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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our Little Girl is Sick

Jesse has been having running nose for about a month. Because her conditions was not very serious, we only fed her flu medicine (liquid actifed) without consulting doctor.

Last week, she has bad running nose and phlegm in her throat. I brought her to the clinic and the doctor prescribed her with antibiotics since she has been having running nose for 3 weeks. Actually I was abit confused on the antibiotics prescription. The nurse asked me to give her 5ml 3 times a day, as stated in the bottle. Besides the 5ml, it was also stated 1 teaspoon. 5ml is equavalent to 1 table spoon (not teaspoon). It was also stated that the antibiotics is for 1 week.

The antibiotics finished within 10 feeds. It was either we have overfed her with antibiotics everyday or she hasn't provided us with enough antibiotics. Since her condition was better after 2nd day, I did not really bother much about her not taking antibiotics after the 3rd day.

I regret that I did not call the doctor for more clarification. I should have acted on it when I do not understand there were descrepencies in the presciptions. Jesse's virus was not fully "killed", infact it came back and became worst.

Besides having fever, Jesse had bad red throat. Yesterday night she was crying and wailing the whole night. Daddy did not sleep until close to 4am and mummy was awake at 4am looking after Jesse. Her tempreature did not shoot up midnight. It remains at 37.3 till the next morning, before we decided to give her panadol.

Our poor little girl is now down with fever and red throat.

10 comments:

Irene said...

Hope she feels better soon. Give her lots of hugs and kisses. :D

chanelwong said...

Get well soon.....rest rest...

Daddy said...

OH dear. It is so stressful when our babies are sick. Maybe you might need to bring her back to her doctor again. Anyway, do take care ya...

aBBy said...

You must finish the antibiotic! the doctor always said its like a course thing you MUST MUST MUST finished it!

Mummy to QiQi said...

my children too, getting sick one by one, the recover liao getting sick again. oh yes, antibiotic has to be finished otherwise the sickness will come back. however even antibiotic does not help, although I finish feeding my boy :( hope yur girl gets well soon.

renet13 said...

take care. Hugs to her!

alicia said...

irene, i sure will hug n kiss her more

channel, tks

daddy, ya i tot of bringing her back to the same dr but we din

abby, OF COZ she finishes her antibiotic but we suspect the dr did not give enuff since its stated there a week but she finishes within 3days

chinnee, ya lo dats wat it happen so now she has to take 2nd dose of antibiotics

slavemom said...

Aiyo... the bug's in the air. So many kids sick ya. Speedy recovery to Jesse! Hope she's still active as ever and her appetite's not affected.
Btw, 5ml = 1 tsp. 15ml = 1 tbsp.

Serene said...

Poor thing Jesse,.. get well soon! *hugs*

MeRy said...

Hope Jesse will recover soon!!

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