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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bitten by the FLU Bug...

My head feels giddy, my eyes are sleepy and Im doing my sat duty in the office now. My tongue is numb from the medicine. Bummer !

All i need now is to go home, have a good sleep and then wake up re-charge for tonights maulid at Mummy Asmah's house. Don't know If i can make it or not in such a state.

The flu bug is around.... Little Habib just recovered from flu and bronchitis. As much as I hope he dont inherit asthma from me, it seems that at 9mths plus, he has shown signs of asthma. Phlegm and runny nose...Poor little boy. Sabar okie... sakit itu kafarah
'' Ummi miss you, and once Im well, you can come home and sleep with me and Abah again okie..''

Anyway, I was on half day MC yesterday.

So I went home, bath in a cold shower to bring my temperature down and solat zohor. Just as I was about to sleep, I heard someone opening the main door. When i rush out of my bedroom, I saw my mum, her helper and Little Habib. They had come by secretly to clean my house for me as my mum new I was sick and wanted to give me a surprise !
well ... mothers.. they are just great and thoughtful ! what will I do without my mother. I must learn to treasure her more because we've seemed to grow apart these days ever since Ive moved out... deep down, I still remember her everyday. We used to be the best of friends...so many memories yet as time progresses, changes are inevitable.


MissyHiD said...

Hello ummi..I'm also not feeling well. My mummy n ayah are away. Maybe I didn't realize that I'm too tired wif school, tuition n doing housework almost everyday. U have such nice mother... I miss my mummy too. :)

Ummu Mukhtaar said...

Ummi, I forgot your mail, so I publish it here. Something to share excerpt from one of my emails. Worth giving it a try.


To stop nighttime coughing in a child (or adult as we found out
personally), put Vicks Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.

Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even
very strong prescriptions cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. I heard the head of the Canada
Research Council describe these findings on behalf of their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative therapies like
accupressure. I Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened. It was a surprising finding and found to be more
effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, and in
addition, it has a soothing and calming effect on sick children who
then went on to sleep soundly .

nor said...

salaam Ummi,

how are you know...are you OK?

take care!

nor said...

**ooopppsss...it shld be how are u now ?

Ummi's BLOG said...

HELLO missyhid.. when is yr parents coming home eh.. they extended their 'honeymoon' huh..
take care and try to space out the hsework lah..dont have to do it everyday rite..except the washing lah...

thanks ummu mukhtaar, i did receive that email too have tried it on Little Habib.. alhamdullilah, there was improvement in the cough.. 2 nights back, he vomitted out his dinner badly at at sleeping time.. after tat, i havent heard his phlegm anymore..

Sista Nor,
Im fine and back to normal.. just VERY B/U/S/Y w work... : (

MissyHid said...

Finally my parents will be back home today afternoon...

Hmm..should I be complaining tat they have left me for so long??

And, alhamdulilah, I'm recovering too...