Monday, February 09, 2009
Then It's Me
Wifey coughs lots.
She even had to postpone her follow-up medical at Changi General Hospital to avoid the doctor increasing or maybe add on other medication for her condition.
She has been seeing the specialist at the hospital routinely for her asthma condition, but the flu has made her coughed out phlegm even more. This has been going on for almost 2 weeks.
Her insistence of not wanting to see a doctor has got something to do with what Sonny got late Saturday evening.
We were woken-up by him that night, saying that his head was like a throbbing bubble. He was running a temperature. Wifey made him take shower and Panadol before he could go back to sleep until in the morning.
I took him to the Yoong Family Clinic at Tampines St 33 on Sunday morning. He had a temperature of 38.2 Degrees Celsius when the doctor checked.
Sonny was complaining of throbbing headache and muffled hearing, bad sore throat and runny nose... common cold symptom.
"Mama gave me this sickness." Sonny uttered while he was taking his medication at MacDonald's after we had our breakfast. In my heart, I somewhat agreed with him... prolonging her sickness, we were bound to get infected too.
Looking at him soundly asleep in his room, it was a relief when Sonny finally said that his headache was gone whe he woke up for lunch. He was not feverish anymore as before several hours after taking the medicine, but the throat still hurt.
That was yesterday...
By Sunday night, I was feeling uncomfortable myself. Just like Wifey and then Sonny, I got the symptoms too, though mild but it was working its intensity very fast as the day progressed.
I was coughing badly at night and into the wee hours of the morning too. I could not get a good night's sleep because of the cough that kept me and Wifey now awoke.
By the time the alarm clock rang this morning, I had a bad headache as soon as I felt my throat was dry and painful. Yep. Got it full blown today.
I am on medical leave today after consulting Dr. Philip Koh at Healthway Tampines Clinic at Block 710. Just like Sonny who in fact, got 2 days medical leave off school due to his fever.
Wifey is going "cold turkey" and roughing it through... no idea why she rather endures that, but this home is off limits to any visitors for the next few days.
So do we have the Monday blues? You bet!