This time my boy's fever soared to 39.7 degrees on the second night which I felt it was a high grade fever that warrant a visit to the doctor. Yet Papa did not agee and still insisted to continue sponge him was good enough. In the end, we consulted the doctor for fear the temperature would continue to rise and the diagnosis was upper respiratory infection. My boy was prescribed with medicine for his congested nose/dry cough and fever as well as antibiotics. It's the fourth day now; stuffy/blocked nose and loss of appetite. During the period, my son was still able to do things sensibly, play on his own and fairly alert. He even could laugh and joke about the latest lego movie we watched in Malaysia. On top of which, he sang "Everything is awesome" to our amusement. Was he seriously ill? Would he be able recuperate have he not gone to see a doctor despite a high fever? At that point in time, I only have one thought in my mind i.e. better to be safe than sorry.
On the lighter note, we made this horse craft together to kill his boredom at home.
- A kitchen towel toilet roll (body)
- Blue felt (mouth, face and ears)
- Light yellow crepe paper (crest)
- Wiggling eyes
- Buttons for the nostril
- Dark blue ribbon (Harness)
- Ice cream sticks (neck and legs)
- Different colours of threads (tail)
- Green and black colour papers (saddles)
- Tapes and glues
- Needle and threads
And unexpectedly, he drew a 'Do not Touch' sign to be displayed. The signage is still there.
I did most of the parts since he was sick. The unique of this craft was my son wanted a horse with not one but three saddles!
Updated 23 February 2014 - my son has recovered from fever on the 6th day.