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

Month: May 2009

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) For Baby C

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) For Baby C

After not having eaten any solids and having persistent vomiting for almost 3 weeks, Baby C was finally given Total Parenteral Nutritional (TPN) drips on Saturday last week, i.e. a day after her second surgery. Baby C had her first major surgery which was a […]

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Baby C’s Appendics

Baby C’s Appendics

This is Baby C’s appendics that were removed when our surgeon performed the surgery to fix her guts yesterday. Since he was performing an abdomen surgery, our doctor told us that he might just as well remove the appendics so that it will give us […]

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Could The Steamed Egg Be The Culprit?

Could The Steamed Egg Be The Culprit?

This pic was taken on the day Baby C was discharged from the hospital.  We had lunch at Ocean Green Seafood restaurant again.  I ordered a steamed egg and gave a few teaspoons to Baby C.   When we went to this restaurant for dinner a month ago, we ordered steamed egg, steamed fish and spinach soup for Baby C.  She ate them and was ok.   We are now suspecting that the steamed egg this time had Salmonella bacteria and that’s what’s causing Baby C the intestinal viral infection.  Anyway we will know the truth when the results of her stool culture are out tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.

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Post Surgery – Baby C Exercising

Post Surgery – Baby C Exercising

This is Baby C on the day before her discharge from the hospital. Putting her on the sofa-bed for her to practise walking can really cheer her up and put a big smile on her face.

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My Stay In The Hospital With Baby C

My Stay In The Hospital With Baby C

For 6 days, I’ve been feeling really sluggish… with fever, lots of phlegm, cough, a throbbing head and a runny nose. Despite having finished my antibiotics and meds, I am still feeling under the weather. My skin is also very dry and the skin round […]

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Nutrients Drips

Nutrients Drips

Today is the 5th day that my poor baby has not eaten any solid or semi-solid food. Some of the things that have been going into her tummy via her mouth are Vitamin C syrup, paracetamol syrup, anti bladder spasm meds, some breast milk, Cactus juice and water. That’s about it and my poor baby is still very weak from hunger, all the vomiting, pain and discomfort. She has been on Vamin Glucose drips (a nutrients and vitamins solution) along with the regular saline drips.

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Nasal Gastric Tube

Nasal Gastric Tube

When Baby C puked non-stop, well, like every half-hourly, though in small amounts, our doctor inserted a nasal gastric tube through her nostrils. The tube goes into her tummy. Our doctor then aspirated the gas out from her tummy through the tube. Each time she […]

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Baby C’s Post Surgery

Baby C’s Post Surgery

This is how my poor baby looked like yesterday… with tubes everywhere on her body – 4 tubes coming out from her tummy, one on her hand for the IV and one nasal gastric tube on her nose that gets connected to a bottle. My […]

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Organic Seaweed, Grains & Mixed Vegetables

Organic Seaweed, Grains & Mixed Vegetables

I bought a bottle of organic dried seaweed, grains and mixed vegetables from the organic shop the other day.  I meant to buy it for Baby C, to sprinkle them on her porridge.  On reading the label, I decided not to give it to her as it contains organic raw sugar and organic sea salt. 


The ingredients include seaweed, spinach, cabbage, purple sweet potato, organic wheatgrass, organic ryegrass, organic barley grass, organic buckwheat grass, soybean protein and sunflower oil.


That’s one of the ways I eat this seasoning powder – by sprinkling them on my hardboiled egg every morning. It can also be sprinkled on porridge and  bread. A bottle cost RM27.50 but this organic shop is having a stock clearance for this and sold it at RM20 a bottle. I find it tasty but my kids wouldn’t want to try it, haih!

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Cystoscopy For Baby C

Cystoscopy For Baby C

We were informed by our pediatric surgeon that he needs to perform a procedure called cystoscopy on Baby C on the day of the surgery.   That procedure is required in order for the surgeon to properly diagnose where the problem is before he performs the […]

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