Wednesday, November 12, 2008

'Deadly' bite

Just received word my aunt from Malacca is down with chickengunya and denggi. Called her yesterday and it was a sorry state that she described herself to be in.

Fever for 2 weeks since, 3rd week still having fever on and off.
She couldn't walk earler and now can only afford to drag her feet. The pain is like a terrible bout of rheumatism (if it is anything like srthritis rheumatoid, I know how that feels like).
Earlier her face and body was filled with puffy rashes and she said it looked so scary and ugly.

She is a single woman, independent and strong. There was no need for hospitalisation for her given that her body is strong enough to fight off the virus. But she has to depend on someone to take her to the clinic everyday to have her blood tested.

Lesson learnt : Exercise and eat well while you are young. A healthy body is the only hope for us to withstnad whatever we have to face - latest virus wise and old age wise.


Andrea said...

Yikes! That does not sound fun...hopefully she can get over it quickly!

hissychick said...

Sounds awful (and very exotic!). I hope your aunt is better soon.

I am so over illness at the moment.

andrewjune said...

so sorry to hear about your aunt...i hope she recovered soon!

yes, that's why exercise is good! it's better to exercise once a week rather than no exercise at all!

angeline said...

oh dear! sounds quite bad....hope she gets well soon.

HI said...

What is chickengunya? I hope your aunt get well soon.

Mummy-yeoh said...

My friend just told me of this 'denggi' like fever. So many new virus and disease. Only can pray that God will protect us all. Hope your aunt will recover soon

milochel said...

what's chikenunya ?

4malmal said...

I agree totally with your lesson learned! it is so easy to take good health for granted esp when one is still young and energetic.

Moomykin said...

Hope your aunt is better. It does take a while to recover.

Will remember her in my prayers.