Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Don't Like Mosquitoes...

The past couple of weeks we've been battling Dengue in our house... Dengue is not cool! If you want to read about dengue then click HERE. Aashini's school called us last Monday and told us she was feeling bad and we should come get her. We went to school and one of the classroom helpers was standing in the lobby holding her - she looked pitiful!!! We took her home and held her while she watched some cartoons. Her fever got REALLY high. At one point it jumped up to 106 and we quickly took her to the shower and showered her off and gave her a Popsicle. She got down to 104. (The next couple of days she stayed at 103 and 104 - WITH Tylenol - it was quite scary.)
We took her to the doctor that night and he said he thought she had Dengue, so we got some bloodwork done to check for Dengue and to check for some other things. I was pretty sure it was Dengue because her face was bright red! Having a red face is a sign of dengue. Her face and eyes were so red! I couldn't capture it in pictures very well (and she wasn't really in the mood to have her picture taken), but I got a couple. The bloodwork confirmed Dengue. Since Dengue is a virus, there isn't much you can do as far as medicine and things like that. We just kept her fever down (as best we could) and gave her Tylenol and some Papaya Leaf Juice (see the other blog HERE to read about that).
Look at her poor little red face! She would feel good for about 30 minutes to an hour after the new dose of Tylenol kicked in, so I got a few smiles :)
Thankfully she is doing much better now - PTL!! Thanks for praying for her!!!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

That has to be a scary to see your child's fever get that high and there's nothing that can be done! So glad she is doing better now!