Second time round...
Posted by: Sharmila Rajah, 5-Dec-2007
It was a painful start to the week for Ayanna. She once again felt the piercing pain of the needle. The third month marks another dosage as part of the immunization series. She was quite the brave girl, not uttering a single cry. This surprised even her doctor. However, the next couple of days saw her being rather Ďmanjaí, wanting to be held at all times and fussing for no reason.
It was an exhaustive two days for mummy too, who was busy keeping vigil by her crib-side. Mummy had to observe baby to ensure any reaction to the vaccine was kept under control. Fever and swelling is typical. Ayanna experienced both.
Iím glad itís over. The fourth month is a welcome break from any injections. Her next loaded needle will be in the fifth month.