Around 9 days ago, Oodie fell ill, simple flu/cold, yes we thought so but after the fever NOT falling by Day 4 and him breaking out very quickly over 24hours in a rash, we headed to the clinic.
‘It’s a virus, no need for antibiotics’.
Ok, I settled for that but as we know here, some doctors simply can’t be trusted, qualifications are rarely displayed and having twice been wrong before with Oodie, I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and give it another 48 hours as she suggested and see what happened.
We were given an antihistamine for the rash as she believed it was an ‘allergy’… Why is everything an ‘allergy’ these days?
Has he had the nebuliser before?
Why do they give all kids this here? We never ever get this in UK, only in extreme situations. I have never in my life been given that…. Don’t kids need to fight things themselves?
I know an in law here and her kids are on that nebuliser once a month?
Anyway, back to the story….
So 12 hours after leaving the clinic, it got Alooia. Yep, 39.4 … Defo time for panadol, infact, it’s almost too late for just panadol. A tepid/cold towel bath was needed. That was her sorted. Back to check his rash. I had taken before and after pics, and also circled one to check it didn’t change drastically. It hadn’t. It definitely didn’t seem as severe as the night before.
So both kids sick. Hey, it wasn’t a bad thing. We spent Wednesday afternoon watching Harry Potter.
Everything was fine until Wednesday evening…. Why on earth did I feel so cold? Literally, felt like I was naked standing in the middle of the North Pole… Ohhhh, no, it’s the fever. I had felt this before. Strangely three years before, shortly after I had Oodie I got an infection in my wound (emergency c section), thank you dirty NHS. I know myself, I definitely needed an antibiotic. This wasn’t just a common cold. I was really really sick.
So, by Wednesday night, we all had it, me and the kids.
‘Enough!’ I thought, this isn’t no virus, it’s been 7 days and Oodie still has his fever, there has to be an infection somewhere. Time to get an antibiotic.
Oodie started his antibiotic yesterday and this morning his temp is only 36… YAY hallelujah! Finally.
My throat gradually got sore over the last 48 hours and I too got an antibiotic. Feel much better.
I’m guessing it was/is strep throat. Few kids in Oodie’s class off and one in particular with Scarlet Fever which results from Strep sometimes.
This morning, day 9 of the whole everyone being sick – BoKhaloodie now has it
On the plus side, the maid is arriving in the next 24 hours.
Thought this picture was hilarious….All joking aside… Never trust the doctors here 100% or anywhere in the world. (I was told I could have cervical cancer a year ago- I didn’t), always get second opinions or trust your own instinct. I did get the opinion of a doctor in the UK (thank you Facebook-lifesaver) and she suggested I get us all on an antibiotic. Thank you Dr K. Her words were, ‘mum’s know their own kids best, do what you think is right’.
She is quite right, we know our children better than anyone and our own bodies better than anyone.
I’m glad I got Oodie the antibiotic because he now seems to be on the mend, Alooia started hers this morning and I suspect BoKhalid will be heading to the pharmacy shortly, fingers crossed we get over this deadly ‘virus’ soon.