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Monday, August 21, 2017

The point of details

Kadang rasa banyak sangat nak tulis. Especially on twitter or any other social media. I typed and typed but always end up feeling 'Argh..whats the point'

What is the point of ranting the details?

The details about how I fast today without my sahur and breakfasting with my kuih yang tak brapa menjadi (tp habis sepinggan bedal sorang)

Or the fact after that I rushed for Maghrib and bring no1 to clinic because the headache and her on-off fever? No2 unwell as well. So hv to bring both.

Or maybe the incidents after coming back from clinic, that I rushed myself for proper meal before no3 wakes up, and at the same time controlling my anger for no1 being mengada to eat her paracetamol? At the same time juggling with no2's meal as well.

Or probably the details of realizing no3 wakes up for his milk, tucked him to sleep, and checked no 2 sleeps with his poop in his diaper, wakes him up for a wash and no1 suddenly wants her dinner. Probably the meds making her feeling better and sudden urge to eat.

All of that not-so-details happens in 4hours and here I am ranting because everyone finally sleeping soundly.

So why again. Why the details and why are you still reading? Funny isn't?

Maybe the fact of knowing that someone would read, understand and probably could relate of what is going on, would make the writer (me) feel better - that I am not alone and I will be fine.

Someone would judge but that doesn't matter. I couldn't care less, because now, it is about me. To re-read the whole details of self-pity story and realize there's a tiny details to be thankful for.

To be thank that, I dont have to cook because my dad tapau the best nasi beriyani in town for bukak puasa.

To actually smile, looking the tak-jadi-kuih finished by the family (it tasted nice tho)

To be grateful for having my mom taking the share handling no1,2 and 3 without me asking for favor.

To be thankful that no3 didnt join the unwell club and could leave him sleeping soundly (under moms care of course) while I bring the other two to the clinic.

Yes, that is the point. The point of the details. To have always looking at the bright side and choose to be happy. Like my husband always said 'Life is about choices. Always choose to be happy, grateful and content'

Friday, July 28, 2017

The one with the jaundice

We never encounter jaundice with number 1 and 2 but number 3 gets the cake. It was prolonged as the bilirubin reading took the roller coaster ride =_=" dah la nk dekat raya, nk blk kg lg, bnyk gak la nervousnye handling with number 3 ni.

But I learned a lot. Slame ni pergi for private clinic je kan. Since number 3 takde IC lg, so takde insurance card yet la. Pergi jelah for government clinic and it wasnt so bad lah. Service was fine to me. Nothing to complaint about. Infact, rse syukur everytime keluar KK, tak bayar single cent pun. 

Just one thing je, I felt the pressure seeing that tiny baby gets it's needle almost everyday. So kesian :( but lagi kesian sebab ade few mothers yang berkerut2 tahan sakit bersalin bwk baby pegi klinik. I too myself bring the baby because most of the time, there wasnt anyone else. Tu pun luckily Umi dah pencen. Kalau tak..lagi haru. Badan pun haru jugak la sebab waiting time agak lama. The longest was 3hours. Did you know, KK open during weekdays just for jaundice baby ni? Haa..I baru tau. Haha.

As usual, akan ada nurse dtg rumah check baby and like always, die akan ckp baby jaundice. Mase dengar, I was skeptikal jugak sebab number 1 and 2 pun sama ckp ade but bile cek takde pun tp this one nampak dah mata die a little bit kuning. Pergi jugaklah kan for precautions and the nurse was right.

Day 4- Day 7

D10(first day mandi herbs sensei) bwh 200umol/L, happy dh boleh dtg selang sehari.
But eh D12(last day mandi herbs sensei) die naik balik =_= 
Start balik cucuk hari2

The first reading (D4) tu dah tinggi and nurse advice dtg again for the next morning. Bermulalah episod, pagi2 pergi klinik utk cucuk and sharing session with other mothers, give black grapes la, mandi daun itu ini la, option for jemur la (ade home phototherapy service tau nowadays. boleh sewa the machine by hours) give formula la - siap mention specific brand ok and I almost gave up dah sebab baby lama sgt jaundice, tp husband sgt supportive told me to be strong and keep on breastfeeding. Nurse and doctor pun xde mention buat pape except for keep on feeding je. 

So mmg kne positive sgt to fight with jaundice ni. What I did was:
1) give breast milk

They (jaundice baby) sleep a lot. If you let them sleep, they'll sleep for almost half a day. Like they wont wake up even you shake them. So it was quite tricky to take them up. Some mothers just tickle their ears, mine tak jadi and I tried open their socks, picit2 smpai bgn and it works. Ade some babies to the extend kne naked, probably rse sejuk baru bangun.

I feed my baby every two hours. I even gave him ebm, afraid he didnt latch it correctly and didnt get the hinder milk.

2) the more poopoo, the better

Because bilirubin leaves body through babies stool and urine. Ada jugak hari yang my baby tak poopoo tp kencing bnyk sgt. 

3) jaga makan

Prevent all the jamu's, Umi avoid kunyit and black papper. Nurse punye advice ni. I ate a lot of kurma and greens. Eat well la pendek kata.

4) mandi daun inai dan belimbing buluh

I dont know if this really does the trick but boleh la nk try stakat bg mandi je. We tried ubat herba from sensei where he advice to bathe the baby twice a day for three days. Works for the first day and the bilirubin level naik balik on the third. Lol. So afterwards, baru I tried mandi daun tu. Rebus daun and ambik air mandikan baby.

D17 kne cucuk 2kali sbb turun mendadak. Nurse takut salah reading. 
She herself bring the kit to the lab and check. Naseb baik in range. 

Since his reading dah cantik turun on Day20 tapi still consider jaundice, the doctor advice for further check up, ambik la his blood through his hand vein. Melalak mak aihh, 1 klinik dgr. That was the last cucuk for jaundice and doc pun declare boleh discharged. We havent heard about the result yet and nurse pun kata mmg lama tp masa his first months vaccination, nurse tgk dah xde dah that yellowish tinge tu. Hopefully just breastfeeding jaundice la. 

Masa awal2 bnyk reading on the net sebab afraid for the worst. Actually, to think back, mase discharged hari tu dah boleh predict he'll get jaundice sebab the reading was 124umol/L dah tapi the paed positive je and advice to further check once balik kampung. My own advice, monitoring is helpful for jaundice baby, jangan ego tak pergi check their bilirubin level sebab kesian baby. Nanti dah too late, lagi kesian. Kne strong, be positive and have very supportive circle. This is crucial for mothers tgh pantang. It is important to listen to medical experts as they know better than yourself. Lastly, banyakkan doa sebab He is the holder of everything :)