It's been hectic in Danau Kaseh the past 3 days with Hakim, then Adlina getting sick. All these happening with me getting a bad sinus infection with bouts of massive headaches. But being a mother, we actually have no time to get sick. Seriously.
So, whilst I was myself ill yesterday (& our driver had to be on leave), this was my schedule:-
6.00 am : Adlina was wheezing badly & her temperature shot up. Gave her some paracetamol.
6.45 am : Adlan & Hakim left for school.
7.30 am : Prepared Anas for school.
8.00 am : Zaharim went to work.
8.15 am : Sent Anas to school then immediately went to Pantai hospital (waited for over 1 hour!)
9.30 am : Dr Lee finally examined Adlina & told me that she was having asthma (horror!)
9.45 am : Adlina was put on a nebulizer. Was told to come back at 3pm.
10.15 am : I went to see the physician at Pantai's A & E. Was told that my sinus was inflamed (hence the massive headaches). Doctor gave me 2 types of antibiotics & some other ubat.
10.50 am: While driving, got a call from client. Wanted his draft Agreement amended immediately (!!!)
11.00 am : Came home with Adlina. Amended the Agreement in bed & emailed to client.
11.50 am : Finally felt I couldn't take it any more & started to doze off...
12.10 pm : Anas came home from school & was excited that Mama's home & wouldn't leave Mama in peace.. (tak sampai 20 mins nap..). Head throbbing. Just lied down in bed with Anas pouncing on me every now & then..
1.30 pm : Got up (after failing to get any sleep at all) & went to fetch Adlan from school
1.45 pm : In Adlan's school & met his teachers as we are helping them with some props for the Petrosains Actology Drama Competition next Tuesday.
2.15 pm : Dropped by at Jusco as Adlan needed to get a hooded jacket as part of his costume for the drama.
3.00 pm : Reached home, dropped Adlan & picked up Adlina to go to Pantai hospital for her afternoon nebulizer.
4.00 pm : Reached home & Adlina wanted to eat mee kari & since she was sick & didn't eat much for the past 3 days, I immediately cooked mee kari & then baked her favourite cake which is the Victorian Sandwich Cake.
6.00 pm : Kids happily eating mee kari & cake.
6.05 pm : Collapsed in bed (with a really big headache this time). Finally got my rest..
7.30 pm : Got up, had a shower & felt much better when Zaharim came home.
Mak once told me: Anak kalau sakit, mak jaga. Tapi kalau mak yang sakit, kena jaga diri sendiri. I understand what she means perfectly... Thanks so much Mak for all those days you took care of us when you were ill yourself..
For those of you planning to be a mother, please don't let this scare you. The JOYS of being a mother is sooooo much more fun, rewarding & fulfilling, & will easily overcome 1000 sick days!