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

Month: November 2011

Living Room Makeover

Living Room Makeover

Now that I am writing for Ikea and receiving monthly cash vouchers from them, I am seriously thinking of making over our living room area, where the TV is. The couch seriously needs a change in the covers or better still completely change them to […]

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All Is Well

All Is Well

My overly anxious and worried hubby had spent his RM75 unnecessarily at the GP. That same night itself yesterday, Sherilyn’s fever subsided. The only medication that I gave her was a Volran suppository to bring down the temperature of 38.9 degrees Celsius and fed her […]

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Sherilyn Is Down With Fever

Sherilyn Is Down With Fever

Sherilyn has fallen ill. She has been complaining of a painful ulcer in her mouth for the past few days. Yesterday, she came back from school sniffing away, with a blocked nose. This morning she refused to get out from her bed. When she did, she ran to me and said “mummy, touch my forehead. I have fever!”. I touched it but it didn’t feel hot. I checked her temperature and it was less than 36 degrees Celsius. But I knew she would fall sick as she was very crabby, appeared listless and even told me that she did not want to go out for brunch. If ever this girl tells me that she wants to stay home to sleep, I don’t even need the thermometer to check her temperature. After a drink of freshly squeezed orange with Manuka honey, she puked on the dining table. After throwing up, she told me that she felt better and wanted to join us for brunch at Ficelle. In the car, she revealed that she chomped down 4 sausages and loads of french fries at her school party yesterday. And she claimed that her teacher forced her to eat them all. Nah, I knew that’s her excuse, fearing that I would give her a good bashing for eating junk food.  That could be one of the causes of the fever as she has a very ‘heaty’ body and sensitive throat.

While we had brunch at Ficelle, Sherilyn insisted that she stayed inside the car to sleep and grabbed her daddy’s freshly ironed long sleeves shirt to cover herself. She was shivering (an effect of high fever) and I knew that her body temperature is slowly and surely shooting up. After a quick brunch, her ever-panicky daddy insisted that she has to be seen by the doctor. Daddy is always switched to panick mode whenever his angels are down with a fever, while me – I always prefer a ‘wait and see for 2 days to let the body heal naturally’. Most of the time, I managed to treat my girls naturally without any meds. He then dragged us to the clinic for his angel to be checked and prescribed with meds by the doctor. I am one who hates meds, especially antibiotics. I don’t feed my body with meds, unless I am down right sick and weak and need some quick fix to get well. Anyway, I listened to him to quell his worries… but I have yet to feed Sherilyn with the meds. I have only inserted one Volran suppository to help bring down her temperature of 39 degrees Celsius… and also to help her feel more comfortable so that she can eat something to prevent a gassy stomach, which will in turn lead to colicky stomachache.

She is asleep now, after a lunch of a very small meal of chicken rice (only 2 tablespoon of rice and a small wedge of chicken meat) and later some pears. Hopeful that she will get well soon to be able to enjoy her school holiday.



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What The Year End Means

What The Year End Means

The holidays have just started. The year end is the time where we make our yearly ‘pilgrimage’ to Penang – firstly for Baby to see the surgeon and to do a yearly ultrasound scan. Secondly, it is fun time for the girls at the hotel […]

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Of Dimples and Eye Lashes

Of Dimples and Eye Lashes

My girls have pretty long eye lashes, with Alycia having the longest and most luscious eye lashes among the three of them, thanks to her daddy’s genes. She also has 2 deep and sweet dimples on both sides of her cheeks, also thanks to her […]

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Health Freak Baby

Health Freak Baby

Here is my 3.5YO vampire girl sipping on a mug of beet root-mulberry-apple-orange juice. She calls this red concoction ‘blood juice’ LOL!

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Treating Sore Throat Naturally

Treating Sore Throat Naturally

For the first time in her life, my 3.5YO toddler almost lost her voice last week. Her voice was really hoarse and throaty. When I asked her if her throat hurt, she said a little bit. And that was the first time in her life […]

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