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

Month: March 2010

Turn Off The Air Conditioner Please

Turn Off The Air Conditioner Please

Our electricity bills for the past 3 months have been soaring high. This is usually the case during the hot season when the air conditioner will be turned on throughout the night in the girls’ room and ours. While hubby isn’t really complaining yet, I […]

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Psyllium Husk To Relief Baby’s Constipation

Psyllium Husk To Relief Baby’s Constipation

I have been feeding psyllium husk to Baby for over 2 weeks to relief her constipation and it’s working.  She can now move her bowels almost everyday and her stools are no longer rock hard.  I am going to continue feeding her with psyllium husk […]

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New Nestle Cheerios

New Nestle Cheerios

Cheerios is finally in Malaysia! Nestle Malaysia has introduced its breakfast cereals, Multi Grain Cheerios, to Malaysian consumers. Multi Grain Cheerios is lightly sweetened and has a combination of five nutritious grains — rice, corn, wheat, oats and barley, as well as 10 vitamins and minerals.

I bought a pack of Nestle Cheerios on the day of Baby’s eye surgery to cheer her up and it indeed brought cheer to her.  She survived only on Cheerios, soup and milk after the eye surgery. If you want to sample the new Nestle Cheerios, you can head over to Jaya Jusco @ Mid Valley. They are giving free samples for Cheerios as well as their other new product, a corn flakes for the weight watchers.

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5 Hours Post Eye Surgery

5 Hours Post Eye Surgery

This is Baby about 5 hours after her Chalazion eye surgery on Thursday. She recovered pretty well this time – no vomiting and no post-op grogginess.  She slept for about 2 hours after the surgery coz that was her usual nap time and she had […]

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Baby’s Eye Chalazion Surgery

Baby’s Eye Chalazion Surgery

My hubs and I almost choked on the surgery bill on Thursday. The Chalazion surgery, which is a very minor surgery only took 5 minutes. The ophthalmologist removed a lot of pus and other jelly-like liquid from under Baby’s eyelid. Though the surgery was minor […]

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Baby’s Eye Chalazion Surgery

Baby’s Eye Chalazion Surgery

This is Baby about 2 hours post surgery yesterday. In this picture, she was pointing to daddy’s Big Mac bun. On normal days, she would push the rather bland sesame bun away but yesterday, she was really famished! She just stuffed the bun into her mouth and with the bun still in her mouth, she was asking for more.  However, she did not appear thirsty though.  I had expected her to chug down a gallon of water when she could finally drink but I was wrong.  She only wanted my milkie.  My helper and I had to force her drink lots of fluids. I was also worried that the lack of fluids in her body will pave way for the pesky bacteria to wreck havoc in her urinary system again. Sigh…. this child of mine has so many health issues!

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Ensure That You Are Insured

Ensure That You Are Insured

When we were at the specialist eye centre yesterday for Baby’s eye surgery to remove the pus from a Chalazion on her lower eyelid, there were many patients there who had undergone a lazer surgery to fix their Cataract problem. A lazer surgery to fix […]

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Baby Has Eye Chalazion And Needs A Minor Operation

Baby Has Eye Chalazion And Needs A Minor Operation

Remember my earlier post on the swollen bump under Baby’s right eyelid? It has turned bigger plus it looks like there is pus inside the boil / stye. Yesterday we brought Baby to our regular paed and he has referred us to an ophthalmologist. He […]

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Beating The Constipation

Beating The Constipation

Baby’s paed and surgeon had warned us many times that one of the causes of UTI is constipation. Constipation will put pressure on the bladder and the unmoved wastes in the guts contain bacteria. Thus it’s very important that she moves her bowels everyday. Unfortunately, Baby has been suffering from constipation for the past few months. I suspect that this is one of the causes of the bacteria in her urine lately. I would not say that she had a UTI coz she has no fever, no vomiting and is well. Only her urine looked cloudy and smelled foul.

Last week when we brought Baby to the paed, he prescribed her with these stuff to help regulate Baby’s bowel movement:

Restore probiotics (which is freaking costly!), Lactulose syrup, Novalac formula for constipated toddlers and enema.  So far, I have not used this enema on Baby.  I have been feeding Baby with psyllium husk twice a day (1/2 teaspoon each time) and thank God, her bowel movement is quite regular now. I may continue Baby on Novalac (skimmed cow’s milk) since she is accepting it quite well.

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Baby’s Swollen Eye

Baby’s Swollen Eye

First, Baby’s right eye was reddish. The same day the eye turned reddish, she had a fall from the chair and landed face down on the cold hard floor. The lower right eye (the part that’s above the cheek and just below the eyes) hit […]

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