Saturday, January 7, 2017

Turn-OFF! Mosquito Fever

Posted by Free-Spirited Vixen (Juliefe Cuenca) at 9:47 PM
     Just recently, around the 3rd week of November 2016, my dear daughter was diagnosed with Dengue Fever. I really panicked at that point. Just a week before that, my husband told me that his officemate’s ten-year old son died from Dengue followed by the latter’s 12-year old cousin. When we went to the doctor, she told us that she believed this year’s dengue is so far the worst for the City of Cebu. Many were afflicted with the fever, and more number of deaths recorded compared to previous years. She even told us that she knew of a 24-year old patient who died.

    We immediately had Willow admitted in the hospital. I am not an emotional person and I don’t get affected easily, but at that point, I couldn’t help but cry. And cried hard, I did. It was so scary. My 5-year old daughter is the sweet, gentle type, and I was thinking that if some older boys (such as the 10-year old and 24-year old) were not able to make it, then how much more a frail, 5-year old girl?

My daughter, Willow, when she was admitted in the hospital

In between tummy aches and headaches, she still managed to smile. We love u so much sweet girl! 
    
    After a stressful and scary week, I really thanked God and my family for all their help throughout Willow’s recovery. However, it is not yet over. That occurrence compelled me to reflect and learn from the experience. As parents, we have been negligent. Prior to Willow’s dengue fever, many kids from our neighborhood had already been hospitalized due to dengue. Although we ensured that all stagnant waters were replaced regularly to prevent mosquitoes from breeding there, I now realized that it wasn’t enough. She may be safe in our home, but this protection did not cover those times when she went out to play with some of our neighbors’ kids. And it’s not like we can keep her trapped in our house forever.

    One can never go wrong in investing in preventive measures. This is why we have decided to keep a supply of OFF! Insect Repellant Lotion so wherever our children will go, they will always be safe from the dangers posed by mosquito bites. Even when at home, I still apply OFF! Lotion on them since some mosquitoes still manage to come inside our house despite various safeguards. 
Willow reading and playing with her little brother 
     As parents, we are trying our best to protect Willow June, our eldest, and her one-year old brother Knight Prince not only from acquiring the dreaded Dengue Fever, but also from the trauma and the pain brought about by the manifestation of the virus such as stomach pains, headaches, and not to mention the daily extraction of blood necessary to determine the platelets count.
    With the help of OFF! Insect Repellant Lotion for Kids, we are assured of this protection for our kids. We all know that prevention is better than cure, and this is one preventive measure that’s worth investing into. We are really thankful to the distributors of this product for making it readily available in stores nationwide as it really helps us perform and enjoy our activities worry-free despite external threats brought about by harmful insects. I believe that to have peace of mind is already a wealth in itself, and no amount of money can top that. ^_^

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