Kenji boy started to have mild fever last Thursday night. It was very mild, and we thought it was due to teething as we observed him keep putting his finger into his mouth. We monitored his temperature for the whole day, and it stayed between 37.5 to 37.8 deg C. We did not give him any paracetamol as the fever was very mild.
His condition went downhill on Friday night where is temperature rose to 38 deg, and shoot up to 39 deg at 10pm. I tried to sponge him, but he refused and kept crying and shaking his head fanatically. I had no choice but to bathe him. My boy loves to bath since he was a baby, hence this is an easy task to do. We bathe him in warm water as we are afraid of him getting a cold later on and he is enjoying it. His temperature after the bath is 37.2 deg C. Hooray!
Before the bath, a relative of mine are making a lot of fuss telling us that we cannot bath him a child at night as it was very cold. I insisted and shut the bathroom door behind her and bathe my boy. How to reduce the temperature when your child resist to be sponged? We give him some fever medicine and monitored him throughout the night. Luckily his temperature do not rose further after the bath and he slept throughout the night.
We brought him to the hospital the following morning, and he was admitted. Analysis on his blood samples and mucous confirms the presence of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) and low count of leukocytes (white blood cells) or viral fever in laymen term. Kenji boy has discharged from the hospital yesterday after his body temperature stabilize He still have a flu and cough every now and then. It has been a really long and tiring week for us.