>> Tuesday, March 30, 2010
No, I have not gone into hiding in planet Dagobah. Asyraf has been feeling poorly again, poor dear. Even Syakirah was not spared and had a slight skin infection issue. All resulting in a Sleepless in Cheras Baru (not coming to any cinema near you, please don't check you local movie listings) episode for Baybe and I.
We had honestly thought that Asyraf was already teething. He kept salivating and chewing on his teether. We did think it was w-aaay too early for this
nightmare to begin at only 4-months, but Syakirah started teething pretty early too, so what the hey. It would explain his lack of interest in nursing and everything.
That was until he started screaming later that night.
Please bear in mind that my son is very mild mannered as compared to his more intense older sister. To see him scream at the top of his lungs like that is very alarming, to say the least. Baybe and I could not change our clothes fast enough to rush him to a clinic that would still open at almost midnight.
When we arrived at the clinic, we were the only ones there. Baybe hadn't even finish registering us before the nurse ushered us in. I guess they panicked a bit too when they see my son crying and screaming like that. Hey, welcome to the club, ladies.
The doctor checked him and said he had ulcers (notice the 's', thus meaning in plural sense) down his throat. He was (my son, not the doctor) simply hungry because he could not feed properly. One anti-biotic and painkiller(?!) medicine prescribed later and we were off.
To make a long and tiring story short, Asyraf did not get better. We though, s*** this. Let's fork out the extra moolah and head to a specialist, who BTW, took one look down my son's mouth proclaimed that it was a type of fungus infection.
See? This is what paying an extra RM60 will get you. Fast, efficient and effective result. I know I am not being fair to the first doctor that we went to, since he was not a specialist in pediatrics after all, but darn it, I am sleep deprived, and tired, and had to leave my child while he is still not 100% better so I deserve the right to be grumpy!
Plus, I'm feeling a little under the weather myself.
All is still not well in the Universe. There is a great disturbance in the Force and I fear the fate of the Jedi still hang by a thread... Where is Luke Skywalker when you need him anyways?