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The unwelcomed birthday presents

(Note: Quite a long post, I skipped my afternoon nap to write this so please read everything ya!! xDD)

Past 2 weeks were really exhausting for me.

It all started on 20th April when Aden developed a mild fever, he was tired and sleepy, I let him skipped school for 2 days.

He seldom takes afternoon nap, when he does, it means he is not feeling well :(

The next day, it was Toby's turn😢

Poor boy, his temperature reached 39° and it was on and off~

Then I notice he started to have these cute double eyelids for a few days~ Haha not sure why~

He was feeling really unwell, very lethargic, no appetite and super duper clingy to me!

Then both brothers started to cough badly 😢😢 

So on the 25th, I brought them to the pediatrician again. 
He examined both boys and suspected it could be pneumonia and even dengue (because their fever were on and off).
Suggested to get admitted right away.

I wasn't sure if that's necessary because I knew once admitted, have to stay for at least 5 days (hubby's niece had that before). But somehow, he is the pediatrician, we have to trust him.... And I want the boys to receive proper treatments and get recovered asap, so I said ok.

First day in the hospital, both fell asleep late afternoon after taking medicines

They have to take nebuliser every 6 hours

Let's start with big brother Aden. Honestly he was quite behaved throughout the stay, he took his nebuliser and medication without much fuss, and he did not cry when the doctor poked his hand for blood drawn. He can sleep and eat well.
 He recovered quite fast, I think he started to feel better from day 2 onwards, but cannot go home yet because the antibiotics have to be taken for 5 continuous days

Toby on the other hand, he really drove me nuts. 
He struggled when the doctor poked his hand (I understand, he was still too young so crying is understandable). He cried hysterically whenever taking his nebuliser and medicines, nurses also shake heads.... 
The most tiring part was, he wants ONLY ME to carry, he just couldn't stay in the room and always wanted to go out. I used to carry him but during that few days, my arms ached! 
I tried to be patient, knowing how suffering he is, but there are times I just couldn't help, I got really upset because I was really tired and he was so clingy! 😭

Then me, I slept on those foldable rest seat for 4 nights. Of course it wasn't comfortable and I did not have good sleeps, the room is a shared room so you can imagine how peaceful it is~
Anyway, those to me are just small matters, I just want my kids to be comfortable and recover asap.

I stayed at the hospital most of the times, only 2 afternoons I sneaked out back home for a quick shower and change, while my mum and mum-in-law stayed at the room with them. 
I am thankful to have these 2 ladies with me because they take turns to help me in the hospital, while I can rest a bit during daytime.
Hubby got really caught up with works, he only came accompanied us at nights.

Doctor came to us on day 2 telling us it wasn't dengue, but it was confirm to be pneumonia.
How the hell such young children got pneumonia? We have no idea. It could be viral infections.

Toby's situation is slightly serious than his brother. He cough really terribly and lost his voice.
I only started to see improvements on day 4. I got worried that he wasn't able to discharge the next day~ 

Lucky his fever was fully subsided, according to the physiotherapy staff, once he has no sign of fever his phlegm would reduced and he would eventually feels better

 Aden skipped school for 6 days in total and his homeworks......... I don't even wanna talk about it :p :p 
You see he usually gets 2-3 pages of homeworks everyday, so you can count how many pages of homeworks he has during the admission.
I went to the school to collect his homeworks and asked him to do bit by bit.
He is only in kindergarten and he already has so many homeworks, I cannot imagine how it's going to be when he goes to primary school >.<

On day 5 morning, exactly a day before Toby's second birthday, we got green light to discharge!! Yay!!

Aden was fully recovered, while Toby got 80% recovered, I was so glad!  

Medical bills for 5D4N stays is about RM8k for both boys =_="""
Just Toby alone is already RM4k++, luckily we have medical cards!
It's really important to have insurance these days, during cases like this especially.

Ok, sad story aside!

The next day after Toby got discharged, it was his second birthday. 
No fancy celebration as we still need to watch his food intake, so I just bought him a Minion cake, had a simple dinner with close family members.

Happy birthday my darling! Mummy prays that you grow up healthy and happy!! And please no terrible two ya! 😆 

Exactly a week later, it was Aden's birthday!
Since this is his first year at kindergarten, I let him celebrate his birthday in his class with friends.

It was an advanced birthday celebration for him as his actual birthday falls on Sunday.

Party packs for his friends!

 Notice a short fella eyeing on the fried meehoon?? Hahaha! xD

The cake requested by Aden, Lightning McQueen cartoon. Whole cake finished, apparently all the kids love the cake! =)

Because I did not get to eat that cake, I let Aden choose another cake on his actual birthday, muahahaha!! 

This is the 3rd birthday cake for them  :p
(Little brother is trying to wink)

Aden wanted Poli cars design this round, inside is chocolate icing cake, yummy~
The cake is 1kg, cost me RM100 including the 4 Poli cars, quite reasonable la!

My parents came over that night for a simple birthday celebration

Sons with their ah ma~

Happy boy!

With my 2 darlings~~ 

Happy birthday once again Aden! You are now 5 years old! 
Mummy hopes you grow up healthy, happy and handsome! ^^

Both are fully recovered now, back to their naughty selves =)

By the way, I wanna take this chance to wish all the mothers out there 
A Happy Mother's Day!! 🌹🌹🌹💖💖 

Til then, have a great weekend!


  1. Wow! You are really a tough and good mummy! It was really difficult to jaga 2 boys in the hospital at once. I think you lost appetite and weight for all the worries. It is such a nice story to see a happy ending with 2 birthdays. I hope they will someday read this blog of yours and appreciate your love & sacrifices.
    Happy Mother's Day to you.

    1. Yes it's not easy at all, but we mummy just can do it, hehe!
      Lost appetite, not really xD But I looked very tired and 'chan'.. :(

      Thanks for the comment TM!

  2. Thanks god they had recovered..yay
    Good boys
    I understand you must be so worried and exhausted during that period.
    Good job mummy!!
    Happy belated birthday to Aden and Toby
    Happy Monther's Day to you <3

    1. Yea, we mothers sure can understand this kinda feeling right?

      Thanks ya!

  3. This is really long post. The longest from you I think. ^^

    Poor boys and mummy. But glad everything was fine in the end. Luckily not dengue. Jamie also sick for 2 weeks. Coughing didnt get better and he suddenly had fever on and off after 2 weeks so I worried that he may get dengue. Went back to doctor. Antibiotic given and luckily he recovered but got antibiotic-related diarrhea for 3 days!! Headache and tired me while I were recovering from sickness myself.

    Glad your boys recovered in time for the youngest's birthday. Lovely photos of the boys.

    1. Yea, I believe so, that's why I asked my readers to finish reading it all haha!

      Hmm true, lucky it's not dengue, else need to worry more..

      A mother is the restless when her children are sick, right?

  4. Phewwwww!!!! Glad that both are well now. Pneumonia? I am pretty sure it was viral fever - one gets it, the other will get too. Good thing you and the father did not get it - it is very infectious. Belated birthday greetings to your boys, God bless, all!

    1. Yes, probably viral fever then develop into coughing.
      Thanks STP!

  5. Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

    Happy Belated Birthday to the boy's :)

    Good to hear that they have fully recovered...

  6. Poor thing, kids fall sick, most heart pain is mother, happy mother's day to you Hayley and glad to hear they have now recovered and happy belated birthday to the boys

  7. Happy Mother's day to you, Hayley.

    I was there too with my two girls in a same room due to food poisoning. It was tough and tiring, I can understand how you feel. Take this as part and parcel of a challenging motherhood.

    You stay easy!

  8. Poor boys and poor you! Glad that they have recovered and all is well.

  9. 辛苦了妈妈~~ 在医院要同一时间照顾两个生病"扭技"的小孩实在不容易,你真的好棒! 但现在雨过天晴了,希望你能好好休息,两个小孩能健健康康,快乐成长 :)

  10. Very glad to see both of them healthy again. The most taxing moments for a mum is when our kids not feeling well.

  11. Happy belated mother's day to you, Hayley! You are a super mother taking good care of your two sons with very less sleep for yourself. Good to hear that they are ok now and had wonderful birthday celebrations for each and more than once for Aden. He must be really happy to have 2 birthday cakes. Keep it up!

  12. happy belated birthday to your sons and happy belated mother's day to u! u r such a great mother for taking so much care for ur sons, tending to their needs and tantrum while they were sick and yet cheer them up with various birthday celebrations! Hopefully they grew up to be filial and obedient to u in the future!


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