Saturday, 15 March 2014

Mycoplasma Infection

Two Fridays ago, The Little Girl registered high fever whilst at Playschool. One of the teachers on duty rang me to pick her up immediately. 

By the time I parted the Red Sea that is Friday Prayers Traffic Jam in the city centre, she has been sponged for at least 20 minutes. 

So I drove her home, gave her some paracetamol syrup, bathed her then slapped on a sheet of BabyFever forehead stickers thinking that that would do it. It usually did.

But not that particular Friday. Her temperature spiked every hour, despite it all and by 9pm, we decided that PCMC ER is the only way to go.

Luckily, we did just that. Blood test was done and the results came back positive for mycoplasma infection. We even ordered the NS-1 test for dengue, which fortunately was available and showed negative results.

What followed was admission, two nights with intravenous drips, antibiotics and paracetamol.

Moral of the story is: do not take fever for granted. Get a blood test!


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