Thursday, January 28, 2010


It’s only Thursday and I am already exhausted. Why do problems come in a bundle? Before you could settle one problem, another problem comes pokes me in the eye wanting attention. WTH?

The energetic Ekiel was all weak and very the manja when he started having fever Saturday. By Tuesday morning, his fever subsided so I made him go to school. I noticed spots on his hand but my mom think it was just one of his bruises. By afternoon, I got a called from my worried mom saying the spots multiplied and she suspected it is the HFMD.

How does one react to that statement? The only thing I know about HFMD is that it is contagious but hearing my mom’s anxious voice, I got really nervous and I immediately rushed home to bring him to the hospital.

As we enter the hospital, a nurse stopped us at the entrance to get body temperatures. She used the ear thermometer thingy and told me, Ekiel has a fever. *rolls eyes* Like duh, we would not be in the hospital if none of us were sick kan?

We were sent to the children’s ward and a young lady doctor attended to us. She checked Ekiel’s temperature, heartbeat, mouth and suddenly, she started smiling and stuttering. I got confused when she pointed to a poster pinned on the wall. It was the HFMD poster. Apparently, Ekiel is her first HFMD case.

She assured me that the disease is common especially for children under 5. There is no specific medication and all I can do it make sure his fever is under controlled. Plus makes sure he drinks a lot of water! She prescribed Paracetamol, Bonjela and salt water (for diarrhea). She said Ekiel must be quarantined for a week and Ekiel did his happy dance when he found out he gets to skip school.

He no longer has fever and his appetite improved. The spots still multiply but he never complained of any pain. Not even about the big ulcers in his mouth. However, he is extra manja like a cat and clings to me like a baby orang utan. He is definitely taking advantage on his situation kan?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

better decision

I am horrified to read children abandoning their [sick] parents by the roadside because they think their parents are making their life difficult. WTH?

My relationships with my parents are not the greatest but never, not even in my frustrated state, have I ever imagine abandoning them like that. Yes, I am not exactly the best daughter in the world. I admit there are times when I imagined moving out of the house or even migrate to another country. Once I planned to move to another planet. *whistles*

Whatever the excuse it, there has got to be a better way.

It is always about making the better, if not the right decision. Leaving their parents at a welfare centre would be a better decision but taking care of them responsibly would be a right one. Being honest to your partner about that someone else is a better decision though staying faithful would be a right one.

It is never easy to do the right thing.

I sometimes worry about hurting other people, I rather avoid the issue altogether though I know I must face it sooner or later. I keep my fingers crossed hoping they would “get it” and everything would just okay.

Yes, I know it sucks. I was a “they” before too.

Anyway, I am counting the days for my next trip. *woohoo* A very much needed break away from the headache/heartaches. I’ve already identify the places I want to go and I’ll just assume my travelling buddies wants to go there too. *LOL* I just wish a big bag of cash would drop from the sky so I can par-tay and not worry about the little details like money. *grins*

Have a great weekend people.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

a short one

Ekiel is still being DIFFICULT about going to school. Every day is a challenge to wake him up, get him prepared and the leave him in his class. I asked him many times why he dislikes he school, all he answered, “School is hard” and “I miss my home”. *sighs*

And honestly, all that mornings amongst other things are wearing me down. If only you could see my Lala Land, you’d be worry too.

Macam ada Ultraman and raksasa bergaduh ni.

Let me introduce the new Lim families. Bezzel and Chuzzle. All they do is drive each other crazy, bite everything they see, leave their mess everywhere for Ekiel to step on. They’re stinky too despite the constant bath. *Ughh*

I don’t like pets, but I guess they’re okay larr.