Wednesday, August 12, 2009

On Night Shift Fever

I have been quite busy lately trying to close some new sales and have not been updating my post for almost a week. The year end is approaching and I have some catching up to do! Anyway it is also a good time to take a look again at the stock market! I received a call in the late afternoon that my little toddler (20 months old) was having high fever due to teething and I rushed him to see a doctor immediately. Luckily I was around my housing area after meeting up with a customer before that. My ear type thermometer showed the temperature as 38.80 Deg C but when the doctor checked his temperature using a digital thermometer, it showed 39.7 Deg C. Immediately, the doctor told the nurse to give him a sponge bath and the they inserted a rectal fever medicine to reduce the body temperature. Anyway, I was told to take his temperature from time to time and monitor his progress at night. So, now I am doing my night shift and typing this post at 4 am in the morning but did not manage to finish it because I was real tired that time............continue.....! I tried to give him some Chinese medicine, leng ngeong (deer antlers) drink that is quite effective to lower down body temperature but he refused to drink it. I have to add some of the concoction in his milk. Genuine leng ngeong will have a very strong aromatic smell and the price is around RM15 for one serving. The original ones are made from deer antlers but imitation ones are made from mountain goat horns! Well, my kids have been taking leng ngeong whenever they have fever and I have been using them for years. Gotta go! Have to check his temperature again and sponge bath him. Then I will need to take a short nap before tonight baby sitting night shift again!

6 comments:

Mei Teng said...

Hope your little toddler gets well soon.

suituapui said...

How is he now? I hope he's fine now. Well, that's one thing about being a parent. Once a kid falls sick, the parent gets worried sick! You take care too, Pete...and the others in the family!

Pete said...

Mei Teng : Thks Mei Teng, he is doing quite ok today.

STP : Thks STP, he is better today. Last night dozed off and forgot to check his Temp, luckily my wife woke up!

PoisonKagero said...

We hope he'll get well soon!!! And you take care too =)

Ayie said...

is he better now? I hope all is well...

Pete said...

Poison : He is ok already, as active as ever.

Ayie : He was ok after two days.....luckily

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