Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Things get a little complicated as the digital ear thermometer that Daddy & Mummy is using, is often inaccurate. Hence, Daddy & Mummy have some difficulty in assessing if Lleyton needs the fever medicine. The best measurement deduced is actually to feel his hands and legs...they will feel warm (or hot) when his fever hit. This brings back memories when Daddy & Mummy rushed Lleyton to the KK emergency children clinic, when he measured 39deg when he was still a little baby. There, the nurse measured Lleyton's temperature as 37deg (ie. no fever) and that "treatment" cost $75!
Mummy commented that the medication that Lleyton is on, has a drowsy effect on him, for he had dosed off, when being pushed back home in the stroller! A two minute stroll from Ah Ma's place can actually knock him out! Hopefully, Lleyton can recover soon and resume his cheerful and playful self...okay...playful but not too mischievious self.
Monday, October 27, 2008
And things started happening on the very Friday evening..
First, Lleyton "dived" down the edge of the platform of the bedroom and cut his lips. He cried pitifully and Mummy rushed over to see him touching his mouth. His upper lip was bleeding and it was instantly apparent that his lips were swelling. Nothing much could be done.. Mummy used a clean towel to wipe away the blood and tried to put some ice when he went to bed.
It was family gathering time again at Ah Ma's place, together with Aunt LL, Uncle CK, Wei and Bin. The day seemed fine as Lleyton's lip was no longer swollen. That evening, while Ah Ma was carrying him, she commented that he felt hotter than usual. True enough, he has developed a fever. Daddy & Mummy quickly brought him home and fed him paracetamol, with the hope of bringing down his temperature. His temperature went down at after midnight..
His temperature shot up again in the morning at 7+.. After feeding him more paracetamol, Mummy & Daddy hurriedly rushed downstairs to the GP, hoping to grab a more potent remedy than the paracetamol that Lleyton was on, together with a proper diagnosis as the cause of the fever was still unclear. Could it have been due to the wound on his lips? Viral infection? Or teething? Unfortunately on Sundays, the local GP was not available until 9am. As gan jiong parents, they rushed Lleyton to KKH instead. On arrival, Daddy took Lleyton's temperature again and the thermometer showed that Lleyton's fever has subsided to 38.0 deg. Mild fever.. thus decided against sending him through A&E as they most probably will turn him away. Instead, the trio settled down at MacDonalds' for breakfast before heading home. What a drastic change of plans.
After ensuring that Lleyton's temperature was under control, Mummy put him to bed for his routine morning nap. Daddy decided that it was about time to have a major revamp to the house to make the place more Lleyton-friendly. Here's the basic concept:1) Move the cabinet next to the sofa
2) Shift the dining table to the corner next to the kitchen
3) Adjust the dining light higher so that Daddy's head would not hit the lights after the table has been removed
4) Set up Lleyton's table and chairs (birthday gift from Aunt LL) next to the sofa
5) Remove the side drawer next to Mummy & Daddy's bed
6) Place mega beanbags in lieu of drawers next to bed
Lleyton didn't feel hot anymore. Furthermore, his cut on the lips has turned into a small white ucler after the application of Bonjela. However, Mummy decided to bring Lleyton to the GP as a precautionary measure, for a prescription, to safegaurd against a relapse in his fever. Hence, Lleyton probably can't go ahead with the visit to Aunt SSR, Kayden Kor-Kor and Baby Tristan. What a pity.. as Mummy was looking forward to see them and also get together with some of her ex-colleagues.
Nevertheless, Mummy will most likely go ahead with lunch at Fish & Co to celebrate Aunt TPP's birthday. Same day as Deepavali. Wonder if she will wear her Punjabi out later.. hehe :)
This is a long post to demonstrate the events that happened within the short span of 2.5 days. Mostly unplanned for...
Friday, October 24, 2008
Although the picture looks self-explanatory, it may be too early to tell at this point in time.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Today is also the day that Mummy decides to stop latching Lleyton, not that he is getting much out of it anyway. As what Daddy says.. it's probably nothing more than just a boost of anti-bodies twice daily. Kinda feel a sense of loss though. Lleyton probably feels the same.
Nonetheless, the bonding between Mummy (and Daddy) is strong, and will continue to be.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Hope everyone had a great time...Happy Birthday, Lleyton.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
As a good follow-up from the long hours of walking in Taipei, Daddy and Mummy decided to drop by at their usual spa salon for a rewarding foot and back massage as Lleyton was sound asleep. When Lleyton was awake, he was pretty amazed at the equipment in the salon and couldn't wait to explore the place.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
After lunch, Daddy & Mummy checked out of the hotel, together with Lleyton boarded the airport shuttle Evergreen Bus to catch the flight back to Singapore.
At the airport, Lleyton seemed reluctant to leave the place, appearing restless as Daddy was in the queue for checking-in.
That's the end of the Taipei trip. A good attempt for a trip as a family.