Wednesday, March 11, 2009

He is not feeling well ...

The main problem is .... my lil one has difficulty with his bowel movements. He can usually do his "business" every day but once every couple of weeks, he will only do it on the 3rd day. We give him fruits everyday like papayas and a little bananas, a daily dose of fruit yoghurt as well as organic honey in warm water. He used to love prunes which the moment he takes, he can do his "business" within the next hour, but recently, he dislikes it. He used to love raisins too but now also hates it.

Yesterday was his 3rd day without doing his business. He felt uncomfortable. Early morning at 4am, he was kicking up a fuss in bed. He just had his milk at 3am and slept a while before he started throwing up. I got worried. He never experienced vomitting before! Not even when he was a baby. He never vomits milk or anything. After some cuddling, he feel asleep in my arms. Dropped him off at mom's place before we went to work but hubby came by in the afternoon to take him to the doc cos he threw up one more time at mom's place.

Doc said his tummy has got quite a lot of wind, so he gave some medication to ease the nausea and vomitting and some liquid solution (dunno what it is called lah) to be pumped into his "bottom" should he have trouble doing his "business".

As usual, when he has the urge, he will display his "act" which by then we will know that we need to prepare for him to do his "business". But that whole day he could not do it. Late evening, we used the "weapon" given by the doctor and within a minute, all his "deposits" came out. He felt instantly better. Running about and playing around mom's place. We gave him another dose of the anti-vomitting medication. Then we headed for home.

Since he did not drink or eat well the whole day, we gave him small doses of diluted milk. Fed him some warm water at 9pm, fell asleep at 11pm but not too long after falling asleep, he woke up crying and then threw up again. We had to change him and the beddings. Soon he feel asleep in my arms again. But at 1am, he vomitted one more time. I felt so sad. I felt so helpless. I dont dare feed him the medication cos I was afraid he would throw up again. At 3am, he woke up but he did not cry. He was starting to kick up a mini-fuss and I made him 4oz of diluted milk. He was hungry. Then I realised he has developed some fever. Maybe he was dehydrated cos he could not take in any food or liquid the whole day. I told him not to gobble up all the milk at one go, then he pulled out his bottle and passed it to me. He finished about 3oz. He was tired and sleepy but could not sleep well. Tossing & turning in my arms and on my lap. Poor guy. I hugged him all night till he finally dozed off at 5.30am.

At 6.30am I woke up, showered & prepared for work but he also woke up, crying. I rushed to finish off brushing my teeth and cuddled him again. He feel asleep in my arms one more time. Sent him to mom's and the fever seems to have subside a little by now. Gave mom the "magic pillow" in case she needed it. Its a water-filled pillow that hubby bought from a hospital in Singapore that is useful for babies or toddlers who are experiencing fever. It brings down the temperature pretty quickly.

Told mom to give him some paracetamol in case he has fever again later today. And another dosage of the anti-nausea medication. Hope he will get well soon. It was tiring for both hubby & me last night ... and must also be tiring for lil one too. Really hope he will be feeling better today and will be able to run to the door to greet us when he sees us approaching mom's apartment :-)

Thank god I have my mom to take good care of him while we are at work. It is a blessing and a gift from God that both hubby and I cherish every single day.

10 comments:

Josephine said...

yam gung lor.

Next time u shud feed him sunsweet. Prunes is good for poo poo...

For the stomach wind thingy, u never buy "yu yi yow" to rub on his little stomach meh?

Hope he will get well really soon lor.

LittleLamb said...

hope he is ok now..

sting said...

poor thing... really hope he's much much better now...

jezalmy said...

When read the story remind me on my sis eldest son, he also facing difficulty on his "business". My mum normally soak the fibre pill or vitagen to let him drink. Sometimes it work very fast but sometimes not. Until need to pump the liquid. Whenever he saw the liquid thing, he start to cry.

HN said...

Gosh, you must be worried mad! Take care and hope he will get well soon!

mommy to chumsy said...

poor poor boy. hope he is feeling much better now.

Sasha said...

so many kiddos also sick.. hope he is better already

Kristie said...

poor boy.. i hope he gets well soon too... my boy also vomited a few wks back and my paed said that when kids are unwell, they will puke one... after a while it will be fine.

hope bryan gets well soon!

angeleyes said...

Hope he is recovering well...

What I normally do now is force my boy to drink at least half a bottle of room temp water before he has his morning milk... this helps ease the bowel movement. You may want to try it and see how.

Wonderful Life said...

aww...poor boy. hope he's feeling better now.