December 19, 2007

Taiwan will have to wait

No, I'm not writing this from Taipei…I'm still on Malaysian soil. We were supposed to fly off yesterday afternoon but at 5.30am in the morning, Yiu Yiu woke up with a burning temperature. I was horrified when I got 39.9oC on the digital thermometer. I quickly took off her clothes and sponged her down and by 8.30am, her temperature went down to about 38.7oC.

Hubby and I knew that she couldn’t travel in this condition. We were in two minds whether we should still go ahead and leave her at the babysitter but I knew that I wouldn't be able to enjoy the trip with a sick toddler at home. Postponing the trip was the only option we had but deciding on another date proved difficult as there are only limited seats in each flight for redemption tickets. On the dates when flights are available, either hubby or I have something on at work. We finally managed to re-book our trip in mid-January. We incurred a penalty of USD60 for changing the flight tickets and USD65 for cancellation of our hotel room. But I guess this is a small price to pay for peace of mind.

Anyway, Yiu Yiu seems to be slightly better today. The fever has not fully subsided but at least her temperature is <38oC. But she vomited again this morning. She coughed after taking her milk so that triggered the vomiting. She hardly had any food yesterday so her cheeks seem to have sunk. I'll be picking her up from babysitter in a short while and I hope I'll be greeted with a healthier Yiu Yiu.

5 comments:

jazzmint said...

oh dear...hope she gets well soon

KittyCat said...

Oh, that's bad - I hope she's better today. I know how you feel about the trip but I'd have done the same thing too.

Liew said...

Never mind la, at least now Yiu Yiu is better and you all can go together in mid Jan '08 lor.........only abt 4 weeks away :)

Merry X'mas & Happy 2008 :)

A Mom's Diary said...

jazz, kittycat, liew - her temperature is back to normal but her cough is acting up. and she's been really "lau kei" these two days. wants to be carried whole day long and won't even allow mummy to sit down while carrying her...sigh!

allthingspurple said...

i would have done the same. Its the only option for mothers. Glad to know that Yiu Yiu's fever is down. That high temperature sounds worrying