Ayex has been sick for a week now. Ok let me correct that. She’s not sick 100% of the week. It’s on and off. We went to the hospital for the nth time and saw 4 different pediatricians. Whew!
Saturday: We went to Trinoma for a family weekend. When we got tired of looking around, we went to Chowking (as requested by MIL) to had a merienda. MIL ordered sweet and sour mixed rice, which she offered to Ayex. Then she throw up. She propbably didn’t like the taste or it’s hot or something. We went home, tired.
Sunday: We went to church in the morning. In the afternoon, we went to Cherry Foodarama to buy some groceries. Ayex must be hungry because she kept on giving me the pack of Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies. I opened it and started feeding her. After doing the grocery we went to Circle C because I need to look around. On our way home, Ayex throw up in the car. We didn’t fed her anymore with solids that night. The usual, she slept while breastfeeding. She only stopped when she coughed and she throw up again. I told Mon it’s probably that she’s too full or she’s not swallowing what’s in her mouth.
Monday: Ayex has fever. I immediately texted my boss to tell him I will not be reporting because I need to bring Ayex to the hospital. We went to Capitol Medical Center (CMC). Ayex was seen by Dra. Sy, a reliever of Dra. Fernando. She said it might be bacterial and that fever may be because she’s dehydrated. We were advised to give her paracetamol, motillium and ORS. If the fever persist, we’ll have her urinalysis and CBC (on the 3rd day only).
Tuesday: Ayex has no more fever. Mon said, just to be sure, let’s have her urinalysis. We went to Humana, a Medicard laboratory near Trinoma. We we’re there for hours because it’s hard to take Ayex’s urine using the wee bag. We finally succeeded. When the result was out, we had it interpretted by a resident pedia. She said all is normal. The pedia said it could be tonsilitis and advised us to give Ayex antibiotics. I told Mon not to buy the medicine yet since we will be back to Dra. Sy the next day.
Wednesday: No more fever. We went to CMC for a follow up check up. We told Dra. Sy that we haven’t bought the antibiotics. She said it’s ok and there’s no need for it since Ayex is already well. She also advised us to have Ayex’s flu vaccine. We ere also advised to change Ayex formula to Pediasure.
Thursday and Friday: Ayex is back to her normal self. She has mild cough that was easily cured by Oregano.
Saturday: We woke up in the middle of the night and found Ayex sleeping on the floor with Mon. We don’t know if she fell or what because she didn’t cry at all. In fact, she’s asleep. By 9am, I felt that she’s quite hot again. She was given a lukewarm bathe. We monitored her tempature until it reach 40 degrees celsius at 2pm. We rushed her to CMC’s emergency room. The pedia who saw her told us it might be her teeth. Ayex has two premolars peeking out from her upper gum, left and right, one each side. The doctor also said her lower gum is swollen, an indication that teeth may soon be appearing. We were advised to continue paracetamol and give Ayex xylogel.
Sunday: Ayex is perfectly fine. No fever, no cough.
Monday: It was a holiday here in Philippines. It is hot. I saw some rashes in Ayex’s face and arm but didn’t thought it could be something. I thought it must be the heat. Still no fever, no cough.
Tuesday: Mon and I are starting to get ready for work when I heard my FIL say “Wag na ilabas yang bata. Tigdas na yan.” I didn’t know what to feel. I called my boss and told him the situation. We went to the hospital again. For the nth time in a span of 1 week.