Hfmd – Coxsackie A6

The title might sound scary.
Well, I am in the middle of the situation now.
Amani had HFMD again. Yeah… this is the second time she got the disease. The last time was last year. When my life turned upside down, because of this. I almost quit my job… Scary mama. huhu.

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Luckily, for this time it was not as bad as last year. Perhaps we had experienced on how to handle it and the doctor said because Amani was older now. On Saturday, she became too clingy and I could feel the hot temperatures on her palms and soles. She told me she felt pain on her sole. So I checked on her sole and found that there was a small red dote on it. And then I checked on her palms… more red dotes but not so obvious. If you didn’t pay more attention, it could be mistaken like a normal rash. Lastly, I checked on inside her mouth. Just great…. there were red dotes. That’s the answer… My instinct told me it is HFMD.

So we rushed to the clinic. Her temperature hits 38 degrees. Very high. The paedritician made a checked up on her like I did. First on her soles, palms and lastly her mouth. Confirmed! She was infected by virus Coxsackie A6, which means she had HFMD. (I knew it… sigh..)

Given a letter to be quarantine for 10 days… I feel like a dejavu. hmm…

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Alhamdulillah it is Day 4 now… she is recovering. The red dotes getting dissapears and they didn’t formed into blisters. There are no more red dotes inside her mouth, and as the paed. told me it’s a good sign because they didn’t formed into ulcers.

I also followed on advices from some experienced mom… one of them Kak Pidah. She told me to give her Vanilla ice-cream and Yakult. That’s what I did. It works! Thank you for your advice Kak!

Now, Amani is treated like a princess. She gets to eat whatever she wants. Like… “pink doughnut”… that was her request that day. huhu…

Get well soon my dear…

My advice to parents out there, please.. if your children had fever… please please please monitor them. Check on their palm, sole and mouth.. once you confirm they are free from the symptoms… then you can send them to the nursery, school or meet with other children. I know some parent dis not alert with this…

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Maulidur Rasul

Salam Maulidur Rasul to my Muslim friends.

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Alhamdulillah, now that Amani had memorised Alif Ba Ta until Ya. She also had memorised the counting from 1 to 10 and ABC to Z. My target now is to teach her to recognise the words. I’ve ordered some flash cards and planning to teach her once a day after this. Insya Allah, when she hits 3 years old… she manage to recognise the word instead of memorising it.

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On the weekend, her temperature hits 38 degrees celcius!  The problem is she hates taking medicine. Unless, her Abah doing the ‘challenge’ then she’ll take it happily. Abah was on outstation for a week. She refused to take medicine from me. So I just put it into her milk.

That night she didn’t finished her milk. That’s why she was actually had been under dosed from the ibuprofen. And the temperature hits higher. So there goes my weekend. Keep monitoring her temperature by giving the medicine on time and shower her to maintain the temperature. Alhamdulillah, she’s recovering now.

Last night, Abah has returned. That’s her ‘effective medicine’. 😛

Ramadhan Test

What a hectic weekend.

Last Friday found out that Amani woke up coughing and she throws up so many mucus.

She cried and muntah-muntah non-stop until she couldn’t close her mouth.

So I brought her to Normah Medical Centre to meet the paed there.

The doctor told me there was a big mucus hanging at the back of her throat, which caused her hard to breathe. A bit mystery he told me, he suspected that somebody had given her a cough medicine. But I think, the mucus were all there long since she was born.

After that she was sent to the treatment room for neb.

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Seems a bit better after the neb. The paed told me whenever she have a flu or fever just bring her to meet him again because he wanted to diagnose what caused her sickness. It might be a symptom of asthma or she might inherits me (skin allergy). Poor my baby…

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Those medicines were given to her. So far the mucus seems to be gone. She was back to be an active girl that day.

On Sunday, the fever hit her. I just gave her Ibuprofen to reduce the temperature but the fever seems never slowed down.

Yesterday the temperature hits very high. Brought her to see the paed again, and we were shocked the temperature hits 40 Degrees. It’s a maximum level!

They had to insert voltaren into her rectum to slow down the temperature.

So I had to monitor her yesterday, and keep feeding her medicine on time.

Hopefully my daughter is getting well… Please don’t make mama worry dear….

I had skipped going to work for two days, DearDear was travelling outside Kuching…

It’s really a Ramadhan test for me….