Last week was awful. Not just because of what happened to my mobile phone (huhuhu), but because Raviv was sick for most of the time. He had the flu plus a mild case of German measles (whose rashes we initially thought were dengue symptoms!!!)
The last time he was seriously sick was two years ago, so I was not used to seeing him cranky and feeling his feverish body against me.
On Monday night when Randy and I arrived home from work, he was still happily playing with his new Lego. When I was bathing him, I noticed that he was hot to the touch. He had watery eyes, too, just like Randy (who has just recovered from flu). The following day, Tuesday, he was still hot. Although he was still his jolly self in the morning, bless that boy! I texted his teacher that he’ll be absent from school. Then he got worse. In the evening, his temperature even reached 39 degrees Celsius!
I strongly recommend this Safety First digital thermometer. It’s very easy to use and you get your or your child’s temperature within a second or two. We’ve had this ever since Raviv was an infant.
While I was not exactly worried because he just showed the same symptoms as Randy (and Randy was already strong on Monday evening), my heart still bled for my unico hijo. He was also cranky and he would also cry in the middle of the night.
On Wednesday morning (the following day), he seemed better. I made him drink Paracetamol because we had a scheduled lunch meeting, because a certain company invited Raviv to be one of their models. The Paracetamol worked like a charm for Raviv was not matamlay during the meeting. In fact, he ate a lot.
Funny quip: We had a lunch buffet, courtesy of the meeting. Since I wanted Raviv to eat a lot, I told him that we could get whatever he wanted. As I kept on getting cakes and pastry for him, Raviv gave me a worried look and asked, “Nay, are we stealing food?” Hahaha! I don’t know why he thought that, because this definitely wasn’t our first buffet experience.
He must have really liked what he ate because despite still being sick, he gamely posed for me! Look at what Raviv wore for our lunch meeting:
Isn’t he just adorable? Here are his outfit details:
- shirt: Fendi
- pants with belt: Junior J by Jasper Conran
- shoes: Native (forever!!! Hahaha!)
I must say this this ensemble is one of my favourites on Raviv. The Fendi shirt, given by his Ninang Karen, is just awesome. I don’t want to be a designer-hugger (especially for kids this young!), but it’s undeniable that designer clothes really have that extra oomph. The fabric of this shirt is awesome: it’s stretchable yet breathable and thick and soft. It’s always perfect on Raviv, whether he’s thin or fat.
And the pants—oh I love the pants! I’ve mentioned on this blog that I’m a huge fan Jasper Conran’s kids clothing sold in Debenham’s. Good thing that a Debenham’s outlet store is near us—I get these awesome clothes for my little boy at a fraction of the original price!
Randy and I are still discussing whether Raviv would push through with the modelling stint, because the photoshoot is scheduled on a weekend where we are swamped with classes! I have to be there during the photoshoot, but I also have to be there for my students. I really want him to join the pictorials, because sayang naman his cuteness, right? I mean, look at him! Sick and yet handsome pa rin!
Anyway, he’s perfectly fine now, thank God! ‘Yun lang, I am still phoneless and I’m now the one with the flu. Sigh.
Take care, everyone. It seems like runny nose and fever are en vogue these days.