❤ Not A Normal Day ❤

❤ Dengan nama Allah yg maha Pemurah lagi maha Penyayang
Assalamualaikum semua.

Today is not a very normal day for us. I woke up feeling horrible, a headache, stomachache and nauseous. Actually, I had started feeling a bit under the weather since yesterday, but I wasn't going to make anything of it. Luckily Mr. Hubby work the evening shift today. He was kind enough to wake up, took lil baby out for a walk while buying us breakfast. But, everything went downhill from there. No, me being sick is not the problem. If you hadn't guess yet, it's the baby. She had been vomiting. She had been vomiting 4 times since this morning. All times after feeding. Hence, me being the worried mother me is starting to panic. Yet, mr. Hubby sucessfully convinced me that it's probably is nothing. I am not feeling well, hence, she - who is breastfed must've pick some of my illness. NOW, I'M CAUSING THIS TO MY CHILD? Bohooo =(
I ate some meds and we'll see in the course of the next 12 hours, if she keep vomiting, we'll bring her to the clinic. 

Tapi, sye ni kan ibu yg cemas tak tentu pasal. Explanation Mr. Hubby yg panjang lebar, walaupun melegakan hati sye sikit, sye tetap risau. Bimbang. Macam2. Memang kepala hotak sye di'design' sebegini rupa kot. Untuk risau memanjang. 

So, memandangkan anak sdg tido, *walaupun sye patut tido jugak*, sye cari info pasal child vomiting kat internet. Klik sana klik sini, baca punya baca, akhirnya, hati sye rasa tenang sikit. SIKIT AJE. Tapi, boleh lah, Alhamdulillah, takla secemas tadi. Bila kepala dah sikit clear barulah sye dpt fikir. Ni ujian Allah ni, untuk menguji sye. Sye tak patut cemas lebih2. Insyaallh, takde apa2. Sye dah bagi anak makan madu, dan nampaknye dia sdg lena. Skrg, sye panjatkan doa kepada Si Pencipta. Time2 hujan ni, memang antara waktu2 yang afdhal berdoa. =)

Uhoh, and from my readings, I gathered such info:
Basically, babies vomit for numbers of reason. Most of the time they are not in pain whatsoever. Yet, they cried because it's scary for them and this cause concerns to parents. However, vomiting isn't usually serious. *phew - lega x?*

Possible cause of vomiting includes:
Feeding problems
Usually for babies in their first few months of living.

Viral or bacterial infection
Once your baby's a few months old, a stomach flu or other intestinal illness is the most likely culprit. If a virus or bacteria has infected your baby's stomach lining or intestine, other symptoms may include diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and fever. The vomiting usually stops within 12 to 24 hours.

Other infections
Congestion or a respiratory infection can lead to vomiting, especially during a coughing fit. A urinary tract infection and even an ear infection can sometimes cause nausea and vomiting.

If your otherwise healthy baby throws up right after eating, chances are gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is to blame. Reflux happens when the muscle between your baby's esophagus and stomach isn't working properly, allowing food and gastric acid to gurgle up from the stomach into the throat.

Pyloric stenosis
This condition is most likely to occur in the first few weeks of life and rarely shows up after a baby's 6-month birthday. Babies with pyloric stenosis vomit when the muscle leading from the stomach into the intestines thickens so much that food can't pass through.

This usually causes forceful projectile vomiting. Because it can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, and other health problems, it requires immediate medical attention. If you think your baby may have this condition, contact his doctor as soon as possible. Pyloric stenosis can be corrected with surgery.

Motion sickness
Some babies and children tend to get motion sickness.

Poisonous substance
Your baby could be vomiting if he's swallowed something toxic, such as a drug, plant, medicine, or chemical. Or he may have gotten food poisoning from contaminated food or water. He may also have diarrhea.

Excessive crying
A prolonged bout of crying or coughing can trigger the gag reflex and make your baby throw up. Although it's troubling for both of you, throwing up during a crying spell won't physically harm your baby. If he appears otherwise healthy, there's no reason to be concerned.

So, it's best for me to see how she is doing for the next 12 hours.
Doakan kami x apa2 yer.
Terima kasih.


P/S: Terima kasih sebab cuba tenangkan sye yer Encik! =)


Austin's Momma said...

Hi Ren Din,

Sorry to hear about the 'down' time. My tot was puking last weekend too. Twice within an hour, extremely unusual of him. Our story is shared here> http://www.letterstoaustin.com/first-battle-of-stomach-bugs.html

You did the right thing by finding out the truth about vomiting in babies. Anxious mom is a gift from God, we were born with instinct to care and protect them :)

To add on, if there is any fever or persistance of vomitting until one sees greenie output(bile stuff), this required immediate medical attention. As long as baby stays hydrated and feeding is fine, he/she is recovering on his/her own. Direct breastfeeding is encouraged to supply enormous antibodies to the baby.

Hope you and beloved baby have a speedy recovery! Take care.

Ren Din said...

Hey there Austin's Momma,
Thanks for the concern.
Baby is getting much better, back to her active delightful self! =)

Read your entry. Smiled to myself; my doc also have to answer tons of questions while repeating herself again and again just to reassure me that my baby is going to be fine! LOL

Take care ya!

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