• 04Aug

    Rascal #2 always has problems with her digestive system and tummy. From young, she is a very constipated child. She throws up very easily too when she was an infant right up to 3 years old. At one time, she would puke at 12 midnight every other night. I thought it was really spooky and jinx! But she outgrew this problem when she was about 3.5 years old, after Baby C was born.

    The other day, she complained that her tummy was painful. I thought it was just one of her excuses when it came to drinking milk or eating dinner. It was on a Sunday and we were rushing to go to church. After about 2 hours lying on the couch, she threw up. We brought her to the doctor’s when her temperature shot up to 38 degrees Celsius. She was also given the enema as she could not poo poo for 2 days.

    For the rest of the day, she was very weak. She threw up each time she ate or drank anything, including plain water. She was so weak that she complained that her legs hurt and she almost fell when she came off the adult potty in the bathroom. That was the 2nd time this year that she had this problem. I suspect that there’s a lot of wind in her tummy.

    My sick kitten lying listlessly on the couch. She hardly ever feels weak or tired as she is always bursting with energy.

    The following day, she rested at home and skipped school. I did not feed her with the meds that the doctor prescribed and she recovered on her own.

  • 24Jan

    On Saturday, we spent almost the whole day at Times Square. We spent almost 3 hours at the Cosmo’s World indoor theme park, which is the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia. We only had lunch at about 3pm and had some light dim sum and wan tan meen at a restaurant at Times Square. Half way through eating, Sherilyn complained of tummy ache and wanted to do her poopie business. After pooping at the toilet, she still complained of tummy ache but she was still very active. After lunch, we walked around Times Square and snapped some pix of the beautiful Chinese New Year deco. Just as we were about to leave, Sherilyn puked all her lunch out.

    Sherilyn continued vomiting in the car throughout our journey home. Luckily I had kept a baby plastic changing mat in the car and let her sit on it. I used up all the plastic bags I had in my bag to store her vomit. After dropping us at home, hubs brought Sherilyn to the ER. She was given an anti-vomiting suppository and a bunch of meds. Back home, she continued vomiting. When she had nothing else to vomit, she vomited yellow bile liquid.  I think she puked about 7-8 times yesterday evening.  But she had no spike in temperature and no diarrhea. I was quite certain that she had trapped wind in her tummy coz I am one who would surely have tummy ache and bad nausea if I skip a meal or feel very stressed up.

    I read from www.chinesemedicinetools.com that an irregular diet, whether cold or hot foods / no scheduled meal times can cause spleen dysfunction, thus causing phlegm to go upward with stomach Qi and cause vomiting. Lesson learned for me. In future if we bring the kids to any theme park before lunch, we will smuggle in some buns and biscuits for the kids to munch on.

    This was how we treated Sherilyn without using any meds:

    1) Let her have small sips of water at every half hourly.

    2) Let her sleep and rest.

    3) No food for her.  Only gave her plain cream crackers when she stopped puking and asked for food. However, she had not much appetite and only took a small bite of the cream crackers.

    4) No milk for her for 1-2 days.

    5) Applied some anti-wind oil on her tummy.

    6) Gave her 100 Plus and oral rehydration salt (ORS). Sherilyn preferred the former and when she felt better, she drank almost half a cup of 100 Plus. I poured out the 100 Plus into a cup and stirred it to release the gas from the drink.

    The bunch of meds that the MO prescribed to Sherilyn.  He even prescribed antibiotics.  But I fed none of these to Sherilyn.  Today, Sherilyn is back to normal and her appetite came back.

  • 31Dec

    I’ve heard about the BRAT diet for vomiting toddlers but I can’t remember what they are. When Sherilyn vomited 5 times several days ago after she overate some ramen and udon noodles at the Japanese restaurant the night before, I surfed the internet to check what the BRAT diet is.

    Just before surfing the internet, I had put in a few slices of bread into my toaster to make toasted bread (homemade organic wholewheat bread with walnuts and cranberries). I was really engrossed reading the BRAT diet, which consists of bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. Suddenly I remembered my toast when I read the word ‘TOAST’. O_o, I quickly ran to the kitchen to turn off the toaster and some of my toasts were partially burnt!

    I had to scrape off the burnt sides from my toast. Luckily not all my toasts were burnt and Sher and I could still eat them.

    Sherilyn who vomited 5 times lay like a dead dog on the couch.  She was so weak that she dozed off on the couch after her lunch which consisted of toasts and Ribena.

  • 29Dec

    Last night, Daddy brought Alycia and Sherilyn to the Japanese restaurant at our condo for dinner.  I stayed home with Baby C as she was super cranky yesterday due to another UTI attack.  They had dinner at around 9pm.   According to daddy, Sherilyn stuffed herself full with lots of udon and ramen.  This brat of mine is a noodles lover and can really wallop oodles of plain noodles at any time, without realizing her little tummy’s limit.  After stuffing herself full with noodles, she gulped down half a tumbler of plain water.  When she got home, she requested for milk. 

    The next morning, she woke up and cried.  I sensed something amiss coz she would normally wake up feeling refreshed and happy.  After drinking a bottle of 7 ounces milk which my maid fixed for her, she threw up when my maid was brushing her teeth.  After throwing up, she went back to bed and slept for another hour.  When she got up, I gave her some water but she threw up again.  After she had rested for about an hour, I gave her a piece of wholewheat crackers.  She took a few bites and minutes later, she puked again.  An hour later, I gave a few sips of water.  Minutes later, she ran to me and hugged me (which was quite unlike of her to do that).  The next thing I knew, she ran to the bathroom sink, climbed up the stool and puked again.  My poor baby puked about 4 times in the morning.

    When I reheated some Unagi (Japanese grilled eel) with rice for Alycia for lunch, Sherilyn demanded to have rice too.  I didn’t want to give her any food but she kicked up a fuss and I gave in to her demand.  I gave her 2 teaspoons of plain rice with some Terriyaki sauce and she was all smiles again.  When I fixed myself some homemade toasts, Sherilyn also requested for some and demanded to have granny’s homemade peanut butter on her toasts.  I was reluctant to give her peanut butter but I know this brat would never leave me alone if her request wasn’t met, so I gave her a small dollop of peanut butter and this brat was satisfied.  When Alycia ransacked the fridge after lunch to look for desserts and took out some organic crackers to munch on, Sherilyn also wanted some crackers.  I gave in to her request since salty crackers are supposed to be good for people who are nauseated. I was really worried that she would puke but thank God she didn’t. 

    After lunch, Sherilyn dozed off on the couch.  When she woke up, I gave her a glass of Ribena which she took small sips and finished the glass of Ribena over 2 hours. 

    Later in the evening, daddy brought Alycia and Sherilyn shopping at Ikea.  Sherilyn had vermicelli soup.  I hope her tummy will be able to tolerate and hold down the food, without anymore vomiting.

  • 17Dec

    I think Alycia most likely had indigestion (a result of over-eating, mostly junk food) coz she did not purge and she stopped puking today. I’ve not given her any milk since last night until this morning and I think I will skip milk for her for the rest of today. It’s best is to let her fast and let her guts rest. The best diet is soup, juice and some plain crackers but guess what? This morning Alycia woke up very early and came knocking on my room door, waking up Baby C.  She kept telling me that she’s hungry… of course…… coz she puked last night after drinking half a glass of water and her tummy was empty the whole night.  She said she wanted milk but I told her that she can’t drink milk. Then she said this to me “mummy, can I bring all the Kit Kat in the fridge back to KL tomorrow?” This junk food lover remembers her Kit Kat and still wants to eat them. Looks like all the puking yesterday has not scared her a wee bit and she’s still undeterred to eat junk food! She is just as stubborn as her mummy!

    Anyway, Alycia ate a slice of homemade multi-grain and multi-seed toasted bread, 2 slices of organic veggie and whetgerm crackers with homemade pineapple jam (my mum made it yesterday), half a persimmon and a glass of water, split into 2 sessions for breakfast today.   She also ate half a cup of Calci-Yum in the mid morning.  Now she’s eating kon loh mai fun (rice vermicelli with some dark sauce) that koong koong bought.  Hopefully she’ll be A-ok.


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I am a WFHM with 3 beautiful girls - Alycia, Sherilyn and Cassandra. I quit the job that I love to stay home with my 3 angels as that's what I've always wanted to do. I am a health freak, fitness freak and a clean freak too. I love to eat and live healthily and I want my kids and hubby to do the same too. Apart from being obsessed with good health, I am obsessed with fashion! I own an online store that sells ladies and kids clothing. Check out my online store at Old & New Stuff For Sale

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