Thursday, November 01, 2007

Oh...my poor lil baby!

Last Sat after the medication given by ER on friday nite, baby's fever subsided, cough & flu got slightly better. But on Sunday afternoon onwards, the fever came back, cough & flu seemed to be getting worse...Baby cant seemed to be able to sleep well, and he vomited in the middle of night too, suffering from nose-block and bad cough...

Monday morning 7am we went to the hospital to see the paediatrician, but her appointments were really full and we had to wait in the queue. At 11.30am, finally it was our turn! Doc checked lil baby and said he has got pneumonia, commonly known as lungs infection. Now baby needs to be hospitalized to get the right treatment and x-ray done. My heart fell down to the ground! But doc said this is not something REALLY serious, and as long as treated well, it will be alright.

After all the admission processes, we got in to the single room at 3pm. First treatment started thereafter - Nebulizer, where the liquid medicine will help to "soften" the phlegm. This will not cause any pain but baby was just sooo affraid and he was screaming, crying & struggling throughout the 5 mins of treatment. Me? I cried with him helplessly...

About an hour later, another treatment in place - physiotherapy, to help clear the phlegm. This is the WORST treatment! They wrapped baby and insert the long thin tube into his nose & throat to "suck" those phlegm out by a machine! Baby was screaming out his lungs and crying helplessly. The physio therapist told me to wait outside the room and only daddy was in there. I cant describe how painful it was to me to hear baby's shouting from inside the room...This took about 20 mins and imagine, baby crying & shouting for 20 mins and u cant do anything to help!

Besides, they did the x-ray for baby's chest, took his blood for tests and japped his buttock with antibiotic on top of the oral antibiotic dose. And for each of these, he cried & screamed. Towards Monday night, he was so exhausted and his eyes were swollen.

After 4 days in the hospital, gone through those "suffering" time, I must say : My lil baby is really a tough boy! I'm so proud of him! BRAVO BABY! *star for u* Everyday 3-4 times of nebulizer treatments, 1 physio, 1 jab a day for first 2 days, oral medication, etc....YET he's a happy boy smilling and playing when there's no treatment going on for the past few days. And this is really heart-warming and encouraging for me. Finally today, he can be discharged! As usual, he's back to be a cheerful boy!

I cant really describe how despairing it was to see my lil baby suffered the past few days. The hurt to see your pitiful baby going through the fearful treatment is heart-tearing and beyond words...I'm glad that this is all over now and baby will just need to be on medication for few more days and return for check-up next week...

8 comments:

Daniel said...

it's heart breaking to see our love one suffer. Glad to hear that ur baby is ok now.

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Dio Brando said...

Thank God, baby is okay already... Now he would be scare to go see doctor liao... Did the doctor say wat caused it? I need to becare of my son as well. Hope nothing serious like this were to happen to him.

cbenc12 said...

good to hear that ur baby is okay again! such a brave & strong little boy! ^.^

sharlydia said...

daniel - YES, it was really beyond words, and all i could do was to cry with him! Thank God it's over.

dio - Doc din really say, but she said this is very environmental, may have got it from other babies he played with too...So she actually told us to not go to crowded places for 2 weeks at least...

cbenc12 - thx! he is indeed! that's y i said i'm so proud of him!

Sakura6267 said...

Oh that's so scary! I can't believe baby boy had pneumonia! That's especially bad when little kids get it! I'm so glad that he got through the treatment ok and that he's well on his way to recovery. What a strong little baby! And you were strong too getting him through this illness. I'm sure it made baby feel much better that mommy and daddy are taking such good care of him. :)

Natasha said...

Wow..when i read your story a friend of mine had the exact same thing happen over the last week...
Amazing..hope everything is better now.

sharlydia said...

sakura - if i'm given a choice, i rather suffer on his behalf...the treatments were really really killing! But thank God it's all over now...

natasha - thanx! send my regards toy our friend.