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The aedes mosquito. It gives you DENGUE.
Baru beberapa hari ni Mr.B recovered from dengue. My kids were showing the same symptoms too but because they drink plenty of water, they recovered really quickly. So they were never really diagnosed with dengue, it could be just viral. My poor poor poor munchkins.
Unlike Mr.B, masa mula-mula kena tu Hari Merdeka, tiba-tiba complaint of terrible backache. Ok serious I memang rasa sangat-sangat guilty sebab I selalu ada perception that men are just manja ok... bila sakit sikit, merengek lebih sedangkan kita ni macam nak mati sakit pon selalu diam aje. After that backache he had a fever immediately. I sendiri pon start malam tu, tidur menggigil-gigil tapi lansung tak ada fever, just shivers and join was aching like crazy but was still able to get up and look after the kids. Adohaiiii kesian nye encik suami saya. Memang hari merdeka tu lansung tak bole bangun all he did was 'hibernate' dalam bilik, under the duvet, fans and air-conditioning off.
Masuk hari ke-3 memang tak boleh tahan so I suruh dia buat blood test. Turns out memang dengue tapi his platelet was 125 which I guessed was not very low sebab tak kena warded pun... Lagipun abang sadooo ahaaahahaha so sick also doesn't look very sick. Kesian ok berulang ke hospital everyday for blood test.
Munchkins bertiga pula took turns sakit, very very high fever so suppository was on standby 8 hourly, syrup paracetamol and sponging. I turned up for work macam zombie lah dekat 2 minggu... Panda eyes, Gucci Prada eyebag segala, skin very dry and oily in some areas because I didn't sleep well enough. Gosh I can feel age was catching up. Sambil menyumpah juga makhluk kecik yang bole cause you so much trouble. Dekat dalam rumah dan kawasan rumah memang dah sedaya upaya jaga supaya tak ada air bertakung etc... But of course there are those that are beyond your control, maka redhaaaaa kan lah.
By the way, once detected your case will be reported to Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah or something like that. Someone turned up yesterday from Jabatan Kesihatan, saying they will be coming for fogging in the area today and would like to fog inside the house too. The guy also gave me 4 containers in which 2 he put outside and the other 2 to be placed in the kitchen and bathroom each. Katanya perangkap nyamuk sebab nak test sehari untuk pastikan takde nyamuk dalam rumah ke apa tah...
All in all Alhamdulillah things didn't get any worse. I was kinda worried with Zika and whatnot these day. I told my family to load up on drinks. Water water water. Please kids, and Mr.B. Getting kiddos to drink is definitely much easier than getting Mr B to load up. My kids and plain water are inseparable. Sama macam Mommy, tak dapat air kosong rasa macam nak mati hahahaha.
Nah baca pasal dengue,
1. WHO - Dengue and Severe Dengue
2. Dengue fever (Wikipedia)
Yang lain-lain boleh la rajin-rajin google kalau nak tau lebih lanjut. Rasanya kalau nak minimal kan risk kita, better keep our area free dari benda- benda yang boleh sebab kan Aedes ni membiak. Contoh macam air bertakung la...
Once infected, kalau berkemampuan untuk minum, kena minum air banyak-banyak untuk elak dehydration. Dok juga cari relevance between pucuk betik la, sup ketam dan sebagainya untuk naikkan platelet hubby haritu... tapi tak nampak lansung correlation ke. The doctors cuma pesan banyakkan air la... So I memang bebel tentang kepentingan air pada husband. Hehehe ok bebel is my middle name.
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14 September - Pejabat kesihatan datang buat fogging area kami, so diarahkan buka pintu dan tingkap supaya dapat sembur ke dalam. I dok heran kenapa la jiran semua dok luar, ooo kena keluar kot. Ok takpela kids jom jap lagi kita keluar...
Tiba- tiba bunyi orang fogging dah sampai tepi pagar, you can see thick smoke coming towards us. Kiddos got really scared because depan kita nampak gumpalan asap putih tapi suasan nampak hitam, dengan bunyi mesin yang kuat. You can't imagine how my little ones would've felt. Punya lah scary dengan Mr B takde. Luckily I cepat berfikir, so I grabbed them before the smoke came towards us, and lock ourselves inside the smallest room. I hugged them, and since we were already wearing masks I said heyyy kids, look at us we've all become doctors so let's take a selfie hahahaha. Berjaya la pujuk diorang sebab my kids memang suka ambil gambar ponnnnnn.
So lesson learnt, kalau orang Kesihatan kata nak datang fogging dalam rumah, better get out of the house la. Eventho pakai mask, mata pedih juga sikit- sikit. Duduk bilik tu ok, sebab asap very minimal tapi bermaksud tak cover la fogging untuk bilik tu... Tu je la nak share hehehe.