Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fever and "fong mok" after the MMR jab,

Poor Isabel, after the 9th day of her post MMR Jab, she started to develop the fever. Doctor said usually the fever will start around Day 4 to Day 10 and I was thinking she might be lucky and able to escape from that. Unfortunately on day 9, she finally developed fever.

Prior to the fever in the afternoon, she woke up from her nap and I discovered her legs got a few red big patches and I thought it was mosquitos bite. I applied cream after her bath and checked the whole body. It was only her right leg. But after she woke up from her 2nd nap, both her legs, especially thigh area were full of red swollen patches.

I was suspecting some insects bite coz it is definitely not mosquitoes bite. But later, I felt that it wasn't really bites too. It looked more like "fong mok". I then applied the cream to both of her legs.

Just before I changed her to pyjamas before bedtime at night, her patches were diminishing. I was quite sure that time that it was not bites but most likely allergic.

She then started fever that night. Poor girl, I have to cheat her to get her medicine taken. She didn't really sleep well too and wanted to be carry. I have to set up my alarm clock to wake up in the middle of the night to check on her.

The next morning her fever still persists. The red swollen patches still appeared after her nap. Very funny. I called the doctor to check and she said the fever very likely is due to the MMR jab but not the "fong mok". She asked me to monitor her for a while and see how it goes.

Luckily the "fong mok" didn't return after 2 days and the fever went off after 2.5 days. I think the fong mok is caused by the fever.

Look at the swollen patches on her leg. See also feel very geli and itchy. But I don't see her scratching it so most probably it is not itchy for her.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

aiyo.. poor baby... that's bad on the fong mok ya.. hope it's better now.. and get well soon baby!