This is a discussion on mummies with babies with GERD (reflux) within the Parenting Special Needs Child forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; envy!!! i also want a staycation!!! glad that you had some fun during the weekends. When are you getting your ...
envy!!! i also want a staycation!!!
glad that you had some fun during the weekends. When are you getting your flat?
dear daughter's always been drooling so i can't tell whether she's teething or not..
now she's in a slightly better mood...
Last edited by uddermummy; 29-07-2009 at 04:05 PM.
I think some hotels are having some pretty good deals so you've got lots of options
We're still shopping for our flat coz trying to be close to my parents' place (coz my mum helps to look after Seb when I'm at work) plus budget etc.
Seb would be happy to donate his follicles ... hahaha ... next time he has his hair-cut, I'l make a point about transforming them into hair extensions
Yeah, I know what you mean ... the ever-changing moods of our gerdlings ...
Thing is there's no 100% guarantee of any particular measure. So best thing is to be careful wherever possible so I do think your hubby has a point. Even Seb's docs have arranged to see him in 3 months' time instead of monthly review to minimise visits to the hospital ... gave us a stockpile of med.
IMHO regular hand-washing is as the best we can do coz there's no way to be completely isolated from the rest of the community.
I had the scare of my life yesterday when dear daughter choked on regurgitated milk twice and was gasping for air in the middle of last night.
I was practically screaming at my mum to hold dear daughter upright cos she was holding dear daughter at an angle, and the milk went down again and made dear daughter gasp for air.
i was so freaked out that I didn't dare to let dear daughter sleep on the bed for the next 2 hours and carried her in my arms. I only put her to bed when i couldn't tahan anymore.
Do i have to mention this to Dr Au for our appt next month? Or should I go see another pediatrician in the meantime if this is serious enuf? Yeah, now i feel that i should have another pediatrician on standby.
Know of any places where i can learn CPR or Heimlich for bbs?
Most important thing is to help Eva clear her regurg safely & quickly to avoid choking, gagging and aspiration ...
1. When you see her choking on her regurg, quickly & calmly put her on the side & pat her back. This position helps her to clear vom safely compared to being upright coz of gravity plus depends on whether her cough reflex is strong enough to clear it against gravity. I line one part of the sofa with a piece of incontinence pad plus a nappy cloth for him to vom on safely while resting on his side.
2. Watch her face at all times. Her lips may turn colour coz she's gasping for breath ... may turn dark'sh. Once she clears her vom and takes in air and cries, colour will go back to normal. Seb's worst episode happened in his feeding chair ... he choked on his regurg & face turned grey. My mum yelled for me, got him out of the chair super fast and put him on his side ... his vom flowed out of his mouth, he coughed out some more and started crying, breathing .. got his colour back.
I'm not trying to scare you but signs of possible aspiration include face turning colour (blue'sh or gray'sh), laboured breathing (can see baby sucking in tummy really hard to take in air - likewise can see area around collarbones being sucked in deep coz of laboured breathing), fever started around 2 hours after choking episode.
3. If you're worried about it affecting her sleep, let her sleep on her side by propping her back with bolsters or pillows and letting her hug a bolster. That's a safer position for gerdlings compared on being on their backs if they've a tendency to regurg anytime, anywhere.
Yes, please update Dr Aw at your next appt about such choking episodes - frequency, what triggers them, severity. It's up to you if you want to get another paed on standby. For me, what has worked for us is our quick, calm response whenever such choking episodes happen. If got follow-up problems, I bring Seb to NUH Children's A&E for immediate attention.
Seb's seizure doc got the head nurse of NUH PICU to teach us Infant CPR coz of his high risk of aspiration. You can check with Dr Aw about whether NUH conducts such courses regularly for interested parents.
The first time is the scariest ... but our kids got very strong survival instincts so we work to help them to get thru such episodes safely with minimal trauma *hugs*
thanks epicurean! Thank goodness for your earlier tip on placing dear daughter on her side to pat her back when she gags and chokes. That was what i did after i snatched dear daughter from my mum and dear daughter managed to breathe normally after that.
Yesterday's incident is by far the worst cos I could really see that dear daughter was struggling to breathe, and wasn't just spluttering.
I normally let dear daughter sleep on her left side, cos that's supposed to be good position for gerdlings, but dont't know why that didn't work yesterday.
Yup, agree that our darlings are hardy, cos right after that dear daughter was smiling as if nothing had happened while mummy was still shell-shocked.
And once again, thank God for your tip!!!
You're most welcome Most important thing is that your dear daughter is fine, healthy ... safely clears her regurg. It's really good that she's her usual smiley self post-episode. Seb is always upset after that and needs sayang'ng.
Do you want to try letting your dear daughter sleep on alternate side? Like sometimes on her left, sometimes on her right. I do that with Seb to avoid too much pressure on a particular side/hip.
I usually let dear daughter sleep on her left side in the begining of the night. Later during the night, I will change her to the right side cos I will be feeding from the right. I alternate again at the next feed.
How's Seb doing? Did you manage to rest and have some fun with the hubby and Seb?
I kena flu so have been down & out it happened so fast. Suspect I caught it from my students coz the bug is going around the class. Being extra careful at home coz dont't want Seb to catch anything from me. When he falls sick, it's darned stressful.
Seb has been ok except past fews days he doesn't want to do his exercises. So going to get his physio to check him tomorrow in case his hips are hurting him and making him resist his exercises.
Have you seen Dr Aw yet for follow-up? Hope she's able to adjust dose of ome to better suit your dear daughter.
*hugs* I wish I could pass you some chicken soup, but I'm such a lousy cook that you're prob better off without my soup. .
Wah, it's really quite the peak of the flu season now, isn't it?
Does Seb eat kiwi? Maybe load him with kiwis?
Hope Seb's hips are okay.
dear daughter's appt with Dr Au is next Friday. I think she'll ask me to stick to the original dose cos dear daughter seems to be fine with it.
Thanks for the thought I'm sure your cooking aint that bad!
Med is working so I'm better now. Been monitoring Seb coz worry he might catch something from me. Stepped up temp-taking ... wah lao sounds like border screening, right??
Yep, the flu season is peaking ... my students are falling sick, one by one, like bowling pins. Seb does take fruit puree so thanks, kiwis are a good idea!
Seb's physio session went ok today his hips are ok. We concluded that Seb's trying to manja his way out of exercising! So physio gave us some tips on how to manage him, get him into conducive mood for his exercises.
Yeah, if can find the right, suitable dosage of med for our gerdlings, med would be really effective and everyone is happier, less stressed. Here's to many many happy, vom-free days with our gerdlings!
Is that a new pic of Seb? He's chubbier, isn't he? And I really, really love his thick head of hair!
Thank goodness I'm temporarily out of the system! Or I would also have peng san! Haha, yeah, the constant temp monitoring is really like border-screening!
Hee, so how do you counter Seb's manjaness? Bet he didn't manage to manja his way of his exercises today.
Yeah, that's his cheeky face look hahaha. He has put on some weight which we're happy about. And his hair .... it grows profusely like it's on some kinda fertiliser!
Seb's super manja with my mum ... as though he senses she's got a very soft spot for him. He has perfected this whiney cry that sounds like "I'm very poor thing ... nobody loves me ... " that he uses to get attention hahah. Physio is teaching us to distinguish between his cries of discomfort or distress if exercises are really making him uncomfortable and his whiney cries to see if he can wiggle his way out of it. If whiney, we stop for a while, check that his positioning & posture are ok, sayang him and then continue and he would be ok with it. Like you said before, babies are smart creatures, eh??
we're still trying to distinguish btw dear daughter's whiney cries and cries of discomfort.
Sometimes I'll think that she's just trying to manja me into carrying her, so I will just leave her on the bouncy chair to see what happens next. Turns out that a lot of the times, she's really crying out of discomfort cos the thing I know, she'll have spit out quite a bit of milk. Bad mummy!
But some times, i really do get tired out from having to carry her constantly cos when the reflux is acting up, dear daughter doesn't want her chair or sling, she only wants mummy's arms.
dont't blame yourself ... it's always a lot of guesswork with our gerdlings coz we've got some many cues & signals from them to sift thru' to figure out what they need from us. Seb has so many patterns that my maid (after being with us for more than 4 months) still cannot decipher them sometimes.
Yeah I know what you mean ... some nights Seb just want to sleep on me ... nothing else settles him. He probably thinks that coz he's the smallest & cutest in the family, he can get away with anything ... and he's probably right!!
i am a new mummy with a 2mth old baby girl..
i suspect my girl is also having this reflux.
she tend to vomit most of her milk out - like merlion. her vomit can shoot out for a distance..
she will cry before she vomit but after vomit she just stop crying..
she doesn't look like she's in pain, she just feel uncomfortable - i tink.
but she did not vomit all the time..only sometimes especially when she didnt manage to burp, at night and if she's in a car.
just wondering, should i consult Dr or shld i just leave it be?
How's her weight gain? If the pediatrician is happy with her weight, and your baby is not in great discomfort, then it's up to you whether you want to consult a doc.
some parents are uncomfortable with giving young bbs meds and would prefer to tolerate their bbs' fussiness and crying.
I consulted a doc for dear daughter's reflux cause her weight gain is usually very slight (about 700 to 800g a month, though the pediatrician says it's okay) and she was in great discomfort most of the day.
She would fuss and cry the whole day and refuse to nap before she was on meds. When it was really bad, she would cry for a few hours in the night till the next day and refuse to eat anything for 6 hours! Yeah, and she sometimes spits out so much milk it gets really worrying.