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May all little ones be well

Just read a post on FB forwarded by a friend.

It is written by a mother who just lost her 10 months old baby due to negligence of hospital staff, and perhaps herself. I hate to say that it is due to her negligence as no mother would want that to happen to her child. She just simply trust the doctors and believe that all will be well, until it’s too late.

It struck a chord with me, as I have been in and out of hospital with little man so many times, I have seen both horrible and irresponsible as well as really good doctors and nurses. I have first-hand experience on how young doctors at KKH treated little man’s symptoms lightly because he is going off-duty soon. I have insisted on seeing the doctor on duty in the middle of the night when little man’s fever rose to a new high, and insisted on some brufen for him when the doctor brushed that high temperature aside, still daring to tell me that he has seen worse.

Through these experiences, I have learnt that my little man only have Hubby and myself to defend him. He can’t speak for himself and protect himself. If we don’t take on that proactive role, nobody will. So matter what others say, they can only say. It really up to us to push things forward for our little one.

A dear friend who is a pediatrician in a public hospital once posted on his FB that there is a rising number of little ones who required exchange transfusion perhaps due to the hot weather. It was initially an innocent post. Then the comments from his fellow colleagues make me wonder what kind of people exactly are our governtment bringing in to be doctors. Some lamented the late dinner due to these increased in cases. Others said worse. Sad that these elites have their brains but forgot about their heart.

Okay, I am rambling. Just feeling rather emotional as it could be anyone’s child.

It reminded me to be grateful for my active, healthy little man. Every night, I pray for him. Every morning, I am thankful for him.

Thank you, dear God, thank you for watching over my baby every single minute.

Immunization to a SAHM

Little man took his Chicken Pox immunization on Friday. Prior to that, we “quarrantined” him for the entire week so as to minimise his chances of falling sick before the jab. Call us paranoid, but I’d rather play safe.

Ever since I became a SAHM, the immunization affairs for little man took a different standing for me. I am not as stressed out as I was when I had to work. Stressed out because I was really worried about how sick he can be, and how it is going to affect my work and how to request for leave and so on and so forth. Being a teacher does not make it any easier as we do not have annual leave, only 6 days of child care leave. Any parents can tell you that a simple cold can easily take 3 days from that 6 days. Sad to say, urgent leave for us are not desirable by the management. Hence it’s also a turmoil and dilemma when it comes to vaccination and child getting sick. But now, being a SAHM, I am more chilled and prepared. My focus is on little man and nothing else, and Hubby does not have to leave his work if he really get sick. I feel such a huge difference.

Anyway, I am really proud of little man. Somehow he did not develop fever at all for the past 3 vaccinations. It surprises me as little man never once go through a vaccination without fever. Hopefully it’s a sign that he is getting stronger in immunity and his body is better prepared when he goes to nursery next year.

Like what Hubby said, just continue what I have been doing with little man, for I must have done something right. 🙂

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