Now that I am writing for Ikea and receiving monthly cash vouchers from them, I am seriously thinking of making over our living room area, where the TV is. The couch seriously needs a change in the covers or better still completely change them to a new set that iLike! I have also been eyeing on those wall mounts to mount our TV. If we were to mount a TV on the wall, that would also mean changing our TV to those LCD tvs that can be mounted on the wall. Next would be the curtains to be changed. With so much make-over to our living room, I am not sure if the cash vouchers for a year are sufficient. Well, hopefully they will extend my contract for another year so that I can earn another year’s worth of cash vouchers 😀
My overly anxious and worried hubby had spent his RM75 unnecessarily at the GP. That same night itself yesterday, Sherilyn’s fever subsided. The only medication that I gave her was a Volran suppository to bring down the temperature of 38.9 degrees Celsius and fed her with my most trusted Esberitox (which is a herb) 3x a day. I also applied a frozen wet towel to her forehead whenever her body felt hot. Feeding her with barley water and lots of fluids is important too. Her food intake was kept to the minimum, lest she throws up again. I also think that when one is sick, heavy food like meat should be kept to the minimum, so as not to over work the internal organs. This morning, Sherilyn woke up at 6am, knocked on my room door and announced happily “mummy, I have no more fever!”. She then walloped a butter bun which my mil baked and drank some water before going back to sleep. Today, I told the hubby that in future, he had better listen to me and not over-react by bringing the kids to the doctor at the onset of a high fever. I believe that the body can heal naturally within 1 to 2 days, if the ailment is not too serious, just like how our fore fathers did aeons ago 😀
Sherilyn has fallen ill. She has been complaining of a painful ulcer in her mouth for the past few days. Yesterday, she came back from school sniffing away, with a blocked nose. This morning she refused to get out from her bed. When she did, she ran to me and said “mummy, touch my forehead. I have fever!”. I touched it but it didn’t feel hot. I checked her temperature and it was less than 36 degrees Celsius. But I knew she would fall sick as she was very crabby, appeared listless and even told me that she did not want to go out for brunch. If ever this girl tells me that she wants to stay home to sleep, I don’t even need the thermometer to check her temperature. After a drink of freshly squeezed orange with Manuka honey, she puked on the dining table. After throwing up, she told me that she felt better and wanted to join us for brunch at Ficelle. In the car, she revealed that she chomped down 4 sausages and loads of french fries at her school party yesterday. And she claimed that her teacher forced her to eat them all. Nah, I knew that’s her excuse, fearing that I would give her a good bashing for eating junk food. That could be one of the causes of the fever as she has a very ‘heaty’ body and sensitive throat.
While we had brunch at Ficelle, Sherilyn insisted that she stayed inside the car to sleep and grabbed her daddy’s freshly ironed long sleeves shirt to cover herself. She was shivering (an effect of high fever) and I knew that her body temperature is slowly and surely shooting up. After a quick brunch, her ever-panicky daddy insisted that she has to be seen by the doctor. Daddy is always switched to panick mode whenever his angels are down with a fever, while me – I always prefer a ‘wait and see for 2 days to let the body heal naturally’. Most of the time, I managed to treat my girls naturally without any meds. He then dragged us to the clinic for his angel to be checked and prescribed with meds by the doctor. I am one who hates meds, especially antibiotics. I don’t feed my body with meds, unless I am down right sick and weak and need some quick fix to get well. Anyway, I listened to him to quell his worries… but I have yet to feed Sherilyn with the meds. I have only inserted one Volran suppository to help bring down her temperature of 39 degrees Celsius… and also to help her feel more comfortable so that she can eat something to prevent a gassy stomach, which will in turn lead to colicky stomachache.
She is asleep now, after a lunch of a very small meal of chicken rice (only 2 tablespoon of rice and a small wedge of chicken meat) and later some pears. Hopeful that she will get well soon to be able to enjoy her school holiday.
The holidays have just started. The year end is the time where we make our yearly ‘pilgrimage’ to Penang – firstly for Baby to see the surgeon and to do a yearly ultrasound scan. Secondly, it is fun time for the girls at the hotel and beach. And thirdly, it is the time for the hubs and I to indulge in good old Penang food. Oooh, I can’t wait to tuck into all my favorite Penang food. I have also started to prepare Baby mentally for the ultrasound scan, telling her that it is nothing more than watching her kidneys on the ‘TV’ and that no pain will be involved. At one time after her surgeries, she had a phobia of X-ray rooms and healthcare carts and anyone donning on medical scrubs. Now, she is one brave and tough cookie, whose pain and fear tolerance levels are higher than most adults.
My girls have pretty long eye lashes, with Alycia having the longest and most luscious eye lashes among the three of them, thanks to her daddy’s genes. She also has 2 deep and sweet dimples on both sides of her cheeks, also thanks to her daddy’s DNA. I don’t have any of these beauty assets. When I was a little girl, I so longed to have a dimple on my cheek that I kept pressing my cheek with my forefinger, in the hope of a dimple appearing on my cheek LOL!! Then when I was a young working adult, I even had thoughts of using eyelash growth serum so that my eye lashes will grow thicker and longer! Now that I am a mother to 3 pretty girls, I no longer fantasize of having long eye lashes or dimples. I am now one happy and contented mommy whose 3 daughters have inherited the beauty assets that I once longed to have 🙂
Here is my 3.5YO vampire girl sipping on a mug of beet root-mulberry-apple-orange juice. She calls this red concoction ‘blood juice’ LOL!
For the first time in her life, my 3.5YO toddler almost lost her voice last week. Her voice was really hoarse and throaty. When I asked her if her throat hurt, she said a little bit. And that was the first time in her life that she has had a sore throat. I think she got bitten by the URTI (upper respiratory tract infection) virus that had bitten everyone at home. But the situation was under control. The hubs over reacted as usual and wanted to have Baby brought to the paed’s office but I said no. I trusted my natural remedies as I have always been using these to treat myself. Thank God she got her voice back after about 3 days.
How I treated my girls whenever they have a bad throat:
1) Feed them with Manuka honey UMF 10+. I ran out of Manuka honey UMF10+ last week, so I gave her Manuka honey with UMF 5+.
2) Made them gargle with sea salt water at least twice a day, especially at night, before going to bed.
3) Feed them with fresh fruit juices + cucumber juice. Cucumber juice is cooling to the body and is traditionally used to treat a number of ailments and disorders including sore throat.
4) Feed them with fresh coconut water
5) Keep deep fried food and heaty food at bay.
6) Feed them with my most trusted and reliable Esberitox 3x a day.
From my own experience, I find that the above practice is only effective at the onset of a throat infection. If the throat infection is pretty bad with greenish phlegm and a fever, I think medical intervention would be needed for a quicker recovery.
The above is not intended to be a medical advice. This is written based on my own experience.