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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Rein's Health Condition

Last Thursday, at around 1 a.m., Rein vomited and we thought that it was just because she ate a lot and did not digest the food properly. But when it happened again and again, we knew something was wrong. She vomited around 8 times until 7 a.m. We couldn't sleep and the light was kept on which is unsual. We were checking her temperature as well. We decided to bring her to the doctor near our place early that morning. She was given some "supository" meds for nausea and we were told that it's Gastroenteritis {Stomach flu} which is a common childhood illness here in Japan during this time of the year. Most infants and toddlers have at least one or two bouts of it during the transition from Winter to Spring. It is a mild illness caused by a viral infection and clears up without the need for medical treatment. In babies and young children, it can be more dangerous because they become dehydrated more easily. So we were advise to give her more water and "Pocari Sweat" drink to avoid dehyration. When we came home, she still vomited about 3 to 4 times that afternoon. In the evening, the vomiting continued so we went back to the doctor last Friday. We planned to go to her Pediatrician but was surprised to find that the clinic was closed probably for vacation. So we went back to the clinic near our place and she was given another supository meds and for sneezing. She was showing signs of cold and I might have infected her since I've had it and was taking meds already.

Last Friday, we were not satisfied with the doctor that we visited so we decided to bring her to Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital. We proceeded to the Emergency Room already. We waited for her turn and finally a good pediatrician was there. Rein was so restless that day, I was so worried about the Rubella shot that might have affected her. I read about that horrible story about vaccines. The doctor advised us to leave the room since they will perform some blood tests and they will put the IV. She was crying the whole time and was calling me and her Papa. I tried to check on her but the doctor won't let me. Tears started to flow and I just cried in the waiting area. Finally, they called us in and Rein was so traumatized when she was left with the doctor and nurses. She was diagnozed with Hypoglycemia {Low Sugar} and if left untreated she might have been fully dehyrated. So the IV with Glucose was put on her and we stayed in the hospital for more than 3 hours. Her blood sugar was checked again after she finished and it was 78. Thank God, it's normal already. Her blood test turned out ok.

We were advised to return the next day and to continue the meds. Her condition was more stable. We kept on monitoring her fever and it slowly turned to normal.

Yesterday, we went back for another check-up and the doctor said she's ok and we asked again where she got it. And he said it's everywhere since the weather is changing from Winter to Spring. I was also checking on the food she took and places we've been. Although we clean the house regularly, its not a guarantee. I was so OC when it comes to Rein. Thank God, she's now recuperating. The vomiting stopped already, now onto diarrhea, which is the normal process for this illness.

Hubby got sick also last night, he went to the john more than 5 times. He got unexplainable headache, while I still was not feeling well due to my cold. We both vomited around midnight. Finally, we felt better the next morning.

Rein is almost back to normal, we already cleaned the house and her toys, did the laundry.
Noticed my Digital Scrapbook Slide? I put to rest my Flickr and got hold of this on top of my page. All my digital layouts are here and I will continue to upload everytime I finish a page.
Thank God. We are all ok.


Anonymous Gretchen said...

Your poor family! Being sick is just awful. I'm glad things are getting better and you all are on the mend. Great blog! Your daughter is precious too! :)

Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Edhish said...

OMG poor baby.. I'm glad she is OK now.. **hugs**

My babies also got stomach flu last month it was so frustating they lost weight, etc

I'm glad they were OK ..

Friday, March 24, 2006 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger Sharin'Mom said...

my God sis ! buti naman at ok na sya..kakatakot talaga pag may sakit ang mga bebes...we'll just pray for you guys to be well everyday...btw, love the slide...! regards ! kisses...take care...

Monday, March 27, 2006 1:41:00 AM  
Blogger Sharin'Mom said...

Thank God that she;s ok now and you too...super kakatakot talaga pag mga ganyan na ang mga babies. we'll just keep on praying for you guys to be well everyday. take care and kisses to all of you! btw, love the slide!

Monday, March 27, 2006 1:44:00 AM  

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