Sunday, September 24, 2006
The pediatric dermatologist says it is a condition (yes, they do have a medical name for it but don't ask me to spell it) brought on by a virus infection. So there's no need for any antibiotic because it'll be of no use. So why did our pediatrician suggest bacteria infection in the first place? Apparantly it could be brought on by the inoculation and he did only get the problem after the jab--on both occasions.
Anyhow, we were extremely relieved after seeing the doctor. Well, at least I was, Terence was probably feeling justified; he didn't think it was bacterial in the first place.
I thought I'll just post this picture of Kai which we took about a month ago. We were thrilled to find a baby seat attached to the trolley in Cold Storage Jelita. Call us suaku but we never noticed daily amenities built for parents/child/baby until we became parents ourselves. Naturally, we couldn't resist taking a picture of Kai visiting the fresh vegetables aisle.
Friday, September 22, 2006
Kai must be getting used to being "stringed" because he hardly cried yesterday night when I gave him the medication and he was quiet in my arms this morning.
Anyhow, Terence just got off the phone with the pediatrician and she suggested changing medication--FOUR times a day (!) and it tastes more bitter (!!). I don't think I want to subject him to this since he doesn't seem to be bothered by it. (Having said that, we wonder if babies can scratch or even localise an itch!) She also suggested seeing a pediatric dermatologist. Terence says he'll take a look at Kai again tonight; but he's not too worried.
I suppose that's assuring but I am still a worried mom.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
He cried when Terence first put him in the water and the word "Abort!" ran through our minds immediately. But Terence figured Kai needed to acclimatise to the water so he persisted. (And perhaps because he spent so much effort inflating the float HIMSELF so there's no way we would leave until Kai uses it. But dear friends, do applaud his effort because it is a rather big float!)
This is the second time that Kai's got a skin infection. The first time he got it was when he was a month old or so. Tiny bumps started appearing on his hands and legs, and we have to administer antibiotic for him again (using the stringe). He absolutely hates the feeling of having medication squirted in his mouth. We can't do much to comfort him during this process; just try to talk him through it.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Life is more than complete when you get to see this adorable being every morning--even when it's just 6am. Yes, Tan Kai (or Kai) wakes up every morning at 6am and the sun in the background is the morning sun. There's really no need for me to set the alarm anymore. His cries coming through the baby monitor is enough to wake me up.