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A forgettable week that was

Oh, what a week this has been! Anxious moments and illness had gripped the household. R had been fighting a nagging cold for a very long time now and the past few weeks saw him dealing with some nasty cough on and off. Just as he was recovering from all of it, he suddenly ran a high temperature last weekend. The paracetamols were only bringing the fever down by a couple of degrees and the fever would shoot up just as the effect of the medicine began to wear off.  And, on Monday morning, we had to rush R to the emergency ward of a hospital following a bout of shivering.

He was kept under observation, given a few other dosages of rectum suppository and a lot of sponging. The thermometer finally signalled normal after a intravenous dose of antibiotic. We were sent home late in the afternoon, by when the husband and I looked like patients ourselves. Imagine, we were in the hospital since morning without a bath, breakfast or even proper lunch!

And, then began a series of blood tests and many more visits to the hospital during the week as R had be injected the antibiotic until the reports came out. He had developed a lower respiratory chest infection and was advised a course of oral antibiotics. Somehow, this seemed like a mild let off in comparison to the anxious thoughts of Malaria and Dengue that were plaguing my mind until the test results came out.

Did the valentine's Day just went by? Well, in all this chaos, I hardly took note, until of course, a lady staff in the hospital extended a red rose and wishes to mark the occasion! Well, what a place to be reminded and how! I remarked a tad caustically to the husband in the car later about the irony of the situation. The hubby of course couldn't have cared less. But, looks like I'm growing older (and perhaps wiser?) too since these things now do not matter much in my head too.

The week was ending on a better note than it began on, but I said my prayers too soon since the husband fell sick over the weekend and I had to cater to two little ones in the house. Who's the other little one, you ask? The husband of course! Of course everyone likes to be pampered when they get sick, so I can't be too harsh, can I? Only, just wonder if I even have the luxury to fall sick and get pampered.

ETA: We are all OK now :-)

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  1. Hope you all are better now..big big hugs da!

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    1. We are all Ok, now, Rm..thanks a lot! big hugs to you too :-)

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  2. Its always scary when the kiddos fall ill...poor R. I can imagine how u must've been scared with thoughts of dengue and so on. Hope he's much better now, and husband too. I suppose he is off from school for some days??

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    1. You bet, Aparna..those were some anxious moments..now we are all ok..R resumed school from Friday itself.It made no sense to keep him home since there was no fever and also, he was getting impatient and restless at home, not to mention my frayed nerves ;-)

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  3. I can imagine it must've been a trying time for you'll, Uma. Everything is out of sorts when kids are ill. Pl. do take some good rest yourself, care-givers need it too:)

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    1. Oh, yes, I can do with some good rest, myself, Vibha..thanks! :-)

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  4. What a scare. Now that he's back at school, take a few naps and some me-time to recover from the scare. And although I suppose you are doing it already, pls double check water, wash veggies thoroughly and perhaps you can refrain from giving him any raw veggies for some time.

    Take care. Hugs.
    Meera

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    1. Thanks Meera for the pointers-am doing a lot of that, including some me time too! :-)))

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  5. Glad to know you are all better :) :)

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  6. Glad that it is over and you are past all that now. Have some well-deserved rest darling. Take Care!!!

    Until later,
    Keirthana :)

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    1. I'm glad too that it's over..thanks, Keirthana :-)

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  7. Aww I hope everything is back to normal and you are up and running! I hate such weekends ! I am having such a marathon month and it shows no signs of relenting yet.. I so can relate to you right now!

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    1. oh, I am sorry that you are still going through a turbulent phase, Sirisha :-(
      Thanks and I hope things start to look up for you very soon!

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  8. OMG, little ones and hospitals are a very very bad combination...Good to know all of you are ok now. Take care..

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    1. yep, hospitals are a scary place..but yes, thankfully we are out of it now, ZM. thanks! :-)

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  9. Glad all is well now... here's to it staying that way!

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  10. I can relate to that. :( but good to know you all have bounced back! such weeks can really take a toll on you! hang in there :)

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  11. ETA: We are all OK now :-) ... Stay like this..:)

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  12. hope your husband gives you loads of pamper time without falling sick !
    Keep smiling :)

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    1. aah, that's such a nice thought, Leo..thanks :-)

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  13. Fevers and unknown illnesses are so scary! Especially when you hear of all the possible illnesses lurking around... Glad that all is well.

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  14. So glad that all is back to normal now, I was really feeling bad when I bothered you on the phone at this time :(. And I too joke to the hubby when he is sick and behaving like a kid, about when I'll have the luxury :).

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  15. Glad you are all doing better now.

    I call my dear husband my kiddo as well, so i am right there with two little ones.

    And no, we can not be sick....just can't afford.

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