days, we were warded. And the drama ensued - each and every time it was medication time. She was so traumatized and afraid of the nurses and doctor, that every single person who was wearing blue would make her cringe and hop onto Ibu. Yes, even the Amahs and makcik sapu included. Kesian Khaleeda. So, YES. I am grateful for their health and I am grateful for the benefits that comes with this job that I have. Her medicals are all paid for, Syukur Alhamdulillah..

Have a good Monday, y'all!

-dillz blogging out-


Along said...

Urghh...paling x suka time anak2 sakit. Sian Khaleeda. Hopes she's better.


aku pun tumpang bersyukur for you...

hang in there, babe! knowing you, you'll just wade it through no matter what.

get well soon khaleeda. and no, not all the people in blues are out to get you :)


kucingorengemok said...

ingatkan khadra je yang drama tengok ubat... hmm, i wonder mana dia orang dapat gene drama-queen ni? ;)

dillazag said...

yes, dear. Alhamdulillah she's fine now. Ibu dia yang sakit2. :(

memang meruntun jiwa kalau budak2 ni sakit. especially with my drama queens - pasti tangan penuh dan otak ligat berfikir nak counter their dramas.
Guess you just have to do what you have got to do, no?

ye- seme anak2 pompuan saya adlah Drama Queen. Ikut bapak dia kot. (Walaupun Ibu dia pernah dapat award Pelakon Pembantu Wanita terbaik kat inter block english drama competition masa kat sekolah menengah dulu. Woot!)

kyakash said...

So true babe.

The whole family is down with viral fever now :-( but I say its perfect timing for me coz tommorrow ada Exco meeting... wohoo!

dillazag said...

I think it's time to update the nick. :)
Thing is, kids are OK now. Ibu pulak down. :(

kyakash said...

yes, the moms will take the last hit.

Rest well!

dillazag said...

thanks dear. nasib baik dah ok. Now I just have to manage my asthma je. :)