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…

Nervous Mom – 1st Visit to KK (O&G)

I’ve been trying to get an appointment to see a gynaecologist to confirm the pregnancy. At first I wanted whoever was recommended by Ate Ailine, who works in KK, but in my desperation I would have agreed with ANY female gynae. Unfortunately, there’s a looooong waiting period for gynaes at KK Hospital, so the earliest…

Blood in the Poop and One Scared Mom

The doctor warned us to watch out for blood in the poop, and the next day, there was blood in the poop, and one scared mom. She would wail very loudly every time she poops, and we were at our wits’ end, so we decided to rush back to KK Hospital. The waiting time wasn’t…

Too Much Poop

When I went home on Friday night, our helper told me that Lia pooped 4x the whole day. It wasn’t watery or anything, but it was strange since she usually poops just once every one or two days. That night, she pooped an additional 3x, so I started becoming concerned. The next day, she pooped…

We’re Back to the Doctor

Lia is still sick. I’ve been using the Iliadin nose drop and Bromhexine religiously, but she’s not getting any better. We brought her back to Dr. Shermela Appan at The Children’s Medical Centre, who finally gave her antibiotics and a new nose drop. Hope this helps. Here’s the breakdown of our bill. Review 40.00 Betamethasone…

And Now She’s Sick

We went swimming last Saturday, and by Monday afternoon she already had a runny nose. She didn’t have a fever but she kept coughing and sniffling the whole day, and would wake several times at night crying because she couldn’t breathe. I would have to carry her in an upright position to make it easier…

Last Needles for a While – Lia’s 5th Month of Immunisation

We’ve been busy lately with the move and all, so I haven’t had time to check through Lia’s health booklet to see where we are in terms of her immunisations. For whatever reason, I thought that the last of the monthly vaccines would be next month (on her sixth month), so I was pleasantly surprised…

The End Is in Sight… Our 4th Month Immunisations

We were supposed to take Lia for her 4th month immunisation on Wednesday, 25 Sep, since my hubby doesn’t work on Wednesdays and I was planning to go on leave. However, since she was sick on the Monday prior, we could only do her immunisation on a Saturday, which was 28 Sep. I asked our…

Mothers Cannot Afford to Get Sick. Period.

One of the things I worry about is my helper getting sick, because then I would have to go on leave to take care of Lia. As a preventive measure of sorts, I bought her vitamins and paid for her flu shot. I also bought vitamins for my hubby and got everyone to eat more…

I Wasn’t Prepared for This (Baby’s 3rd Month Immunisations)

Baby Lia is now three months old, so we went back to The Children’s Medical Centre at Bishan for her third month immunisations. For those who don’t live in Singapore, the government has a list of required immunisations as well as the schedule in the Health Booklet. At birth, baby should get the BCG (tuberculosis)…

Second Month Check-Up at KK Hospital – 90th Percentile!

We went to KK Hospital today for our baby’s scheduled second month check-up to see if everything is going well. Since we already had our HepB second dose at The Children’s Medical Centre at Bishan, we did not have to get a jab during this check up. FYI, the second dose can be given either…

Some Sad News on My Sixth Week Check-Up

During the first four months of my pregnancy, I went to Dr. Irene Chua, who was my sister’s gynaecologist. She used to work at KK Hospital, but she has since set up her private clinic at Gleneagles Hospital. Unfortunately, it was too expensive for us to keep seeing her especially during the time I was…