Two weeks ago, Khalisah had bronchilitis and it was probably the worst week of my life ever. She had runny nose, cough, breathlessness AND fever. Initially we had brought her to Baby Bear Clinic at Woodlands (I wouldnt recommend this clinic) but realised that she wasnt getting any better so we brought her to KKH eventually. Last week, her nose had recovered and her cough and breathlessness were alright already.
However we realised that after completing her antibiotics, she started experiencing diarrhoea. She started pooing around 9-10 times on Sunday but it got better on Tuesday. Then on Tuesday night, we noticed that her crying was unusual and she was restless while we were trying to put her to bed.
“Maybe her diaper agaknya?” I told my husband. So we switched on the lights and changed her diaper. That was when we knew why she was crying badly and was uncomfortable the whole time. She had the nastiest nappy rash – the worse in 9 months. Her whole vaginal area was red and there were blisters at the area near her tempat berak (sorry I suddenly cant remember what is a more appropriate term for this). We whisked her away to NUH, and doctor said it was due to the pooing for the past few days.
Yesterday while I was at work, my mum texted me to say that Khalisah had vomitted a couple of times within a short period of time and was pooing nothing but water out. I came home in the afternoon and monitored her. I thought all was okay until last night, she woke up suddenly from her sleep, sat on the bed and started vomitting and pooing at the same time. After I cleaned her up, she vomitted two more times before I decided to bring her to the doctor again.
Doctor said it was a viral infection and her diarrhoea would take close to 5 days to recover. What hurt me the most is to have her experience all that discomfort for another 5 days – and not to mention, her dwindling appetite for both food and milk.
I should be the sick one instead of my daughter. But me being me, I always strive to find a positive note in the midst of these negativity. We had the most awesome two weeks of June hols together (she was well and active) and this sickness is just another phase of her growing up.