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Surgery in babies

Lots of X-rays, Scans and Even An Echo Heart Scan

Lots of X-rays, Scans and Even An Echo Heart Scan

During Baby C’s 3-week stay in the hospital recently, she had gone through many types of scans from countless x-rays to a Fluoroscopy, ultrasound scans, a CT Scan and even an Echo Heart Scan!  That explains how our bill amounted to over RM50k!   During […]

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Albumin Drips For Baby C

Albumin Drips For Baby C

During her 3-week stay in the hospital, Baby C was given two 50ml syringes of albumin via IV drips to nourish her weakened body, as shown in the pic below: Each 50ml syringe cost a whopping RM300 ++.   Can you imagine how many eggs we […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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Appointment With New Pediatric Surgeon In Penang

Appointment With New Pediatric Surgeon In Penang

Our appointment with the new pediatric surgeon (who was referred to us by a pediatric surgeon in London) went well. This surgeon seemed very thorough, patient, confident and assuring. After a lengthy discussion, we were given a date for Baby C’s surgery. We will have […]

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Appointment With A New Pediatric Surgeon In Penang

Appointment With A New Pediatric Surgeon In Penang

We will be taking a flight to Penang this Thursday to meet with the pediatric surgeon / pediatric urologist who was recommended to us by a pediatric surgeon in London.  Our appointment with the pediatric surgeon, Dr N will be on Friday, at a private […]

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