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Doggie Cookies

Little girl is up and well…She is back to her usual routine yesterday, and as an encouragement, I asked her what would she love to have. Her reply was simple…she wanted to eat cookies! Since it is so easy, I told her, I would bake the Horlicks Doggie Cookie for her and she can enjoy when she’s back from school!

Got this recipe from here. Simple to do with clear instructions.

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Turn out was good and my cousin wiped out my cookies and left us with nothing when he went back home today! I am in the mood to bake!!

@ 30 Weeks

The visit was not so pleasant like before. I was asked about my birth options, as my placenta is too low, i can only go for csec and nothing else. Howeer, there’ll be a certain percentage of risk involved.

Gynae said my placenta, being too low, even during csec, they need to cut thru’ the placenta so that they can retrieve our little guy. Having said that, it also means I will bleed more than normal under this procedure. My blood count is not ideal. He gave me feso 4 (Iron tabs) and wanted me to take gingerly everyday.

If I can boost my blood supply in my body, I will not require any blood transfusion during the process, or even after it. I am worried of course. First of all, I hoped to be able to go natural this time, but seems like heaven decides otherwise. Though gynae mentioned that there might still be a chance for my placenta to pull up, I still decide for the worst. If the good happens. it happens!

Little guy is growing well. He weigh approximately 1313grams and is very active in wombsville. My only wish now is for him to thrive well during his last days in the womb and I hope to see a cute little thing in our arms soon! Our jiejie-to-be can’t wait to see her little bro! Counting down…67 days to go!

Eat. Gift. Love.

Had been trying to eat more nutritious meals for both myself and baby. This is my current fave with low fat milk!

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Baking order from Ann…

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chocochip-walnut cookies

First try in baking layered cake with whipped cream and mango…

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looks wise…not so nice. Taste wise…everyone loves it!!!

In the mail…

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A nice gift from Mamabliss, Pauline. It’s a lovely gift and we all love it! Thank you so much, Pauline 🙂

More than a thousand words…

The doting jiejie kisses didi many times a day!

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Home Sweet Home

After 4 days 3 nights of stay at KKH, we were discharged last evening!

What happened this time around is a special phase in our lifes. A phase where we, the four of us were pillars of support to one another and walking through a tough time.

Day one was a start of Ethyl’s horrifying experience at the hospital. She was put on drip, I guess one of the deepest impression she had upon her admission. Outside the treatment room, her doring Daddy and Mommy heard her…

“I want Daddy!!! I DON’T WANT INJECTIONS!!! I WANT TO GO OUT AND FIND DADDY!!! PAIN PAIN!!! SO PAINFUL!!! I DON’T WANT INJECTION!!! I WANT TO GO!!!”

I was pacing outside…Hubby was standing there, his eyes were red. Mine…was tear-streaked. She didn’t dare move or let us touch her left hand after that. She told me she saw blood, and I cried in front of her. I can’t hold back my tears. Till now, when I think of it, my heart still aches. Poor girl had to go through such an experience.

What followed were normal…the checks, the recommended treatment and the possible symptoms we might see the next few days.

We were fragile at a point like this. Visits and consoles from people around are really comforting and encouraging. Gina and Ken came to visit. They were the first visitors we had. Upon seeing the niece who loves to bicker with her suffering, I saw her nose red and eyes watery. Yes, anyone who saw the kids there would react the same.

Ethyl was lethargic and could not even greet anyone. We chatted and they left not too long as they had something on. Next, the doting PoPo came. Mom’s heart was pierced when she saw the drip on her lovely grandbaby…my young cousins came to visit her as well. She was happy to see kids around her. That is also when Hubby and I made a trip home to get soem stuff, preparing my stay for the “chalet”.

Ann and Laurence came too. They had Lleroy with them, thus they took turns to visit Ethyl in her ward. It was sweet of them to do so!

SIL (Hubby’s sis), BIL and MIL came shortly after we were back at the hospital. They went for dinner together (except me) while I tended to my precious in the ward. They all left around 9ish, Mom and Hubby left slightly later.

I felt kinda lost and helpless when they all left. The nurses knew that I was pregnant and helped me quite a bit.

Night one was no fun. one person was snoring so loudly that I couldn’t rest, another was watching a show and on it soooo loud, another was having picnic and chatting with her Hubby…GOSH!!! I was dead tired and wanted to rest, I simply couldn’t! It was so frustrating!

I guess I only slept for not more that 3 hours while trying to wink between the checks and the feeds.

I was zombie-fied the next morning. Too tired due to serious sleep deprevation. Since there were other patients with more than one parent staying, I told Hubby I would stay with him for night 2. Mom was worried about me…and requested to help me attend to Ethyl for night 2, I refused. I will never be able to rest well if I were to sleep at home.

We had my aunt, my godma, godsis and her daughter here to visit Ethyl. Ann, Gina, Mom came as well…Time passes fast with people to chat with us.

Ethyl developed fever on this day, and was given suppositories. What happened next were the struggles…

Her butt was red as she’s having diarrhea. Plus the inertion of the meds, it made her feel worse, but that’s the only solution to give her her meds to control the temperature.

Day 2 and night 2 was the easiet for me among all the days. Hubby was with me the whole day. He even stayed at the hospital together at night to help me attend to Ethyl. I managed to catch some sleep on this day too!

Mom was my breakfast delivery in charge. She would bring me my breakfast everyday. I really thank her for her help and support for those days. She’s tired as well.

I began to feel the strain and stress on day 3. Ethyl’s fever shot up to 40degC, the suppository insertions were frequest till I could no longer torlerate the fights. I asked the nurse why do they keep giving paracetemol when it doesn’t aid in bringing the temperature down? They checked with the doc and returned with a meds similiar to brufen. This helps! It brought down Ethyl’s fever at last! They should have done so before I asked isn’t it?! Anyways…

the next 2 days were about the same. Ethyl was allowed to take in fluids and she took it without throwing up, a good indication that she is able to torlerate something in her tummy. By day 3, she complained that her hand is painful and we can see, her hand that was still attached to the drip looks swollen and puffy till my girl refused to move or let us touch it.

I requested to let her be off drip with the doc, and yes, I promise to fill her up with lotsa fluid if they were to remove the drip. There was another struggle when the drip was removed. But this time, it was better. At least, the drip is off.

Then, she could drink milk…slowly we could feed her something soft…she took biscuits, and she took them well. 🙂

What happened next was the refusal of oral meds. I told the doc she refused and they took the meds away, saying since she is not having fever, no longer puking, they’ll let her be off meds and monitor her hourly. PHEW!!! A great relief for all of us!

Night came and the doc says they KIV Ethyl for discharge the next evening. This was really good news!

Hubby had to return to work, and so, Mom accompanied on Tuesday. Since Ethyl will be discharged on this day, Hubby said he’ll take half day off to pick us up. The wait was long…we all wanted to go home.

Do you know how Ethyl pleaded with me when I had to force her with meds? We shouted, struggled and wrestled…she said, “Mommy…I love you…but I don’t want to drink medicine already…I so scared!!!”. I teared as I tried to explain to her. Sms-ed Hubby and told me I am really stressed out by this whole episode.

Now, the ordeal is finally over I hope! She is now resting…I hope she can get well really soon! Here are some activities we had to make her happy.

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trying my new phone…Hubby rewarded me with a new phone 🙂

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Kiddy rides for her

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and more rides for her…

She had nitghmares sometimes. Poor girl, this episode is really a tough one for her! Now everything will be over!

Ethyl was not her usual self since saturday…It is so heart wrenching to see my daughter ailing and I can do nothing to ease her pains. I felt guilty to both her and the unborn. Hubby is my pillar of support and strength provider.

Some part of my life is so different for the past 2 days…now, it is different. Today I see…

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her cheeky face

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her priceless smiles

PLUS the conversations we had!

Her fever is yo-yo-ing and hope she could get well and be discharged by tomorrow.

Thank you for the wishes and prayers…I may be unable to reply to the comments. We really appreciate the thoughts. Thank you!

It is now 2142hrs on my laptop. I am now blogging from KKH…Ethyl was admiitted today, and she is under observation.

What exactly happened? The initial diagnosis is gastritis, accompanied by a very stubborn virus that caused her stomach flu and diarrhea.

It all started from 2ish in the morning. She started vomitting on and off. We decided to bring her to the GP (24hrs clinic) to get some medical help. We were given oral meds as the locum doc feels that her condition is very mild (it is a very wrong disgnosis), but I requested for suppository for back up…just in case the worst happens. I guess a Mommy’s instinct is never wrong.

She puked her oral meds in 2 mins after the feed. We struggled and wrestle with her to insert the suppository in her. After much resistance, she was finally calmed and dozed off…Hubby and I were dead tired, but I couldn’t sleep.

Hours after hours…I thought everything should have been fine and at around 7, she said she wanted to vomit! Oh my goodness!!! This spells bad…she puked and after that, she told me…”Mommy, my panty is wet…” She lost control of her motion and they ran like tap…it happened several times and by 9ish, I could no longer see her in agony. Mom called in time to ask about her, and popped by to help me look after her while I bathed and prepare to bring her to KKH. No second thoughts as I felt her case was more serious than we thought.

She could no longer take in fluid. All I could do is make her glucose and let her take sip by sip to help hydrate her, it just won’t help! The more I feed, the more she puked!

Dad sent us to KKH, Hubby left work and met us at A & E. Seeing how weak and lethargic our precious is, our hearts simply aches million.

What happened was fast…she had her check, seen the doc, and was told she needs to be admitted. Poor baby…

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Upon admission, we were seen by 2 docs, they decided to put Ethyl on drip because she is unable to stomach anything that goes in through her mouth. No choice, I knew she hate it, but for her good, we had to make such a decision. Look at her hand….

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She was brought to the treatment room to get this done. Oh…I do not have the courage to follow, Daddy brought her in and was told we had to wait outside. We were about 4meters apart…I hear her pleas and cries…OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!!! I told myself I had to be brave and not to shed a tear in front of her. Till now, my heart simply melts…I shed lotsa tears, in front and behind her.

When we were at the observatory ward, we saw 3 nurses trying to pin down the boy and put the drip on him. Ethyl said, “Mommy, the boy until like that…so poor thing…”. I replied and told her no matter what she has to be brave and she nodded saying, “Mommy, I don’t want injection and put meds in my backside ok?”. I nodded and told her, I will try my best to tell the doc, but if the doc feels she needs them, she had to take it bravely.

To brighten up my gal, we had nice balloons! One from me, one from her Ah Yi, one from her young uncle. Thanks so much for the thoughts! SIL (Hubby’s sis) came and brought her a piglet cushion and she loves it too! Thanks so much!

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I also thank whoever visits us and send their regards. Ethyl will be on drip for day 1, they’ll try and feed her fluid tomorrow and see how she reacts. Hope she’ll be cleared and go home on Monday. I didn’t wink since 2ish….till now, I still can’t sleep! Hubby will be here early as I insisted I wanted to stay with Ethyl for the night. I hope she’ll be fine…Get well soon, my darling!!!

My Good Darling

She is now at a stage where I felt helpless and challenged sometimes. She is an angel in the mornings, and became a rebellious babe in the evening. She’d be threading on my nerves and making me angry.

I tried very very hard…I lost my temper all the times with her in the evenings. She is clingy, but she is lovely…I still love you heaps my girl. Be good an make me angery lesser ok? You always tell Mommy that you will not make me angry the next day before sleeping…you were good when we were together in the morning, but you are a changed girl when in the evenings. What went wrong? I love you, and do not wish to raise my voice at you all the time. Be good dearie. I love you!

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