Hello just a quick update while he’s asleep.
If you don’t already know, Tim is down with dengue 🙁
He came down with fever last Wednesday which wouldn’t go away. The doctor told him it could just be a viral infection but by Monday when he was still having fever, I finally made him take a blood test.
It was a viral infection all right! Dengue is caused by a virus ma wtf.
But funny thing was, on Monday they couldn’t detect the virus. But they did however find that his platlet count was unusually low (but not at a very dangerous level yet)
So it’s been a worrying two days, wondering if he really had dengue and then what he was going to do. Which hospital to admit himself into, whether it should even be in KL, whether to fly back to Penang, etc.
Today they finally detected the virus. But amazingly, his platlet count had gone up. And his fever was gone. The doctor said it looks like he’s getting better so yay no hospital for him!
He’s still feeling tired most of the time and his skin is all red and splotchy (cos of the broken capillaries) but GETTING BETTER! NO HOSPITALIZATION!
I think Fat Her and Mummy Ooi should get a big amount of the credit. <3
Yesterday when we feared it could be dengue, my mother sent Fat Her out to look for papaya leaves WTF.
Because she heard that drinking the juice from papaya leaves would cure dengue.
So Fat Her skulked around our neighborhood, rang a few doorbells, and when nobody answered, he broke a leaf off some neighbor’s papaya tree for himself hahahahahahha
But then he panicked! Cos the leaf was really fibrous and it wouldn’t break off! He had to frantically claw at the leaf while looking around for witnesses before he could get it off hahahahaahha
No wonder when I got home I saw this huge frond in the corner of the kitchen hahahaha
Mummy Ooi also boiled up some herbs from the Chinese medicine store meant to cure dengue and made Tim drink it.
He said it was really bitter so she went “if you finish drinking I’ll give you a sweet!”
And Tim ran to me and said “your mother says if I finish my soup she’s going to give me a sweet yay!” hahahahahah true story ok wtf.
So I don’t know if it was the soup or the papaya juice (oh wait he hasn’t drunk that yet) but today he’s better wheeee