Adli's temperature is now settling. He was still spiking on and off the first two days. His temperature shot up again to 38.8 degrees at 4.30am yesterday, even after almost 2 whole days of antibiotics.
I went through his charts-looking at his temperature pattern and ensuring that his antibiotic dosage is correct and being served ( with the nurse's permission of course!) The funny thing at this hospital is that they don't chart their patient's temperature in graph form. Hence, I had to put in additional effort to imagine his fever pattern yesterday.
A third antibiotic was started after he was seen by the paediatrian that morning. Since then, his highest temperature is only 37.5, which I take it as an improvement.
What about my own status?
I have started myself on antibiotics, and I am now feeling better. This is good as I can now directly breastfeed my baby. It was such a horrible feeling when I could only watch him cry in his cot, but I was unable to feed or cuddle him.
I hope that we will both recover from this illness soon..
1 month ago