One fine Sunday can turn into a rather dramatic scene in a flip when chills decides to catch hold little A.
Without any intro nor prior warnings my little one who is already half asleep goes from calm to unease, curling even more besides me with his arms and legs turn cold. The sudden event leaves me puzzled as it is the first time I see something like this.
He says he feels cold.
So I apply some warming oil on his feet and then wrap them with socks. Two blankets are expected to work their magic plus a thick yellow sweater. But none seems working.
While laying besides him I surf the net looking for an answer. He probably eats something bad, I try hard to recall what he has been eating the whole day. Fried noodles, biscuits and chocolate milk don’t seem harmful. And then, I stumble upon it.
Sudden chills with no fever. Normally happens to children. Few things can cause chills without fever such as intense exposure to cold temperature, infection on tonsil, early symptoms of flu and many more.
Despite my continuous silent prays that it is only due to the cold weather outside little A’s temperature shoots high almost in an instant. An egg can probably go over-welldone when put on his skin. ER visit has become apparent, unfortunately.
We reach the nearby hospital in short drive. The process goes quiet fast. He has infection on one of his tonsil, the doctor diagnoses. Antibiotics, paracetamol and vitamin are prescribed.
Little A is now still under the weather. Temperature is still high, which is manageable with the medicine.
I hope in three days he will be okay.
Though, today he has looked at me with sparkly eyes and says “I still have temperature right mommy? So no school for me!” I can seem to hear him cheering for that unfortunate fact.