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

Month: January 2009

A Day Of Screaming And Crying For Baby C

A Day Of Screaming And Crying For Baby C

Today is the day that Baby C did the IVP and MCUG procedures at the hospital. We spent almost the whole day at the hospital and it was a day of non-stop yelling, wailing and bawling for poor baby. After feeding her the sedation meds […]

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Wholesome Quick Fix Lunch For My Girls

Wholesome Quick Fix Lunch For My Girls

Whenever I run out of time and need a quick fix lunch for Alycia and Sherilyn, this is what I’ll prepare… their all-time favorite: Cold cha soba (cold green tea noodles) with chilled organic cha soba sauce, sprinkled with some toasted sesame seeds for added […]

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Organic Cold Soba Sauce

Organic Cold Soba Sauce

I bought a bottle of organic cold soba sauce from the organic shop last week.   It’s free of preservatives, colorings, sugar and other chemical additives.   Check out the ingredients in the label on the bottle here:

I use the soba sauce to prepare cold green tea noodles for Alycia and Sherilyn. They, especially Sherilyn are absolutely crazy over the cold noodles. I prepare this noodles for them at least 2-3 times in a week. It’s really easy and fast to prepare, not to mention healthy too.


Organic green tea noodles with organic cold soba sauce and toasted sesame seeds.
The cold soba sauce needs to be diluted with some water before pouring into the chilled noodles. No heating is needed for the sauce.


I can also add 1 tablespoon of the cold soba sauce onto my steamed Anzen organic tofu. It’s simple and fast to cook and wholesome too. Baby C loves tofu! Hopefully she’ll still love tofu when she grows up.

Verdict of the cold soba sauce : delicious…. my 2 picky eaters love it!  Will definitely buy again.  Costs RM12.90 a bottle.

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Cranberry Capsules

Cranberry Capsules

Thanks to one of my blog readers who informed me that I can buy cranberry capsules from GNC, I managed to buy a bottle yesterday.  Each capsule consists of 500mg cranberry juice concentrate powder, which is crimson in color.  It taste a tad tarty and […]

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Update On Baby C’s UTI

Update On Baby C’s UTI

We had an appointment with our pediatric nephrologist at SJMC today.  I woke up early today, skipped my jogging/gym, got my 2 older gals ready for school by 8:15am and then woke baby up.  I had to feed her lots of fluid so that she has enough […]

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Baby C’s Breakfast

Baby C’s Breakfast

That’s Baby C’s breakfast :


Clockwise from top : Millenium Cactus juice (1 tablespoon, diluted with water), Bio Strath herbal yeast supplement (3ml, diluted with water), plain water, papaya, Gardenia white bread with some butter.

Bread with President butter, cut up into small bites.

It normally takes me 45 mins to an hour to feed baby her breakfast.  Baby hates the Bio Strath herbal yeast supplement but she’s got no choice but to eat it as it’s recommended by our doctor.  She used to struggle and cry when I fed it to her but things are slightly better now coz she has the bread and baby Rusks to go as treats with the supplement.  Baby loves bread and butter to bits… just like mummy and all her cheh chehs!  She can chomp down one slice of bread on some days.

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IVP And MCUG Postponed

IVP And MCUG Postponed

Our pediatric nephrologist has told us to postpone the IVP and MCUG scheduled to be carried out on Baby C tomorrow (Monday) as she has an infection going on in her urinary tract.  We have another appointment with our nephrologist scheduled for Wednesday next week and […]

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Baby C In IV Line Again

Baby C In IV Line Again

It’s really sad that I have to post this again. This post seems to appear in my blogs every month. Yesterday, we were at the ER of SJMC the whole night and only left at 11ish pm. Baby C’s pee has been smelling foul on […]

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Update On Baby’s Kidney Reflux

Update On Baby’s Kidney Reflux

My maid and I spent our entire morning at the hospital today.  First we brought Baby C to the Imaging Department for an ultrasound scan of her kidneys and urinary tract.  While waiting for our turn, I quickly fed Baby C some freshly squeezed orange juice, cactus juice and probiotics which I’d put in a bottle.  After the ultrasound scan (which Baby C struggled and bawled till she almost puked), off we went to the procedures room to have her pee collected.  Spent around half an hour collecting her pee.  Next, my maid and I brought Baby C’s pee to the lab for the test to be done.  We then went back to the Imaging Dept. to collect the ultrasound scan report.  After all the running about up and down the hospital, we had to wait another half an hour to see the pediatric nephrologist. 

The ultrasound scan showed that Baby C indeed has a duplicated or duplex system on the right side of her kidney.  She has 2 ureters instead of one and one of the ureters is lying too lowly to the bladder.  Our doctor suggested that an IVP and another MCUG (the first MCUG was performed at HUKM about half a year ago) to be carried out to see if the ureters are blocked and to see what’s going on in her kidneys and urinary tract system. The 2 procedures have been scheduled to be carried out for Monday next week.   If there are blockages, a surgery has to be performed.  Baby C would have to be sedated before the 2 procedures are being carried out.  This will be the first time that my baby would have to be sedated and I’m really worried…. worried that the sedation meds will have little or no effect on her and that she will not go to sleep or will wake up in the midst of the procedure…. and bawl big time till she pukes.  One time, when our doctor was trying to insert a catheter into her uretra to collect her pee, she was so traumatized that she cried till she puked everywhere in the procedures room.  Am also worried that the sedation meds will be too strong on Baby C, so much that she won’t wake up!  Looks like I’ll have more things to worry about in the days and months to come.  This is only the tip of the iceberg.  I’m praying that all these will come to an end by this year.

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Sherilyn’s All Well Now

Sherilyn’s All Well Now

After 5 days of being down with high fever, a swollen throat and stuffy nose, my little cili padi is back on her feet again.  She started going to pre-school again yesterday, attended her second ballet lesson (and wore her new ballet costume and she […]

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