Dehydrated So Soon – 2nd Visit to KK O&G

When I first realised that my hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness) is back, I knew I can manage this much better than I did the last time. For one thing – I promised myself that the moment I sense dehydration creeping in, I would immediately go to the O&G 24-hour clinic for hydration. So I went today and…

Highlights of My First Few Hours as a Mom

1) Throwing Up – Part One I gave birth at 9:23 PM on 22 May 2013, Wednesday. After everything was done, I had to stay at the delivery room for another hour to be monitored for excessive bleeding and other stuff that I wasn’t really listening to. I remember that they gave me a cup…

Refund from KK!

Today was a good day, and one of the main reasons is that we finally got our final hospital bill from KK Hospital. When my hubby was arranging my discharge papers, the person at the billing section told him that it was not yet the final bill, and that the final bill will only be…

Food I Don’t Want to See, Smell, Eat or Think About For Now

Since getting pregnant and experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum, there have been several food items that I’ve had a really strong aversion to, even though I used to love these before. Here are some of them. 1. tuyo (dried fish) My hubby and I have tuyo for breakfast on special occasions, since it’s one of our favorites. During…

Highlights of my KK Stay

Here are some “highlights” from my stay at KK: – I finally met my new gynecologist Dr. Natalie Chua on my second day (having gotten a referral from my previous gynecologist, which I mentioned here). Unfortunately, she dropped by my room a few minutes after my hubby went out to buy breakfast so he wasn’t…

Finding a New Doctor, and Wishing Potassium Drips Never Existed

My second day at KK Hospital was slightly more eventful than the first (which I wrote about here). One of the issues was that we have already decided to transfer from our current gynecologist Dr. Irene Chua at Gleneagles Hospital (whom we really really like, and who was also my sister’s doctor when she gave…

First Day at KK

I was admitted at KK Hospital Ward 72 Room 10 at 9:40 PM after my second trip to the emergency room in two days (which I wrote about here). We were told that the discharge time is 11:30 AM the next day, so if only I could get hydrated by then, we may be able…

Back to the ER

As I mentioned in my previous post, we left KK Hospital despite being told that I needed to be admitted for dehydration caused by hyperemesis gravidarum. The plan at that time was for me to try to drink more liquids – at least more than the 400ML of Gatorade that I have struggled to take for the past…

Off to the ER

December 1 (Saturday) was my hubby’s office Christmas party. When I first heard about it a few months ago, I was planning to go with him since family was invited plus I like his colleagues that I’ve met before. Unfortunately, when I started suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), I decided not to go since I was…

My Issue with Ondansetron

So after our check-up at Gleneagles Hospital (which I wrote about here), my gynecologist gave me a prescription for Ondansetron. We decided to get two tablets first since Zofran costs SGD45.00 (PHP1,485.00) each. While we were still at the hospital, I threw up several times, and I was holding on to hope that either my…

Never Thought I’d Be Worried About Losing Weight

All throughout my teens and twenties, I’ve been quite slim at a healthy 100 lbs. I started gaining weight in 2005, when my best friend became my boyfriend, probably because I was so happy to be with him and enjoyed eating with him. By the time we got married in 2009, I have already gained…

The Lowest of the Low

The 4th of November was not a good day. In fact, it was the worst day I had since I got pregnant. I have thrown up more than 10 times that day, was unable to keep any food or liquids down, and was feeling so weak that I couldn’t even get off the bed or…