Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mikayla's First Fever

Susie our good friend and member of Canaan Church counted 8 months and 12 days. This is the first time Mikayla is getting sick. We were in Angela's car on our way to see Doc. Lim (not to be confused with our friend Doc. David Lim who is practicing in Johor Baru). All the "kai ma" are concerned and wants to be at the clinic, I think more busybody than concerned. She has a fever of 38.5 degrees Celsius and got her first dose of medicine - Paracetamol (a.k.a. Panadol, liquid form of course). Today is day two of Mikayla's fever watch. I'm home with her now. Normally she would be keeping my hands full. But...

Oh... she just O.M.M. (orh mm mm a.k.a. passed motion a.k.a. did her big business... get it yet?)... Time to clean up. Looks like she's still keeping my hands full...

Ok, done. Mikayla is all cleaned up. Yes, normally she would be making noise and I would not be able to take my eyes off her or she might roll off or crawl off the sofa that she spends most of her day on. But due to her fever she is weak and prefers to spend the day just lying still. She just went to sleep. Pray with Melanie and me, we know a fever is a small thing but being first time parents and this is her very first time falling sick, we're both naturally anxious.

God has kept Mikayla in good health so far. My parents told me that by this time my brothers and I would have been sick several times already. Doc. Lim shared the same sentiment. But Melanie has been breastfeeding her so far so it helped keep Mikayla healthy, however we now have no more choice and are transiting her to formula. Job well done to Melanie for keeping it up for over 8 months. Breast milk helps very much to keep babies healthy. Formulas have been said to be "heaty", so maybe this is why Mikayla is not well now.

Pray with us. I doubt anything major will happen, however I have some items on my schedule which I would have to let go if she does not get better. Melanie and I will also be able to sleep better at night. I believe now I can relate with and understand some of the parents out there.

6 comments:

Jordan Quah said...

Just make sure it's not a diarrhea. As long as it's not diarrhea, it should be fine. Give her lots of fluid (water/juice) to cool down. Anyway, I will keep her in my prayer and will ask others here to pray for her as well.

JoelWho said...

bravo melanie!

38.5 was not too bad! haha!

she came back stronger than before right?!

Lemuel Yee Ngan Foong said...

38.5 is a big deal for us! It's not just Mikayla's first time, it is also first time for us.

Anyway Mikayla is much better now. I think by the time she wakes up in the morning she should be almost back to 100%.

On the other hand, I had to carry her so much I am now suffering from a back ache. I am also up at this funky hour because I of sleep lost and took too long a nap... zzz...

JoelWho said...

yes, remember eunice and i both suffered back pain while we were in canaan? that was because of our yiyi loh!

Cassandra said...

haha.. eversince my handsome nephew had accompany her the whole afternoon.. sure she is better d..

b.t.w: my nephew keep saying wanna find mimi~~ we might be relative in-law in future.. hehehe

Lemuel Yee Ngan Foong said...

Mikayla so fast got admirers... Your family not rich enough la, tell your nephew to take a number and get in line.