Uninvited *invader* in my dessert

@ 11 months 3 weeks 2 days

We went to Spring Garden in Mid Valley for dinner Saturday evening. The restaurant was unusually packed due to the current food promotion they’re running and you can see the workers were stressed out due to the increased patrons to their outlet.

The promo of RM10.80 per dish was no big deal. The portion was very small, sufficient for two pax probably and the waiting period for the food to be served was simply intolerateable. Towards the end, while enjoying my dessert, suddenly I saw this…….

Yes… that was Prince ‘Siu Keong’ (little cockroach) in my bowl of dessert. Arrghh!!!! When I summoned the captain over, she apologised (though no apologetic look on her face) and volunteered to change to another bowl. Siao!! I think it will be a while before I revisit them for meal….

Disciplining an Emotional Baby

@ 11 months 3 weeks

Yoohooo.. Ryan finally gets the clean bill. When I sponged him earlier, I noticed the rashes are all gone. I’m so glad and thankful that he’s back to his hyperactive self.

I am not sure if it was really Roseola. I’ll confirm with paed when we check in again next week for MMR jab. Then I’ll be able to share more on that bit.

Well, well, Ryan will turn 1 year old in about a week’s time. At this phase, I couldn’t emphasis more the need to incorporate ‘good discipline’ into Ryan’s upbringing. Being a parent is really not easy. I always question myself if my way of bringing up Ryan is the right way, if not the best. I am glad to have gone into blogosphere. I got to know so many blogger parents that are not stingy in sharing their experience. I’ve learnt so much from them. Thanks!

Back to my little rascal. Ryan has become such a emotional baby these days. When he was still the little blur baby, he could easily get away regardless what he did wrong just by flashing his cheeky smile to us. Now that he is a toddler soon, we just have to be more firmed with him.

Nowadays instead of his cheeky smile, he flash us his pitiful cry instead. A slight raise of voice he’ll start his Mmm-Mmm-Mmm (pitiful crying) episode. Aaahh.. He’ll turn to the supposedly firmed mummy, hold tight, rest his head on mummy’s shoulder and start Mmm-Mmm-Mmm (those pitiful cry). What happened after then? Mummy stroke stroke and ‘sayang’ the crying baby again leh… Aiks.. who can resist a “manja” baby???

The whole idea of disciplining Ryan is really not intended to punish him, rather it is with the objective to teach him what is right and what is wrong. No parent wants their baby to go up a spoilt brat, do they?

On the other hand, sometimes I just wonder if I have been too stern with Ryan and that contributes to the reason why he favours everyone else in the house better than his mummy (so sad). Even Linda (my maid) is observant enough to share with me last night that she could see my little monster is scared of his mummy. Why? Why? Why? Am I such a scary mummy? No choice leh.. somebody has to be the disciplinary teacher in the house.

Ryan likes to flip through his board books nowadays. After flipping through them, he’ll keep them all back into the yellow bag

The prince decides his own sleeping position

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Viral Fever Attacked!!

@ 11 months 2 weeks 5 days

Ryan was strucked by the viral fever since Saturday. This time it is fever for real (not the mild raised of temp due to teething). We brought Ryan to the paed on Sunday morning when his fever did not subside after paracetamol (pinkish medicine). Paed performed a thorough check on Ryan and couldn’t find anything suspicious that alarmed the fever. So, he prescribed us Nurofen if his temp raised above 39C.

We got really restless. Of course Ryan’s refusal to take in the medicine added to our worries. We tried all methods (with milk, apple, plain water, poured it into his feeding bowl etc etc). At last we opted to force fed. Ryan wailed so loud and pitifully. My heart sank when I saw and hear his cries but I know this is the only option.

That night neither hubs nor I slept well. I think I woke up like almost every hour to check on Ryan. At 3.30am, I got a shock of my life when I found Ryan’s temp raised up to 39.1C. I quickly woke hubs and force fed Ryan with Nurofen using syringe. Another crying episode ensued.

After medication Ryan’s temp remained high; though below 39C (between 37.9C-38.5C). On Monday night we decided to check in the paed again. We force fed some Nurofen again before we went to see the paed. Paed prescribed anus suppository (both mild and strong) for Ryan after being told of Ryan’s refusal on the liquid medicine and we were told to go back if Ryan’s fever remains high after the suppository. A blood test will be next to foresee.

Ryan’s temp was under control after the dose of Nurofen earlier. It was only the next morning a dose of the mild suppository was inserted into Ryan. He did wail a bit but not as pitiful as taking in the liquid. :P When I called nanny late afternoon, nanny assured me Ryan was all well. Temp remained below 37c. (wipe cold sweats off head)
Last night Ryan was back to his active self. However, I noticed he developed rashes on his torso and was quite alarmed (as usual, I’m always very kan cheong). Hubs convinced me to continue monitoring for a day or two as paed did mention after the fever episode, rashes may developed as sign of healing from the viral. I hope he is right……
Ryan did not show any signs of illness anymore; besides the rashes which has spread to his neck and behind ears.. I read somewhere about Roseola. The symptoms described were identical to Ryan’s. Like any viral fever there is no immediate cure for it, just have to let it run its course and monitor the baby’s temperature. Since Ryan’s fever has subsided, I’m not too alarmed. Just monitor for another day or two on the rashes leh……