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Friday, February 15, 2013

Fever and Body Chills

Hey there everyone, how y'all doing?  Some members of my family has been feeling down the weather this week.  I knew that something was wrong  with our son last Sunday because he was very quiet when we were doing our taxes at H&R Block  He also fell asleep which was  very odd so I knew then that the sickness was coming.  Came  Monday morning, he was so hot.  So I did not send him to school.

However, we took him to the church that evening because Ms. Burrito had her first confession.  He was fevered again that night and on Tuesday so he stayed home with me.  He felt a little better on Wednesday so he went to school.  He was very excited for Thursday as they have a Valentine's party.  Below are the treats that  we prepared for his  classmates.  
On Thursday morning, his fever was over 103 and he was shaking so I had no choice but to  keep him at home.  When my daughter came home,  she gave me her brother's homework and there was a note from the teacher expressing her concern about my son's absences.    I appreciate her concern  because I am very much concern about it  as well.


When a child is sick, there is nothing really you can do, but to keep them at home and take care of them. I was a little upset with the tone of the letter because she is thinking that my son is just having his separation anxiety issues, which isn't the case. The reason why I don't want to send him to school  is because I don't want the other kids to get sick as well. 

 I was going to let him go to school today but he vomited and was staggering when he tried to walk, he said he felt dizzy. Again, for the fourth time today, I did not send my son to school as I don't want him to be in agony. I know that he will not learn anything because he won't be able to function normally.  I know when my son is sick and when he is making excuses. 

I have so much anxiety about the issue that I did not sleep well last night. I wrote a note to the teacher and explained everything what is going on. Hopefully she'll understand the situation. 

 Being a parent is challenging. You deal with so many things everyday. It's frustrating sometimes when your child is being misunderstood. It's hard for parents to see their kids sick and it's much worst when someone doesn't believe it's the case. 

 I brought him to the doctor today. They tested him for flu and we will know the result maybe tomorrow. He is still congested and coughing but at least the fever is not that high anymore.

32 comments:

  1. It is so hard when your children are sick. Do hope he is getting better and his teacher is more understanding. Hold your ground. Sick children do not belong at school.

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  2. Parents do have concerns about their children and the flu - that concern for their well being never quits (and no matter how 'old' they are :)

    Our daughter works in an elementary school (K-5) and since germs spread so easily between students, they prefer that they stay home. I notice that Allegra does pick up things at school more often than before she worked there...

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  3. This is my 2nd week of flu and it seems the viruses this time is so hard to get rid of.

    Just take it easy. The fever will go on & off. Fluid needed, talaga.

    Take care, kiddo.

    Hugs,
    /CC girl

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  4. I'm so sorry Rose, poor little fellow. I hope he starts to feel more like himself very soon and that you will feel reassured by the results of the test, and whatever advice the doctor has to offer to help you son heal.

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  5. oh boy! i hope nothing so serious about his sickness. Hope he gets better soon and the results of his test would be negative.

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  6. Wish he will get well soon! i know that during the winter season it's also flu season but hoping that your son's test will turn out negative as well.

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  7. hello sis Rose, it's been a long time! :) I want to say congratulations to Rylie for receiving her first Communion with Jesus. Oh my, you have lots of things going on lately, I hope you are taking care of yourself too. Poor EJ, he has that fever and stomach issues too. this is what my family experienced this week after we got home from Philippines. My husband blamed us that we're the ones carrying the disease, but I told him, why is it that I don't have it? It must be from the food that my BIL prepared during dinner. whatever it is, it seemed to be everywhere. drink plenty of water and put him to bed rest.

    yes sis, ako lang at 2 kids umuwi nang Pinas. :)

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  8. I want to congratulate Rylie for receiving her first confession but it's so sad that EJ has fever hope he will be fine very soon ..

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  9. I hope your little burrito gets well soon...

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  10. Here's wishing your son a speedy recovery!

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  11. I am so sorry about your son's condition, hope he feels better soon, and you too get some rest, and hopefully, the teacher will understand the reason why he was out from school for several days.

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  12. Ohh I hope your handsome baby gets well soon! Health always comes first!

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  13. I hope Mr. Burrito will get better soon. Just don't mind the teacher, I am sure she will understand Mr. Burrito's condition and your reason for keeping him at home.

    Praying for his fast recovery sis...

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  14. Hope Mr. Burrito is well again ~ fun photos and he is a cutie ^_^

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  15. So sad to know this. I agree with you, don't force your son to school until he has totally recovered. Invite the teacher to drop by if she's still doubtful.

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  16. When my child gets sick, I will never send her to school. Because I'm afraid what would happen to her if I let her go knowing she doesn’t feel well. And often other people misunderstood it as if your child is just getting tired of studying. Don’t mind them, mommy. We are doing the best for our children. It doesn’t matter what others might think about it.

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  17. So sad to read about your son's condition. hope he is feeling well now. Yes, whenever a child is sick, ang parent hindi talaga mapakali.

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  18. i hope EJ is feeling better. you should invite his teacher to come & see him. it's scary when kids get sick with all the virus going around these days. i get jumpy when my dog coughs--i can't imagine if i have a sick kid at home!

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  19. I hope he feels better, winter?!?sucks all the time plus all the virus that coming around and ended up in the hospital.

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  20. Aww, he doesn't look good at all! =( I hope he feels better soon! Kawawa talaga pag mga anak natin ang may sakit.. Kung pwede nga lang, kunin nalang natin para di natin sila nakikitang nahihirapan..

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  21. 103 degress? wow, that is high. i am thinking of getting a flu shot for my kid, but her father is hesitant.

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  22. You just did the right thing Ate Rose for keeping your son home. I share the same feeling when my son gets sick.I hope he will get better the soonest.

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  23. He doesn't look good! :(
    I hope he's feeling much better now.

    Here for Blue Monday and FBF! :)

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  24. get well little fellow... i hope he gets well soon... :))

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  25. I hope he feels better real soon Sis Rose :-) I hate our kids getting sick :-( I just wish we could take their sickness away :-) Those are colorful and delish Valentine's treats to share to their friends :-)

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  26. those are nice goodies for valentines day! :) congrats to rylie for receiving her first holy communion. :) and i hope mr. burrito will feel better soon! that's sad to know that teacher misunderstood the situation, i hope after you explained it with your letter, she will understand that your boy is really sick not because of blah,blah, blah...hehehe! dito sa bangkok sa school ng anak ko, they are really not allowing kids to go to school if have fever or sick kasi they are preventing the virus to be pass to other kids...they event told us parents that keep the kids at home in cases like that. :) goodluck and take care of yourself too...xx

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  27. I completely agree with you sis...hirap kaya pag magkasakit tong mga anak natin...I'm glad EJ is better now...hope the teacher gets your point.

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  28. He did look sick. I hope by this time, he feels much better.

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  29. poor little burritos, hope he will feel better so he'll be back to his happy routine...

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  30. Sick children are a worry! But it's amazing how lots of love and care lead the way to health again!

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