Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Si Kuning Jaundice

I just need to blog about jaundice as both my children had it during their early days of life. My son lasted two weeks, but my daughter was diagnosed as prolong jaundice baby. Sigh..

They said that if the mother has an 'O' blood-type, the chances to get jaundice is higher than the other blood type. They also said, expectant moms need to take care their food and drink intake, but maybe I just don't give those things a damn. I just stuffed everything...( another sigh...) End up, my weight shoot up to 74kg ( last check before I went to labor room . That was 10kg more than my previous pregnancy!

So, back to the actual topic. Jaundice.

Second day of my baby life, my mom and confinement lady (CL) brought my baby to the nearest clinic for her 24-hours-life check up. I still remember the moment when my mom called me to come over to the hospital as soon as possible. She just mentioned that baby had jaundice.

As soon as I reached at the hospital, the doctor told me that the reading was slightly higher for 24-hours-life newborn and informed me that baby had to go under photo therapy at Neonatal. I was in shocked. Mata suda berkaca-kaca...

Welcome to Neonatal.
Yup, but what more I can expect, right. This Unit is for the baby, not for the mother. I went to get bed sheet cover as many as i can. At least, comfier than nothing. Oh by the way, the hospital provide these things:

1. Hot and cold water
2. Foods ( Breakfast, Lunch, Tea-Time, Dinner, Snack)
3. Bed sheets
4. Baby napkins
5. Small towels

So, just in case mommies out there 'have to stay' here, you just need to bring :

1. Own clothes, undies, towels, toiletries etc
2. Own fork, spoon, plates, flask, glass, bottle

3. Pillow and Blanket
4. Jacket ( 24-hours Air-conditioned )
5. Breast-Pump ( keep on reading, you will know why )

During the stays, the routine was like " breastfed-clean up the pees and poos-bathed the baby-eat-sleep" for 36 hours. Oh, by the way, my supply was not 'came' till the third day of my deliver. But once that 'long-awaited-golden-milk came, breast-pump is the next thing you need. Both my boobs were so sore , I thought those would exploded in any time. Mr.D came to the rescue, and send over in the middle of the night.

Oh, talking about visitor. Only the husband is allowed to visit ya. No granny, no grandpa, no uncle or aunty, CL..whatever you name it la.

I thought we would only spent a night at NeoNat, but her reading showed higher the next morning and doctor informed me that I need to stay another night .. ni mimang nangis sampai tetidur suda la.

love...i see love...

Finally, after two nights, doctor informed us that we could discharged that afternoon. Yeay!

One final view while waiting mr.D for clearance.

The next morning, I brought my daughter to the hospital to get her new reading. My heart was so pain to see those scars at her little hand. At her 15 days of life, the medical assistant asked me to send my baby's urine sample the next day. @.@ Punyalah payah part 'menunggu' dan 'menadah' tu air kencing ! But, I managed to get enough sample to be send. Sigh..

The trips to the hospital continued until her 35 days of life, and at the end of my confinement days, the nurse discharged us ( meaning, no need to go for jaundice check up suda ). 

Did I use any 'traditional' way to cure this jaundice?
Yes, but i only permitted to use externally. No makan, no minum..whatsoever. My CL insisted to get this drinks but nah..

My two cents :
1. Keep on breastfed the baby
2. Don't give up with breastfeeding
3. Please, don't give drinks or foods to the baby at their early days..
4. Observe your own food intake..limit those gingers if possible

As long the baby is fine,then, you are doing good.

That's all for now..

Much love,
1330 | 21072016

Hello to Hey Yo!

Holaaa everyone!

Welcome to my new 'space' or should i say the long-hiatus-blog-but-i-just-made-new-one !  I am just so excited to have this feeling to write again. What more when mr.D gave me some words of encouragement . Ah, yes..he has been one of my loyal reader for so long :)

So, to answer some questions that might be arise..ha ..

* So, what happened to the old blog?
I just made my decision to delete it, but this blogspot made it to be keep hiddenly for 90 days more.

* Why I just did not continue what I started?
Hurmmm...I just want new ambiance . Well, you know the feeling when you own a new thing? That's it.

*  How am I?
Well..I got married in 2011, had a son in 2012, and another new addition, a daughter in 2015. I am still teaching at the same school, and still living under the same roof with my parents.

* So, anything new?
YES..I will blog about those one by one..

I guess that's all for now. I just need to familiarize with this new template thing this couple of days.

Thanks for reading, you.

Much love,
1727 | 20072016