A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Month: November 2008

Steam Fish And Cereal For Baby C

Steam Fish And Cereal For Baby C

That was Baby C’s dinner 2 nights ago – 1/3 of a fish and organic brown rice + organic banana porridge + 1 teaspoon of Isomil formula.  Whilst she liked the fish, Baby C didn’t quite like the cereal.  I guess that’s because she’s having […]

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Feeding Baby C Antibiotics

Feeding Baby C Antibiotics

The recent antibiotics that the doctor prescribed to Baby C has been the worst by far. It didn’t smell that horrid but it was bitter and left a bad sensation in the mouth. I tasted a little and even I felt like puking. No wonder […]

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Antibiotics Changed… hopefully no more puking

Antibiotics Changed… hopefully no more puking

Poor Baby C puked again last night when I fed her the antibiotics. I managed to force it all down her throat with some yoghurt and freshly squeezed grape juice. As a treat, I gave her some squashed black grape bits to chew on. Seconds later, she puked! I was absolutely frustrated coz my maid and I had spent more than half an hour to feed her the meds and we had to spend another half an hour feeding her the antibiotics all over again. I almost wanted to cry.

This morning I called up the pediatric nephrologist and asked her for another antibiotics that tastes sweeter. Hubby collected it in the morning. Just now, I went to the mini market and stocked up some Heinz pear juice, Heinz yoghurt and strawberry dessert, some rusks, some Calci-Yum and a tub of Haegan Daz ice-cream. Just in case Baby C pukes again tonight I have all sorts of treats to go with her meds. Our doctor also suggested giving her some jams to go with the meds. Keeping my fingers crossed that Baby C would not reject the new antibiotics tonight.


Baby C woke up from her nap the other day with one side of her cheek looking like a wafer! She had slept on her tummy on her blanket with lines.  

Notice the rash on her cheeks?  That’s caused by the cereal and milk.  I think she has an allergy to cow’s milk.  I have just bought her a tin of Isomil.  Hopefully the rash will subside with her Enfalac A+ being replaced by Isomil.  I mix her cereal with a teaspoon of infant formula twice a day.  Other than that, she’s still fully on breastmilk.  I really hope her weight will go up.  I know it’s hard coz her appetite is really poor after the recent hospitalization stay.  With the daily puking during meds feeding time, it’s a tad difficult for her weight to go up.  Sigh…. why does she have so many problems?

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Baby C’s Ok Now

Baby C’s Ok Now

No more fever…. Urine collected today and tests done. Initial urine test showed no growth of bacteria. WBC is 1-2 which is normal….. but I am still unhappy? Why? Because I just have this phobia that the bacteria will wreck havoc and attack her again. […]

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Baby C Has Fever

Baby C Has Fever

…. after her third PCV jab (Prevenar jab for Pneumoccocal) last night. The fever developed at around midnight and her temp is still hovering at 37.7 – 38.4 degrees Celsius. But I am holding back on the PCM (paracetamol) as I just don’t like the […]

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New Food For Baby C Everyday

New Food For Baby C Everyday

You wouldn’t believe how underweight Baby C is.  At 7.5 months, she only weighs around 6.72kg, a drop of 200gms from last month.  Each time she has a UTI, her weight is bound to drop as she will also have purging.  Purging and UTI go hand in hand.  So whenever she has purging and her diaper area becomes red and sore, I will have panic attacks for I  know a UTI is  underway.  Anyway, I am trying to increase her weight by letting her try new food almost everyday. 

She has been eating organic brown rice for babies and organic banana rice for the past 2 weeks. 2 days ago, I bought her a tin of Nestle rice and soya cereal. I have also bought a tin of Enfalac A+ and each time I feed her cereal, I will add a teaspoon of Enfalac A+ to the cereal. She doesn’t eat a lot though.  Her appetite is just like Sherilyn’s when  Sherilyn was Baby C’s age. Both Baby C and Sher are really small eaters and not the type who are crazy over food. Unlike Baby C and Sherilyn, Alycia is a real foodie just like her daddy and she has a ravenous appetite since birth. In fact Alycia was slightly overweight when she was a baby. 

Coming back to Baby C, I have also been feeding her with soup, bread, Heinz teething rusks, baby carrots (she doesn’t eat them though, she just likes biting them with her gums), black grapes and freshly squeezed grape juice, Australian peaches and apples. 

Baby C loves the Heinz teething rusks and fruits but she ain’t really interested in cereals. I find that I am forcing her to eat her cereals coz more often than not, she would whine and stuggle when she has eaten about half the amount of cereal in the bowl…. unless she is really hungry.  She would then fuss and whine until she gets her milkie directly from mummy’s teat teats.

I am really concerned with Baby C’s weight.   If she has another UTI, I know her weight will drop further.  I have been praying really hard that her weight will increase and that she will not get another UTI attack.  Oh how I wish Baby C is all grown up now and free from Kidney Reflux. 

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I Cut My Own Baby’s Flesh!

I Cut My Own Baby’s Flesh!

Nothing makes you feel bad enough than living with the guilt that you had hurt your own child. On the day that Baby C was hospitalized for yet another UTI attack and had to be put on IV drips last Friday, I had accidentally cut her flesh whilst […]

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Phobia Of Anything Fed To Her Using Spoon And Syringe

Phobia Of Anything Fed To Her Using Spoon And Syringe

When the IV line was prematurely taken off from her hand on Monday night, Baby C had to be given oral antibiotics (Zinnat) at the hospital. Zinnat must have tasted yucky coz Baby C bawled big time and struggled until she puked. Hubby and I […]

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My Check-Up At The Gynae’s Office

My Check-Up At The Gynae’s Office

I finally moved my butt after being kicked by hubby several times and made an appointment to see a gynae today.  I was supposed to see the gynae who delivered my 3 gals for a follow-up ultrasound scan of my uterus to see if the fibroid (which was detected during my yearly check-up before I was preggers with Baby C) is still there.  Since hubby is busy, I fixed an appointment to see a female gynae at the hospital near my place.

When I saw Dr Jason in April this year a few days after I had delivered Baby C, he had asked me to return to see him for a follow-up ultrasound scan in August.  With my endless trips to the hospital with Baby C due to her recurring UTIs, I have put my own health behind me and focused on Baby C.  What prompted me to see a gynae was that I was worried that I may be having vaginal yeast infection. I was worried that I would be passing my infection to Baby C as she’s still breastfed exclusively. 

Anyway, the ultrasound scan (abdomen and vaginal) showed NO fibroid in sight.  I was and am still in disbelief.  How can the fibroid disappear so quickly coz when Dr Jason did the ultrasound scan in April 08, it was still there.   Also, the gynae checked my down under and said there’s no yeast infection…. and I am in disbelief too coz I had it about 2 weeks ago.  I am such a wimp and hypochondriac, ain’t I?  Hubby told me that since I don’t trust any other gynaes except my fertility specialist (who is one of the best and most detailed gynaes I have seen), I should make an appointment to see him for another ultrasound scan.  Yup I will but I just hate the idea of having a male inspect my down under.  I will wait and procrastinate again.

Anyway, the female gynae who saw me today told me that vaginal yeast infection will not pass from me to my baby through breast milk.

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Hole In Baby C’s Hand

Hole In Baby C’s Hand

That’s the hole caused by the IV line on my poor baby’s hand.  The IV line was to have been removed on Wednesday morning but when the nurse tried to put the antibiotics drip through the line on Monday night, she noticed that my poor […]

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