Saturday, January 17, 2009

Nine Days of Nightmare

We just returned from a gruelling nine days at the hospital. Chubby kid was admitted for pneumonia. Doctors said that her chest infection was quite bad from the xrays taken. This is the first time ever that chubby kid falls so horribly sick. She has never been so sick before. She slept for seven days, only waking up to cry and went back to sleep. Her high fever came and went for five days. She was basically feverish and refused all food and water. They had to put her on IV drip and gave her oxygen through the nose spectacles and monitor her oxygen level and heart rate. It was such a nightmare to see no improvements in her day by day.


Finally, on the sixth day, her fever began to subside. It was a litle relief though she still seemed lethargic most of the time. She was still not eating and drinking. On the eighth day, she began to start eating a little. She was still cranky and fussy, not wanting anyone to touch her at all. By the evening of the eighth day, we finally were able to heave a sigh of relief. She seems to be improving and getting better by the second. On the ninth day, she was discharged. We were extremely relieved. I have not seen home for nine days and practically lived at the hospital.

Never have we experienced such extreme mental and physical torment. I hope she will be back to her healthy, chubby self soon.

9 comments:

Nana said...

we here at Kch feel relieved also now... Take good care of yourself too before you can take care of ur girl...

Will keep u in our prayer ;)

chuasteph said...

nana: thanks so much.

Moo Moo Cow said...

hey gal... how's ur li'l angel doing there now? i hope she will get up and run around actively soon...so that d smile would come back to ur face... = )

Melissa said...

hi steph.. that's definitely horrible lah.. but then luckily your girl is ok liao... pray that she gets back to her normal self soon..

chuasteph said...

moo: thanks moo. her condition now is still quite worrying. she's just not her normal self yet and i'm really worried of a second infection.

melissa: thanks. i'm still watching her closely. she's still quite weak and still coughing.

hamimah said...

Hi Steph...no wonder there is no update in your blog.. I thought u were having a second long holiday.. Take good care of chubby kid.. Mine was admitted last week also .. because of respiratory system infection..

Susie said...

good to hear that she is ok..can imagine what you experienced throughout the 9 days..hope she is getting well now..

chuasteph said...

mimah: thanks. have to take care of your boy properly too ok, especially when you guys come over.

susie: thanks. it's very comforting to have moral support from friends like you all. really appreciate it.

mamamia said...

Ur situation reminded me of my own experience looking after farah when she was hospitalized for a week at normah for meningitis. she was two at that time. It was one week of hell of seeing ur child in pain and u r unable to do anything for her except pray that she will be okay.
please take care of ur little one and ur self too. U cannot take care of her if u too r sick.