Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Swine Flu update

The kids are getting better now. Hmm... what a week! Rumah tu dah tukar jadi ward. At first angah jer kat sakit, then last friday along pulak and then adik. Along condition is worse, siap dgn vomitting and diarohea (betul ke spelling nie???)

Anyway I do think this is a possible swine flu case, but maybe just a mild one. Why did i say that? Because today the GP call me and ask how's Angah condition!!! Mana pernah dia orang call to follow up if it's just a normal flu. Must be that thing but they just don't want to alarm us.

Apa pun alhamdulillah budak2 tu dah sihat, tinggal batuk jer sikit. Ubat memang cukup time kena bagi.. kalau lambat skit temperature naik balik. And they are now quarantine in the house, tak boleh pegi sekolah. Alah sekolah pun lagi 2 minggu jer, pastu dah summer break.

The other day someone forwarded an email about natural remedy for swine flu. Thanks for that. It's really useful.

Use 9 star anise, 6 cups of water.
Boil in earthern pot if possible or else avoid steel/metal pot.
Boil for about 30-40 mins until about 4 cups left.
Drink twice daily over the flu period.
Above volume good for 2 adults per day.
To add flavour, add couple of red dates (remove seed before boiling).

FYI - Annise star tu bunga lawang.. ;0)

Nak termuntah2 budak2 tu minum.. tak kira kena minum jugak! I searched anisse star on the internet , and it's true indeed! They used this to make the swine flu vaccine - TAMIFLU. Tak sangka.. kita selalu guna masa nak masak kari jer.. hehehe..

So kalau ada sape-sape yang rasa tak sihat masa musim Swine Flu ni, I strongly suggest you try this. No harm bukan nya drug pun. It's all natural...

Friday, 3 July 2009

Possible swine flu!

Last nite we were so worried that angah might have SWINE FLU! Got a note from their school saying that 2 children and a member of a staff at Forest Field Primary school got swine flu. Ya Allah punya lah we all risau bila baca note tu. Kan dia demam.. teringat lah pulak masa ambik dia kat sekolah the other day, her teacher said half of her classmates are not feeling well too! Dah lah tu, lately ni swine flu cases are increasing rapidly in UK! What make me worried most is... it looks like she got some of the symptoms...

    Typical symptoms of swine flu are:
    • sudden fever,
    • and sudden cough.

    Other symptoms may include:

    • headache,
    • tiredness,
    • chills,
    • aching muscles,
    • limb or joint pain,
    • diarrhoea or stomach upset,
    • sore throat,
    • runny nose,
    • sneezing, and
    • loss of appetite.

    Dah ler dia tu asthmatic. So I straight away called NHS direct (the line was so damn busy!). As usual they asked lots and lots of questions. They said they've put a note to our GP and we had to call them first thing in the morning. Lagi lah we all suspens..

    Last night her temperature was constantly aroung 39C or more! So called the GP this morning and they seems to be so relax about this!!!?? Sakit hati tak? Bengang betul! Bila call sekolah pulak and asked them who's the infected kid, they won't tell! Hmmm.. finally when we see the Doc, he said she's fine, just normal flu. Bila tanya how can we differentiate between swine flu and normal flu.. Doc tu pun tak boleh nk jawab!

    At the moment, she looks better.. although she still have the temp. We continue to give her paracetamol every 6hrs, more fluids and keep her cool. Nasib baik hari ni hujan as predicted, so sejuk sikit!

    And today adik pulak demam.. but he's still active and bubbly as usual, so I'm not too worry. Let's hope everybody will get better soon.. IAllah.

    If you want to know more about swine flu, follow this link. Mudah-mudahan kita semua di jauhkan dari penyakit merbahaya ni. Amin.

    Thursday, 2 July 2009

    It's hot!

    HOT! HOT! HOT! Past few days has been really hot.. boiling! Kalau cakap camni orang kata eksyen plak.. kat Malaysia tu lagi panas lah oiii!! But probably because we are now climatise to the weather here, so memang panas! Kat sini tak humid mcm kat Malaysia, so budak-budak ni dah macam sama warna dengan anak2 Paki and Bangla kat sini - SUNBURN!

    Fan is probably the most popular item at the moment. Hmm.. maybe we also need to buy another fan.

    Angah is not feeling well, biasa lah dia kalau musim panas, sure demam. Got a call from from Mina yesterday (kat sini pun ada Minah jugak ok.. tapi minachi lah kan hehehe) - the lady from Along & Angah school, said we need to pick up angah cos she's not feeling well. Apparently half of her class was not in for the same reason! This morning went to see the doctor. Just normal fever, drink lots of water and keep her cool. Risau jugak with the swine flu thing lately...

    Weather forecast says it's going to rain, heavy rain on Friday. See??? Kejap panas, kejap hujan.. mana lah tak sakit. BUt this could be a blessing so it will cool down a bit.. Hopefully.