it crossed my mind that it’s been awhile since anaqi got sick (not that i’m asking for it – but you can’t stop these random thoughts) .. and sure enuff – he came down with a major one last weekend
we had attended a wedding in mentakab on saturday – one of amir’s best buddies FINALLY got hitched after being the saksi for soooooooooo many friends (amir and me included). of course we could not afford to miss it. surprisingly we made good time – left kl @ 10:30am and was there by 11:55am.
when we reached home, it was raining. had placed anaqi in the house and was getting some stuff out of the car when the lil’ urchin just had to follow me onto the porch. which of course caused him to get a bit wet from the rain.
now in me familia, if any of us happen to get rained on – nenek will always demand us to immediate take a bath/shower and wash our hair – to avoid from catching a cold and fever. silly me.. on that day, i was too concerned abt getting the house in order, so i delayed the bath a bit but didn’t think anything of it.
the birthday BBQ went as planned – lamb and chicken was good, ayu made a birthday cake and everybody pretty much ate their fill. i had, btw, bought for nenek a Scrabble Travel set as giving the normal bajus, tudungs, brooches and whatnots has been done by her hordes of caring workmates.
that nite – anaqi was fine. but then the next day, noticed that he was a bit listless but attributed it to him being overly tired due to the excitement of the nite before. we then headed for klcc to catch wall-e @ tgv.. anaqi dozed off half an hour into the movie.
by the time we were at the bowling alley (had had to fit that in as we’re supposed to participate in this bowling tourney on 30th).. noticed that anaqi’s body was a bit warm and he sneezed quite a bit. dropped by the 24-hr clinic (as our normal GP is closed on sundays).. but saw the crowd waiting and decided to only seek consultation monday.
as i feared, his temperature went up that nite but i was armed with the fever medication provided when he had his 18-month jab .. it helped some but the cough and sniffles continued.
monday i took the day off to care for anaqi – returned to work tuesday but the fever persisted. ended up staying the nite @ nenek and yaie’s last nite due to the heavy downpour (yeah, now i am paranoid about him getting rained on).. and it’s only today am seeing signs of him improving. alhamdulillah.
it was whilst at nenek’s for the “sleepover” (as kakak puts it) that i noticed two more teeth pushing out of his upper gums. no wonder he’s gone a bit crazy on biting everything that crossed his path – me, kakak, the minyak telon and vicks bottle, gumming on the cover of a talc bottle and swallowing quite a bit of talc in the process.
so welcome teeth #8 and #9!!! here’s to hoping this doesn’t translate into more ‘ouwchies’ for mama!