Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Musim Sakit

Chicken Pox

I did not share much about the demams yang the whole family kena last week.

It was bad. I was on MC for 4 days. In fact sampai sekarang pun I dont feel quite fit, my body still ache and my throat is still sore. After the batuk and demam for a month in May, it was really frustrating to fall sick again, all because of the dust caused by the renovation at the house.

Whilst I was hit hard because I'm allergic to dust, Anastassia had mild fever and didnt go to school for a day, the same goes to Puteri and Zaryff.

As I thought everyone was getting better, last Thursday I got a call from Puteri's teacher asking me to pick Puteri up from school as she was having red spots on her palm. Since there was a HFM (Hand Foot n Mouth) case a month before in school, they werent taking any chances about Puteri's condition.

Went to the family GP who also found red spots kat tapak kaki and in the mouth. Puteri was suspected to have mild HFM as she was not having fever.

On Friday, Zaryff complained of headaches. Tapi Helena buat tak layan bec the week before dia complain the same thing and tak pergi sekolah and spent 24/7 depan tv and main computer games....... So I insisted Zaryff go to school.

As I fetched him at 12 noon, I saw him monyok menunggu kat guard house, rupa2nya he was still having his headache. I asked him to break his fast immediately in the car (guilty sesangat la tu) and prepared lunch for him as we reached home. He slept right after.

That night he showed me red spots kat tapak kaki..... but sebab tak banyak, i didnt bring him to the clinic.

On Saturday, more red spots kat tapak kaki, but since tempat lain clear, still did not go to the clinic.

On Sunday morning, his hands and arms and buttocks penuh dgn red spots, and banyak yg membelon macam nak pecah. His spots are different from Puteri's, tapi yg kat tapak kaki tu sama.


Yesterday, after having blood test, Dr kata its chicken pox. And after discussing with Dr, it looks like Puteri pun maybe bukan mild HFM tapi mild chicken pox. (Tapi heran sbb spots dia kat hands, foot and mouth aje. Red spot dia pun hanya red spot, yang mengelembung macam Zaryff cuma ada 2)

But it made sense la. All my kids ada chicken pox vaccination. So IF kena chicken pox pun, it would be mild. Itu yg buat semua confuse tu.

Mia was exposed so many time dengan kawan dia yg kena chicken pox, pernah tidur sebilik masa they were in Trengganu, kawan2 dia yg sebilik (theres 6 of them) semua menyangkit kena chicken pox, except for Mia.

Mia balik last weekend, I hope dia tak menyangkit and I hope Anastassia pun tak menyangkit...


Mia came back for the weekend

I really looked forward to having Mia back. I missed her so much as I didnt got to visit her since puasa started as kita orang semua demam.

The first thing Mia said bila masuk kereta was :

"Mama, malam ni buka kat hotel tak?"

"Ha? Buka kat Hotel?" We would make it a point to open fast at a hotel at least once every year, and with all the kelam kabut I totally forgot that since Mia is in boarding school, this weekend would be the only time we can do it as a family.

Suddenly my handphone rang.

"Helena, this is Alice from ABC123 Hotel"

"Hey Alice, whats up?"

"Just to let you know that we have vouchers for you and you can collect them on Sept 25"

I was already smiling. Due to my line of work, I would always get vouchers from the hotels that I normally frequented and have business with, most of the time the vouchers will be given during puasa month.

"Thanks Alice, your call ni memang betul la good timing" I laughed.

"Ala Helena, bulan puasa kan.... mesti you want to come over for berbuka kan?"

"Alice, is it possible for me to collect the vouchers....... say ....... tomorrow?"

"Alamak, tak boleh la Helena, our GM belum sign lagi"

"Oh yeke..... because my girl balik from asrama this weekend so I was thinking of using the vouchers either today or tomorrow, but maybe tomorrow la kut....."

"Helena, memang tak sempat...... mmm....."

"Ye ke......"

"How many of you Helena?"

"How many of us?"

"Yes, how many of you yang nak datang berbuka?"

"Mmm.....7 kut...... kenapa"

"Make it like this la Helena, vouchers memang confirm tak sempat, but you tell me when you want to come over, it's my treat"

"You're kidding right.....?" Terperanjat Helena because although I always get free makan, but it was always when I was dining with Alice's boss (Alice is still new, in fact I've never met her), but never with my family.

"No, I'll just put you under my account, you'll be my guests....."


We went on Saturday night, the food was fabulous, the best compared to previous years, the spread was never ending, and..... its free!! hehe............

That reminds me, I plan to give a token of appreciation to Alice sometime today.....

42 comments:

rose said...

siannya budak2 tuh..chicken pox..org penah kena..tapi masa kecik2 dulu..so, tak tahu camne rasa sakit dia..heheh..kate org, rasa gatal2..nak tido pon tak senang..

besnye dapat makan free..hehhe..ala..Alice tu anggap kak helena as a client/guess..so, nak kene jaga ati tu..heheh..(a.k.a Bodek)..kang takde bisnez lak utk yg akan2 dtg nih..muehehehhe

Mama Rock said...

hope the kids get well soon...seronoknya dapat berbuka together-gether ngan anak-anak :)

suria said...

Selalunya my hubby punya kawan will invite us satu family kat hotel.Looking forward for that tapi belum ada jemputan lagi.Nak bayar sendiri makan kat hotel rasa sayang pulak duitkan.

WANSHANA said...

Hope the kids get better soon!

Memang rezqi Mia dapat berbuka kat hotel this weekend. Alhamdulillah...

Here's wishing you a fabulous breaking fast time with your family.

Pesanan penaja - "Don't overdo it!" Hehehe! Memang banyak temptations makan kat hotel ni...Hehehe...

WANSHANA said...

Oooops! Just realized that you all already went for the berbuka!!!

Tsk...tsk...tsk...I'm not as sharp as I used to be... :)

So, here's wishing you a fantabulous breaking fast time with your family, wherever you are, whenever it will be...

MAMAMIA said...

After getting chicken pox immunisation still boleh kena lagi ke? Nasib baik kena sekarang, kalau dapat masa raya, lagi tak enjoy...

Rezeki Ramadan. Anything free is good..

zino said...

dulu famili zino pernah kena chicken pox semua kena kecuali zino.. lepas sorang sorang..

Kak Elle said...

Helena I hope both kiddos will recover before raya...

wah best nya dapat makan FOC...

NBK466 said...

Waaaaa..bestnya...nak buka kat hotel org belanja jerk..bukan takat sorang..satu family tuh..nie musti KABEL FIBER OPTIK BAIK PUNYO!!! he..he..he..

Fid said...

wahhh rezeki rezeki...

sya said...

Wah sah rezeki tak ke mana kan? Sya pun try to make a point bawa bebudak buka pose sekali somewhere tapi skrg ni tak bawa ke hotel sebab membazir aje sebab makan pun sikit. Nampaknya tahun ni tak ke mana sebab Aiman tak dpt balik.. sedih kan Helena nak makan best2 kalau tak cukup lengkap sekeluarga?

cikdinz said...

kalau tak pernah kena, mesti dapat punya. merasa lah seumur idup tu sekali kena.
sy dulu kena sampei 3 minggu mc tak gi school...

kc said...

mmg harus kena belanja si alice tu makan lak...hehe. bestnyer dpt buka posa free kat hotel..syiok!

so sorry to hear about yr broods' latest predicament. elok pon kena chicken pox masa kecik2 ni sbb bila dah besar kalau kena sakitnyer tak terperi.

NBB said...

ni yang orang cakap "pucuk dicita, ulam mendatang.."

rezeki baik beb!

Kak Lady said...

Alhamdulillah...semua dah okay...anak2 kalau kene chicken pox ni memang menyusahkan...

Seronoknya dpt berbuka bersama dgn semua anak2...dpt pulak orang belanja....rezeki jgn ditolak...

Helena said...

Dear mother-of three,

I had to modify yr post again, sorry.

mother of three said :

Dear,
Do you know any arts/drawing/painting class for kids in ***** area? Recomended onelah, if you know several...Looking for one now ; )

Helena said...

rose, Helena kena chicken pox masa tunggu results form 5.... Suffer gile.... hehe

yela, mmh HElena customer alicenya hotel.... mmg bodek pun .... hehe.... but then i also need their help too esp for last minute credit.... so rapport mesti bagus..... hehe

Helena said...

mamarock, puteri dah sihat. Zaryff, i hope boleh pegi sekolah esok.....

Yes, the kids love to berbuka kat luar. My dad yg start the ritual, treating them makan kat hotel during puasa.... esp for his cucus yg baru nak belajar puasa tuh.....

Helena said...

suria, u r right about the prices! Tahun ni pun banyak jugak naiknya compared to last yr.....

I guess I am lucky to get the special treatment from hotels. Nak berbuka berdua bertiga kat hotel, rasanya no problem.... but kalau dah sampai 1 whole family?

When we went last week, there was this table of 18..... Bayangkan sekali makan pun more than 1K.... itu baru buka puasa for one night!.... hehe

Helena said...

wanshana, hehe, bulan puasa.... pahamtu.....

YEs, we had a great time, the spread was never ending. It was much much much better than previous years..... We hogged the pasta section.... penat chef tu masakkan.... hehe.... mesti dia kata asyik2 org nih yg datang. Actually the recipe is almost similar to the one i always make (which the kids love) tapi dah lama tak buat. (I punya pasta pun, Italian Chef kat the same hotel yg ajar)

Actually that was the 1st time i pergi hotel and bila balik I rasa terkilan sebab tak boleh makan lagi due storage dah penuh ... hehe

Helena said...

mamamia, itu yg frust tu. Yes with immunization, tak semestinya tak dapat chicken pox, ikut nasib la. Most wont get, but some would.

Mia setakat ni, tak pernah dpt walaupun dia dah selalu exposed to them. So I hope Mia and Anastassia tak dapat la.

But like i said, Puteri punya very mild, no fever and spots pun moderate. Zaryff punya spot lagi banyak but then still no fever... like the dr kata, mild chicken pox la....

Helena said...

zino tak pernah dapat chicken pox ke?

I sent all my children for immunization after an incident when I was 8 months pregnant with Puteri. This ignorant lady bawak her 2 kids who were at that time having FULL BLOWN chicken pox to a kenduri. Puas i nak lari2 dari dia, but dia still ikut, nak borak....

I was so worried and nervous for the next few weeks, first takut if i get infected the 2nd time, and can pass it down to the baby (chicken pox is dangerous for pregnant mothers in their 1st trimester and 3rd trimester ), then takut if my 2 girls dapat, sapa nak jaga they all, and how can they be in the same house with a newborn baby.

Helena said...

kak elle, insyaAllah..... i hope zaryff can go to school tomorrow.... Puteri pun dah okay... tinggal mengelupas ajer....

Helena said...

nbk, hehe bukan kabel baik sangat pun.... but dah lama jadi customer they all....

I scratch your back, you scratch mine.... hehe

Helena said...

kak sya, Aiman tak dapat balik ke? LA kesiannya.... takpa kak sya boleh bring forward family reunion masa raya nanti..... hehe

yela, prices makan kat hotel now dah nampak riduculous. Macam tak berbaloi ajer walaupun makanan sedap..... last yr pun dah tinggi, tapi bolehla gagahkan jugak.... tis yr, naik lagi... mak oi....

Helena said...

cik dinz.... sekarang ni ada chicken pox immunization.... so boleh skip chicken pox ni.... takyah nak kena parut bagai.

Puteri pun dapat sikit ajer, i tak risau pasal parut. Zaryff dapat banya sikit, mesti ada parut , but then tak risau sangat sbb lelaki.

Infact, the small parut on his face (which he got masa baby, signs of having asthma), kakak2 dia kata parut tu yg buat dia lagi cute.... hehe....

Helena said...

fid.... yela... timing dia bagus betul... hehe. Macam telepathy pulak....

Helena said...

kc.... yela, i baru hantar something kat alice tu..... nak belanja takyah la... dia pun dah naik muak agaknya makan best2.

Yes, nasib baik kena chicken pox masa kecik. I got it when i was 17 and boy it was so teruk. Sampai dalam mata, dalam telinga dalam hidung dalam mulut and bawah lidah pun ada tau....

Helena said...

nbb, yela kan rezeki jangan ditolak.... ni tgh tunggu the vouchers sampai... boleh buka kat sana lagi.... hehe

Helena said...

kak lady, yela kesian kids dapat chicken pox, tapi nasib baik the kids esp puteri dapat mild chicken pox ajer. Demam pun tak.

So they had fun at home, main computer games sampai juling.... hehe

Helena said...

mother of 3, arts class? anak u brapa tahun? There is one dekat Clinic Gyne Dr. Yang in town. My kids dulu pergi to that teacher, masa tu dia attached dgn yamaha. OK jugak cikgu tu (chinese guy), pernah exhibit paintings dia dekat KLCC and pernah menang awards, international awards if I'm not mistaken......

But now my kids pergi kat cikgu sekolah dia....

wan said...

Oh sekarang dah sihat ke sis?

btw, i iftar mmg dekat luar, tp not hotels. mahal sangatlah buffet sekarang.

kalau free, why not :)

maklang said...

kesian budak2 tu...hope they are better now.

As for me , we always decline for the makan at the hotel. Terlalu ramai orang laa...sampai today aje, on both sides, me and Cik abang dah decline dekat 5- 6 invitations. Tak sampai hati nak tinggal anak2 kat rumah, and even ada yang jemput the whole family, kami malas nak pergi...

13may said...

selamat hari raya...maaf zahir batin :)

sYaNa said...

Aslmkm Helena :o)

I hope everyone's well now. SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI to you & your family :o) MAAF ZAHIR & BATIN

Have a great celebration! Take care :o)

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Helena,

Memang musim sakit. My voice masih serak ni..Hope you guys are much better insy.

Here's wishing you & family, 'Selamat Hari Raya' & enjoy hols. Think safety everyone. Take care.

WANSHANA said...

Salam Aidil Fitri and Maaf Zahir Batin.

Here's wishing you all a fantabulos Raya, insya Allah.

Take care, dear.

AzamKDH said...

saya pun biasa kena masa kecik-kecik dulu...Orng tua kata dia mai sekali seumur hidup tupun masa kita kanak2...ada tak orang dewasa kena chicken pox

Darling said...

Helena,

selamat hari raya & maaf zahir batin.. :)

sherrina said...

Selamat Hari Raya :)

Abu Ikhlas said...

helena,
baru nak jengah balik your blog. Wowo seronok no org belanja. hehehe...apasal la tak ada org nak belanja i makan kat hotel...hehehe. Anyway selamat hari raya maaf zahir batin. harap tak terlambat nak ucap.

anamiraa said...

can you please introduce me to Alice... thee he he....