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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Apologies for the lack of updates. Girl came down with RSV a couple of weeks ago. The Other Half took her to ER at PCMC when we noticed cyanosis. Yes, her lips turned deep blue like blueberries and it was quite alarming. Fever of 39C but she claimed to feel really cold and was shivering. Poor kiddo.

They gave her a blood test to know exactly what was happening. The report showed RSV. I had to Google it and turned to www.nlm.nih.gov for some reliable information.



The Other Half was having a flu at about the same time but he did not get the cyclical fever so we are not sure if the strain is the same. He recovered just by taking a frequent dose of Izumio and Super Lutein. Alhamdulillah. 

Anyway, the week that Girl caught RSV was the week the English Topical Test was being carried out. She managed to take 2/3 papers with Spelling & Dictation still pending. 

The following week, she missed going to school so we sent her in thinking her fever was under control but The Big School rang for our consent to administer Paracetamol because her fever spiked. Poor kid. From then on, she was kept at home on medical leave and only went to sit for her Math Topical Test. I did not even homeschool her, and treated it as a rest period for her. She brought home her Math results yesterday and for someone who had been really ill, she did well. Alhamdulillah. 

Well,'something quite special happened. 

She was looking forward to joining the school field trip to a pizza and cookie factory and understood that no field trip accepts students with RSV or any illness. 

So she diligently started to chew 1 capsule of Super Lutein, 3 times a day. The day she started, I nearly teared because I have been trying to persuade her to do so for the last 5.5 months.

Honestly, I still want to tear now because that means she takes 90 capsules per month now and her cost of Izumio and Super Lutein is quite high (thank goodness there are ways to earn back!!) 

So, we know that a viral infection is something the body has to fight with all its own might without needing any antibiotics. That is exactly what Girl and her chewing of Super Lutein did for her. Plenty of carotenoids from fruits and vegetables of all colours of the rainbow helped boost her immunity and increased her ability to fight the virus. Izumio hydrogen water undoubtedly helped to flush all the nasties out.

This morning, Girl is fit as a fiddle to join her classmates and teachers for a fun field trip to the pizza and cookie factory. I pray for safe return journey and that they all have a jolly time (then write History and Geography Topical Test papers later in the week).

Looking forward to hearing all her fun stories later today, inshaAllah.


2 comments:

  1. How old is Girl? So far that I know, RSV occurs mainly to children less than 5 y.o. And yeah, since it is a virus, it should not be treated with antibiotics. :)

    Good plan you did to improve her immunity. May she become healthy again soon :)

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    1. Girl is 6, Nina. The virus showed up in her blood test results.

      Thank you for your kind wishes.

      All the best for your exams too!! Xoxo

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