Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fever on 8 months old baby


Hariz has been down with fever since Monday. This will be the longest fever he had since he was born. It was so heart wrenching to see him ill and not as playful like he used to be when we was healthy.

It started on last Sunday evening when suddenly, I felt hot on his cheeks and I knew that it's fever. I tried to breastfeed him and put dabbed him with wet towel but the temperature didn't seem to subside. So we gave him paracetamol as prescribed by the doctor. Luckily Hariz is not so hard to give a medicine to. He will just, take it like eating a candy. Few hours later, he started to sweat and get better.

I was contemplated to go to work on Monday but he seems fine and didn't show signs that fever will arise again.

Called the nursery from work at around 3.30pm but he seems okay. So I was a bit relief.

But when I reached him after work, he was down with fever. His body was hot and his lips are all red.He seems unhappy and showed no expressions. I got home and quickly breastfeed him and dabbed him with wet towel again. Temperature showed 39.1 Deg! gave him the medicine again and within minutes, he gets better again.


I took a day off the next day because I know he is still not 100% well eventhough he was climbing here and there.

On Wednesday, I had to go to work and Hariz was okay but not completely well. For the 1st time, Hariz cried when I sent him to the nursery. It was heart breaking and I cried on my way to work. Sedih tau. :(

{healthy Hariz. Maybe it's football fever yah?}

I took another day off today. If he shows no signs of fever today, he should be okay tomorrow and I need to go to work tomorrow.

The first time Hariz was given medications back when he was 3 months old, we have been struggling with the syringe because of the narrow end and afraid it may hurt his gums. So I went to Toys R' Us and found this 3 piece medication kit from Safety 1st. It's just like any other syringe but with removable caps/spout which really gentle on his gum. and I think he kinda like the spout because he kept sucking it eventhough the syrup is gone. Maybe mommies out there who's been having trouble giving medications to their babies could try this?

I think this is the new version of the kit from Safety 1st but the all meant for the same reason.

14 comments:

*Idina* said...

Get well soon Hariz Sweetheart~ muahks!!

mar!ahaf!z said...

speedy recovery hariz..

my daughter baru je baik demam.. she turned 8 mos last sunday and it was her 1st time down with a fever. but at least, she's ok with medicine except antibiotic (will cry when she tastes it).
her bro never takes any medicine (this guy will puke whenever i tried to give him)

Papakeechee said...

if only you had wrote this entry almost 2 years ago then I would not be battling my son to gulp down him medicine ... =) ... Btw hope Hariz gets well soon ... ^_^

::Ida:: said...

idina : thank you dear! :)

mariahafiz : thanks yang.

1st time? woo.. hariz countless! tak igt bape kali.. tapi sebelum ni mild je.. tak makan ubat pon baik sendiri..org kata nk pandai berjalan la.. nak tumbuh gigi la.. tak tau la..
alhamdulillah he's so much better today :) i think that pink syrup tu sedap kot noh? :P

Papakeechee said...
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::Ida:: said...

papakeechee : hahaha... i read in ur blog! ur son pon having trouble makan ubat eh? hehehe..

nway thanks dear!! :)

~suNshiNe~ said...

baby memang susah makan ubat..
kalau dah suap masuk mulut tu...
macam2 mimik muka keluar...

:: LadyVerde + Mr.Doc :: said...

i encountered this safety 1st brand mase pg LA dulue...my fren was asking me to get for her something from the brand...

mase tue impressive giler ok tgk variety of stuff available from safety 1st!

mmg complete cover untuk all application for baby!
kalau i ade baby pon sure byk i rembat...tp my fren kate susah nak dapat safety 1st kat mesia...but i think by now dah sure byk kan :)

::Ida:: said...

sunshine : haah kan.. hehe.. biasa la tu budak2. pastu cepat2 bagi air masak :P

verde : really? what year was that? im not sure when this brand started in msia but it surely been here since hariz was born! :P

ZAFIRAH HANIS said...

kesiannya baby hariz.. insyallah, budak2 are stronger than we ever thought tau.. :)

*Idina* said...

ida, jangan kata hariz, I yg tua ni pon susah giler nk makan ubat!hehe~

Yucky~ takmo2!!haha!

::Ida:: said...

zafirah : insyallah :)

idina : hahaha.. ada keee.. :P

ella said...

ala siannye hariz.. get well soon dear!

::Ida:: said...

thank you aunty ella :) hariz is now sudah baik from demam since yesterday :D weeee.. no more worriesss