Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Falling sick on Christmas Day

Poor EV had a bad bout of fever on Christmas Day which lasted three days. It started Christmas Day morning and by the afternoon, when we were at a relative’s house, we were putting cool towels on her forehead to cool her down. By evening, her fever rose to almost 40 degrees, and we rushed her to a doctor which was opened. The medicine he prescribed gave some relief that night, and for a while, we were able to relax a little.

The next morning, her temperature was lower, but went up to 40 degrees again in the evening. I alternated her new fever medicine with the one previously given by her usual doctor. In between dosages, we wiped her with cool water to curtail the fever. Eventually, I gave only the fever medicine that her usual doctor gave her, as she was reacting more positively to it. By 1am, her fever went down and we gave her another dosage. While her fever didn’t go up to 40 degrees again, we continued to monitor and give the fever medicine, and mopping her with cool water. By the late of the third day and into the fourth day, her temperature was stable. All I can say is, it was a really worrying and sleepless experience for me and hubby.  

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