Just to note this down…while Daddy was away for his 2 weeks working trip, Mal had been feeling sick for more than a week. Daddy left just 1 week after he had his 1st Booster DPT/DT Vaccine which was due when he was 18 months., but he only took it while he was 23 months old. Mummy thought that his lethargicness and mild fever was due to the vaccine he had taken. This lasted for more than a week and we were kept mostly at home as Mummy was worried that it will end up like another case similar to his MMR vaccine while he was 15 month…where he fell sick for a few weeks, due to flu and fever after his vaccine. We believe that he is more prone to virus infection after vaccination as his body immune system is weakened thus keeping him at home and giving him plenty of water will let his body recover faster.
Talking about taking plenty of water…feeding Mal water can be quite a chore as this guy only take a sip when you ask him to drink his water. Before ?? came, Mummy would try different ways each day to make him drink more water. It could be one day letting him drink from our coffee mug, another day using our ceramic mug and the next day using a straw. Basically, try something new each time to get him interested in the water he was supposed to drink! But with ??, around Mummy tends to relax a bit thinking that there is someone else to remind him to drink his water. The result was…Mal end up drinking less! ?? decided to cook some sweetened barley drink hoping that he will be more interested. Sure enough, he was! So every now and then, when we ask him to drink water…he would say ‘I want barley water!’
Back to his fever…luckily it was quite mild at less than 37.5 but soon after his mild fever, Mal started to chew and bite his fingers and even bit on Mummy and ?? when he got the chance. Just the other day, he bit on baby Junette’s finger while she was playing with him with her fingers inside his mouth and it must be so painful for poor baby Junette as she was wailing at the top her lungs! Mal was also salivating alot. We suddenly realised that he could be teething again. His 2nd set of molars teeth could be coming out anytime. It had been almost 3 weeks since his discomfort began and hopefully we will see his molars popping out soon.