He was all OK during the day on Monday and Tuesday too though registered a slight fever, ~37C during the night. When his fever shot up to 38C on Wednesday morning however, we decided then it’s time to visit the pediatric.
We knew it was nothing alarming but we were reluctant to give Samuel the fever medicine we had at home then. It was a 1 year old Ibuprofen from his last visit, so we thought we probably should get some fresh supply.
Samuel was not in the favor of visiting the doctor initially but he’s a big boy now, he knows what is good for and required of him. So when his fever still had yet to subside after some rest and cooling sponge, we made the much required trip to the doctor late in the morning. This time we went back to his old pediatric at the hospital where he was born.
When Samuel was almost 2 years old we changed him to another clinic at a nearer hospital; simply due to the distance and also because his then Pd (another Pd, long story) has moved on to this nearer hospital.
But since our last 2 visits there, it had been pure agony of long waiting, poor staff services and rush consultation.
Can you believe it? We were called in to the doctor’s room when the doctor was still engaged with another patient and the same happened to us. Other patients were called in, standing and waiting in the same room when we had yet done talking to the doctor.
It’s probably due to the big crowd but still… we don’t feel comfortable.
So for last Wednesday visit, we went back to old pediatric although the hospital is twice the distance away.
Oh, how we miss the easy-breezy-fuss-free hospital visit. We were promptly attended and Samuel was given a dose of fever medicine (orally and not rectally upon our request) per the doctor’s order there and then.
We waited a while for the medicine to kick in and by the time the doctor checked him, Samuel was almost his active self again. He was very cooperative, answered all the doc’s queries himself and did all he was asked for.
Mommy couldn’t help but reminded of how big a boy Samuel is now.
As suspected, Samuel lost a tee-wee-bit of weight. Down 200g to 17.2kgs. Perhaps due to appetite lost during his fever bout but we think it has something to do with his eating habit too.
He has improved a lot in the self-feeding department and is not eating as slow now. The thing is, he tends to eat only half his given portion and that is a concern. We don’t think he eats enough!
He still shy away from chocolates and most sweet confectioneries. The only sweet tooth he has is for gummy jellies. Even that he only takes what he is given; no more and of course no less too.
We are trying to introduce more snacks to him. The tricky part is to get him to take more healthy snacks without meddling with his main meals.
Well, we guess as long as Samuel is healthy, we should not be too concern about his weight gain.
Perhaps it’s ‘em heavy activities running up and down that keeps Samuel’s weight in-check!