Sunday, December 20, 2009
Gosh, sharing and reminiscing the past events still hurt and cause goosebumps on my arms, as much as I want to give you all details, I have to stop, we cried and prayed for her safety and fast recovery, good thing was we have friends and relatives that has been supportive with this ordeal. Eventually, after 7 days in the hospital, she got out, although she had blood transfusion, we were grateful that she's well and alive, we might have shelled out quite a lot of our savings but it does not matter, we could still find and earn it. Now, the thing that we are thankful for is the boiled tawa-tawa that my mother made for my baby's fever, she said it's the herbal medicine she uses when someone got fever in the family.
I also got an email which I kept from a yahoogroup prayer team subscription and followed their advise. It says, "Accordingly, get raw papaya leaves, 2pcs just cleaned and pound and squeeze with filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf; serve two tablespoon per serving once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water, it will loose it's strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or sap. It is very bitter and you have to swallow it like "Won Low Kat", it works. Papaya juice has cooling effect. Thus, it helps to reduce the level of heat in one's body, thus the fever will go away. I found that it's also good when one is having sore throat or suffering from heat. Also boiled tawa-tawa(visaya) weed juice, drink the whole day."
We decided there's no harm in trying so we just continued to let my baby drink it, forced her actually to drink, my hubby's aunt and cousin also said to buy a mangagaw juice which is available in rose pharmacy, said it actually helped cure dengue. With God's help, my baby now is fine and gaining weight, and she returned to her "kulit" self.
Thank God and thank you for all the prayers.. :-)
Friday, October 2, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
This information was given to us by the Pedias of my babies so I would like everyone to know what you've paid for :-)
Friday, September 18, 2009
To all the mothers out there, these are the signs and symptoms of severe dehydration:
- Tiredness or Weakness
- Inability to Drink
- Deep Breathing
- No Tears When Crying
- And Cold Extremities (such as hands and feet)
Now, don't wait for this to happen to your baby, protect your baby and talk to your doctor about rotavirus and prevention... :-)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
- Hepatitis B
- HiB Disease
For more information, I suggest you ask your Pediatrician about the benefits of the 6-in-1 Combination Vaccine today... :-)
Friday, September 11, 2009
BCG stands for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin. This vaccine is usually given to newborn babies, so that they are protected very early in life against tuberculosis (TB). Only one dose of BCG vaccine is given at birth and it will normally leave a scar... :-)
Motherhood is a wonderful experience. You must be very excited. Here are some helpful tips from someone who is foremost a mother above anything else.
Breastfeed your baby! It is the best milk you can offer.
Burp baby after every feeding.
Offer 1 to 3 oz. of sterile water daily (Sterilize water by boiling water for 15 to 30 minutes. Bottled water has to be boiled, too!).
Should your baby sleep while waiting for the burp, put your baby on the bed on his/her right side.
- Sun Exposure
Before bathing, between 6am to 8am, expose your baby under direct sunlight.
Remove all clothes, and spend 15minutes each for the front and back.
Check your baby's temperature.
Prepare all things you need for bathing as well as baby's clothes.
Use lukewarm water with mild/baby soap.
Liquid soap has to be diluted - 1 part soap + 2-3 parts of water.
Give a whole body bath and then wipe dry.
- Cord Care
Clean the cord with Hydrogen Peroxide, 10% (Agua Oxygenada).
Start from inside going out.
Do not be afraid, cord infection is more frightening.
Cord will fall off at 2 weeks of age.
After bath, most babies will feed and go to sleep.
Newborns sleep most of the time and sleep-wake cycle can not be predicted yet.
They are awake for only a short time, when they are asleep, get some rest, too! We need a healthy Mommy to have a healthy baby.
Lotion, cologne, baby oil and powder are not recommended. These are irritating to newborn.
Talk to your baby... she/he can hear you.
Touch your baby... she/he can feel you.
Look at your baby, newborns are capable of visual fixation.
They respond to human face.
- What then is Abnormal?
Vomiting and diarrhea
Weak cry and poor suck
Decrease in activity
Excessive yellowish color of skin
Temperature below 36.5 degrees C
Temperature above 37.5 degrees C
Hope these reminders helped you a LOT! :-)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
- Congenital Hypothyroidism
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Glucose-6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency.
The Newborn Screening was actually carried out in this address:
Philippine Newborn Screening Program
Newborn Screening Center Visayas
West Visayas State University Medical Center
Jaro, Iloilo City, Philippines
So to all parents out there, I recommend that you let your baby be screened :-) IT'S IMPORTANT! WHY? Please read below:
Because Newborn Screening is a simple procedure to find out if your baby has a congenital metabolic disorder that may lead to mental retardation or even death if left untreated... By doing newborn screening, metabolic disorders may be detected even before clinical signs and symptoms become present. And as a result of this, treatment can be given to prevent the consequences of untreated conditions... :-)
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Amber loves to read, she most especially loved to read Pinocchio, Rapunzel and Alladin and the Magic Lamp.
Amber swims with her daddy. She's actually not that keen to swim but since her daddy is with her, she was having a good time after and won't come out of the water anymore hahaha...
Amber plays with the keyboard. She's just hitting the keys on her own, quite good eh? :-)