I received a phone call from YX's kindie yesterday afternoon. When I saw the number appearing on my mobile phone, I got worried and start to think what had happen to my son. Did he bite other students in the kindie? Did he beat people? Or has my MIL forgotten to fetch him and teacher are calling to check what happen? Ahh...so many negatives thought came to my mind.
As I answered the call, I did not receive any good news either.
Teacher : Good afternoon YX's mother. Just to inform that our kindie will be close for 2 days (Thursday & Friday) because one of our student are down with HFMD disease. The students went for a short holiday somewhere and was unwell but his mother is unaware that he has this disease. Thus, he came to the school as well.
Me : Ohh....ok....thank you for informing. (Already got very worried about YX)
Teacher : Please also check on your son to see if he has any symptoms and bring him to the doctor immediately if he is unwell.
After a short conversation with the teacher, I put down the phone and started to get really worried about YX because I've know this diseases are contagious. True enough, as I check on him after I got back from work, he has mouth ulcer on both side of his mouth and one on his tounge. I also saw some small red spots on his lip and is having a mild fever.
Hubby and I quickly brought him to the clinic for a check up and was advised to seperate baby XJ from him because this disease usually attack young children and the weak ones. So, from yesterday night onwards, baby XJ slept with MIL. In order to seperate them during the day time, I've brought YX to my work place.
As usual, YX is very stubborn when taking medications. He refuse to eat even we offered him sweets and 100 plus + ice. As the doctor prescribe antibiotic for him, there is no other choice but to force him to eat. Today, he begin to refuse milk and other solids because of the pain in his mouth. Hope he will get well soon!
* From what I've read, if one school is infected by HFMD diseases, it should be closed for 1 to 2 weeks, but not sure why YX's kindie only required to close for 2 days (4 days to be exact which include Sat and Sun).