Everytime we relocate I have always been overwhelmed for the first few weeks. I call it adjustment time. I would fall super lazy, unwilling to start the morning fresh, wake up late and ditch the internet. Although at first I would try to find the internet connection like a hungry monster craving for food but when I got it I wouldn’t have the mood to use it at best. I am in that moment now. But no worries, I will bounce back definitely. Just like Kelly Clarkson said: I’ll come back swingin’
So it’s been pouring these days in Medan. Mostly in the afternoon sometimes with strong sounds of thunder. Not really good. Back in the middle east I would love this situation. There isn’t so much raining there. But in Indonesia heavy rains always entail with one to two hours of electricity down. Last night I was watching a very old movie Jaws 3 and just right at the scene where they finally found out that the mother shark was already inside the lagoon the electricity went off. For a straight two hours. So much for the Jaws 3. Sigh.
Next week my 4 years old son will start school. I think that would mark my busy days officially. I am so glad that he is better now. A few days ago he got rotavirus. It is a virus that attack your intestine, causing severe diarrhea and vomiting. It commonly infects children from infant to age five. The symptoms include vomiting, watery diarrhea and low fever. It is not a life threatening decease however it have side effect of dehydration. Severe condition is normally caused of the dehydration.
In my experience what we need to manage is the dehydration part. So the infected children should be given lots of water, watery food like soups, electrolyte, watery milk where you can mix the L-bio supplement in it. The virus itself will be gone after a few days (if we manage it well). The doctor normally only give the anti vomit and zinc for diarrhea as medicine.
The transmission of this virus is via contact with already contaminated hand, surface, and objects via faecal-oral route. How to avoid this I think is just simply wash hands every time we come back from activity outside or before we have foods. I remember the past days before he got infected he likes to play his cars in the sand piles in front of our room. He wash hands afterwards but God knows whether he has touched his nose during the playing time or whatever. I have banned him now for playing in that pile again.
Wow! I was only to tell you a short of my uninteresting days and I end up writing a bit about rotavirus experience I hope you can benefit from it!