That's me hiding under the covers in the guest room where I've been since 5 Nov. As of today, I'm still there thanks to the mild chicken pox. Mild as it may seem, it takes forever for the very few spots to dry!
As I mentioned before, Raees wasn't in the best of health just after I began quarantine. He had fever which I feared could develop into chicken pox. A visit to his doctor confirmed that his tonsils were the problem. He had trouble eating and drinking for about 2 days, most probably because of his tonsils. His fever was on and off...
He was clingy and cranky most of the time til my mom had to wear the sling in the house to carry him around to keep him quiet. All the while I could only listen to his cries and whines and hope so badly that he will stop and continue laughing like he always had.
My mother and Mer had a difficult time with Raees, especially with me forced into isolation. Alhamdulillah, the antibiotics he took worked and he was fever-free a few days later. Just a bit of cough and runny nose, which the doctor said will go off by itself.
Because he was well, the doctor also said he could finally get his chicken pox vaccination! As soon as he got back from the jab, I was confident enough to be close to him. Imagine, I had to avoid him for a week! When I finally had him in my arms and look at him properly, he was noticibly thinner. In fact, his weight went below the 11kg mark. It used to reach 11.5kg.
Even with the vaccination, I still haven't started breastfeeding directly as there is one spot pretty close to where the milk resides that is still not totally dry. I'm still sleeping in the guest room downstairs and I don't know when I will be able to go back to work or whether I get to spend Hari Raya Haji like everyone else.
But what matters now is, I get to be with my boy again :)