The doctor said my body had been ‘at war’ against the virus, hence all uncomfortable symptoms I was having as dizziness, fever, muscle aches and nausea. Today the famous dengue fever’s ‘red spots’ appeared on my arms, and my heart beat too fast.
Dengue fever has 3 phases, respectively Febrile, Critical and Recovery. Last week was the Febrile phase, and now I am at the second night of Critical phase. It is the most dangerous phase with thrombocyte leakage. Until Sunday I have to seriously beware of following symptoms that might occur:
- High fever, usually more than 39 degrees Celcius (or 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Severe muscle or joint aches
- Severe palpitation
- Any kind of bleeding
If either one of those symptoms does occur, I will have to go straight to the lab and have my thrombocyte count checked. Below 100,000 platelets/cubic-millimeter, I will be immediately hospitalized.
I must bed-rest for the next six days in order to keep the thrombocyte count above the minimum level.
Dengue fever is caused by certain mosquitos. I never find one at home, so the encounter might have happened in the office. But, of all 70+ people in my office, I am the only one infected?! Wow, my immune system is quite pathetic, isn’t it? When this is all over, I will work on a new lifestyle plan.
But of course, I need another chance to live. Wish me luck.