So glad the whole family is finally well again. The kids haven't been sick since beginning of the year. Just 2 weeks ago, Big Missy was suspicious of having HFMD but it was an false alarm. We separated the sisters for 3 days until the doctor certified it was not a case of HFMD. Little Missy was not spared too. It started with cough, runny nose and persistent fever with high spikes at night. Since she has a whooping cough with thick green nasal discharge, our family doctor advised to start her on antibiotics as it might be due to some bacteria infection. After taking the antibiotics for 3 days, her condition did not get any better and the fever continued for another 4 days! She totally rejects milk and solid food! Can you imagine how thin she is now, so worrying! We finally went to our paediatrician and he suspected that Little Missy's case could be just viral infection. The antibiotics has no effect on the particular strain of bacteria in her and that explained why she is not reacting well to the antibiotics. He sent some nasal discharge for lab test to determine if its viral or bacteria infection. At the same time, I was sad to hear that he has to start Little Missy another course of antibiotics as he is concerned about the prolonged fever that has been going on for 2 weeks. I am not a fan of antibiotics but I decided to go for it knowing that our PD is not one who prescribe antibiotics easily and he is very careful when prescribing them for very young children.
Thanks for asking my friends, all is well now! Little Missy is reacting very well to the new medicines. No more fever and runny nose. Coughing is less too. Happiest thing is that she's asking for food now! I am going to give her Probiotics after she has completed the course of antibiotics since they are the best way to replenish the good bacteria.