It’s morning and I am having some peace, enjoying my simple breakfast.
my cutie pie is finally sound asleep after 1.5 days of really bad sleep and as a result, extreme crankiness.
My poor boy had caught a cold 2 days ago. My MIL tells me the FLU is the worst common ailment a little child can get. And I think I totally AGREE!
Mucus and phlegm gets stuck in his nose and throat. He kinda stops breathing and snorts instead. He can’t drink his milk properly but is hungry, he can’t sleep but is sleepy.
HUNGRY baby + SLEEPY baby = ANGRY baby :(
And when we tried all ways to extract the mucus from his nose, Julien would scream and wail as if we were cutting off his nose instead. It was a really 杀鸡 kind of a cry.
You can imagine Mummy’s heart was super shattered to hear him cry these past 2 days…
I HATE JULIEN’S FLU!!!
Anyway, the reason why he may have caught the flu bug was because he went to 2 hospitals the day before. He went for his weekly visit to the pediatrician at East Shore Hospital for his infected umbilical cord.
Here’s how bad it looks
And here’s how badly stained his romper is
After a powder, an ointment and even oral antibiotics were given, there’s still quite alot of pus oozing out and so the PD finally referred Julien to a baby surgeon as he may need to close any open duct/cord surgically.
Did he say ‘SURGEON’?!
My 6 week old baby needs to see a surgeon?!
Thank God after we went to see the surgeon at Mount E that same day, he felt there was no need for any surgical procedures. In fact, we were to stop all applications of medication and just monitor for the next few days.
**PHEW** for now…!!!
We are keeping our fingers crossed, praying that the infected area heals quickly… and of course that his flu gets better too.
In the meantime, we’ve stopped all airconditioning. He sleeps elevated (supposedly easier for his breathing through his blocked nose) on the bouncer or on my MIL’s arms (it happened the last 2 nights!) and the hubby’s colleague recommended switching on hot water in the bathroom then bringing baby in to breathe in the steam. The surgeon actually told us there’s no need for medication for flu as the flu will go away by itself. No need for concern about the stuffy nose too since babies are mouth breathers. I am really not too sure about this but Hmm… we’ll see. If Julien acts up again today,
I AM BRINGING HIM STRAIGHT TO THE PEDIATRICIAN.
So this morning, besides a little snorting here and there, it’s peace and quiet for a longer moment as our little Screamer rests…
Sleep baby, sleep well…