Hi mummies, thanks for your prayers and well wishes.. yesterday had been super stressful and tough for me.. I decided to go ahead with discharge since NICU obly allow visit from 8am-8pm strictly. So my hubby was super bz with discharge stuff near noon time, thank God they allow extension time and i stayed in room to settle other stuff.. when i heard baby gonna stay 2 days more the night before, i tried to contact confinement lady (who is gonna send another CL replacement as she cannot make it), i msged around 12mn, msged many times since 7am and called from 8am, all engaged.. wanted to ask the CL to come one day later instead as my hubby n i thought we will try to stay around in hospital to visit baby and feed baby more.. his mum volunteered to cook lunch for us..
So come discharge time, dragged on to 1pm, CL msged say her replacement shld be reching my house around 1+.. i was like.. grr why you never reply or call back and the CL come all the way frm m'sia .. zzz next moment some m'sian van driver called say he is finding my place an my address invalid.. then i just told him to send her to gleneagles, but he say he cannot, can only drop at redhill, and she doesn't know where is redhill! myhouse at buona vista! but anyway, nobody at home obviously! So after all the hoo ha, my hubby wanted to go out fetch her, but his mum came w lunch and was finding us, and she asked him mot to fetch.. and meanwhile i was paiseh to stay in room and was trying to check out.. i was hungry too! Thank God for the kitchen staff who went to find something for me to eat.. she gave me a free set of confinement lunch food! And the nurse gave me some glass bottles to bring home to pump milk.. and i pumped my milk in the room before i left.. i went to find a waiting room at NICU and asked to use.. messy messy.. then my mother in law asked my hubby to get CL to take cab to hospital.. well cut long story short.. we all met at hospital..
my mother in law is more authoritative kind, tell me the patterns CL will give n blah blah.. i was so tired and all i want was to rest.. and then CL came, we all have to get to know each other.. my mother in law restrict her what herbs, ingredients, rice wine. sugar blah blah to use.. i just focused on my 2nd lunch.. must give face to eat.. then come 3plus i went to see baby(away frm the other arrangements) . Apparently different frm my plan where my hubby will bring CL to buy stufff frm market and bring her home cook dinner first then come fetch me.. my mother in law directed eveything, ask him stay w me, she take taxi brin CL go buy stuff and go her house take some stuff then rush me n my hubby to pick CL up by 6.30 to go home.. also good ..i went to pump afew drops for my baby and my hubby pei baby.. then the nurse taught us how to change diapers, bottle feed , helped latch up and burp.. really appreciate them teaching me and letting me have some bonding w my poor baby who has been strapped there for whole day.. my little sweetheart was so comfy being swaddled in my arms that she just latch and slept... had to keep massaging her, ticklong her to wake her up.. she was such a cute doll.. but then the nurse was getting abit inpatient, and wanna bottlefeed her .. so i only had 10mins on each side to try.. thank God doc came and told her to give me more time..
As for results, not all out yet.. got cultures that will come out tomorrow.. so far white blood cells came down.. baby skin looks better.. less fair and yellow.. so she is off the drip and on more fm.. antibiotics stopped.. doc say drop in wbc may be due to phototherapy and antibiotics.. still need to know cause of the rise in wbc..need to wait for more results.. baby has been coughing, still dont know cause.. we all hoping not infection.. A new finding doc had after listening to her heartbeat.. he says he seems to hear some turbulence in her heartbeat and got some form of heart murmur.. our hearts sink again... but he says he will kiv to refer to a pediatrician cardiologist.. now solve the problem at hand first.. Pls pray for my baby charlotte!! Hope he just hear wrongly!! or maybe coz she coughing got lore sounds!! I dowan to get another bad news again!!! i wanna bring baby home!!
So far estimated bill for nicu is about 3 k! and depending on more tests and midnight charge frm pediatrician.. gonna pay more! $$$
but we just gotta bite thru our teeth , cut down on my other costs and un my my diaper bag .. baby health most impt.. hubby maxed out 2 credit cards and had to ask for extension in limit which the uob took super long to reply.. so that explains why the discharge was giving probs plus admission to nicu stuff..
sorry for long post.. just wanna vent. so we came home w CL, troubleshoot all my kitchen stuff, and get her to cook dinner.. ate at 9plus and all so tired, i went to wipe down n pump.. then settle more stuff for CL.. then my hubby n i finally get to sleep around 1plus.. and i just woke up around 4.30 to pump.. then cannot sleep.. now 6plus ...i think i delay next pump at 9plus bah.. super shagged.. pumping out that few drops of essence for baby.. nipples sore .. breasts starting to engorge.. may be a good sign... off to sleep now... tata