Sorry for the long silence. As I have mentioned in one of my earlier posts, if you do not see any update in my blogs for more than 3 days, I am either suffocating in my busyness or there has been a crisis at the home front. This time, it’s both the reasons again and because of this, I have lost my mojo to blog 🙁
I told myself today that no matter how busy I may be, I just have to steal at least 20 minutes to update my blogs today.
After staying at home for a week to recuperate from a Urinary Tract Infection, Cass went back to school today. I swung by her school for about 2 hours to talk to her teachers as well as to the Assistant Principal to explain to them why I have to be in school for the next 1 – 2 weeks for a couple of hours.
While waiting for Cass to come out for recess, I waited at the canteen. Did I tell you that I love observing people? I observed many things and am really appalled with the food that the canteen serves — sausages, ham on fried noodles, nuggets, bottled and canned sugary drinks, doughnuts coated with thick layers of colorful cream and sugar and other junk. Students are also made to sit on the very dirty floor, right outside toilets and next to the water fountain with wet floors, gawd!! I guess that’s just the way of life of students and teachers in a public school.
Cass didn’t want me to photograph her in her school uniform, thus the back pose here…
I waited for 2 hours in school today as I wanted to see if Cass would do what I have advised her to. Well, she remembered a few and forgot a few. She forgot to drink water and only took her first sip at 10am! I asked her how she could even forget to drink water!! And she is still nursing a UTI and has to drink lots of water to keep flushing out the bacteria. Good thing I was in school as she pooped in school today and I helped to clean her up. One of my greatest fears for Cass when she’s in school is that she won’t know how to keep her down under clean after pooping. E.Coli bacteria originates from poop and the last infection was caused by E.Coli bacteria.
Do not even try to think that I am mollycoddling Cass by attempting to keep her as sterile as I can. I know we all need some degree of dirt / germs in our bodies to get immunity from them. You will never know what I am going through unless you have a child with an abnormal urinary tract with recurrent UTIs. We cannot afford to risk her kidneys being eaten up by bad bacteria anymore. And definitely cannot cope with spending a minimum of RM5k on hospitalization bills each time she has a UTI attack. Our insurer has still not approved our latest submission of claim totaling over RM5k in November 2015.
On a positive note, I am glad to say that Cass’ incontinence issue is slowly but surely improving. She is weaning herself from diapers as she hates the feeling of the diapers poking her. As torturous as it is, I am now waking up at 2am every day to bring her to pee. I’ve bought another alarm clock yesterday (making it to 3 alarm clocks in my room!) and have set the clock to 2am. Though she’s still on diapers at night, the diaper remains dry when she wakes up. This is a significant improvement and I am praying that Cass’ urinary tract will keep healing. Yesterday we were out at Avenue K for half a day and she was sans diapers. She only wore a pad and it remained dry. 🙂
My baby girl achieved another milestone yesterday. She managed to solve the Rubik’s Cube!! Though only single color at a time, she is definitely getting a hang of it. All she needs is 5 – 10 minutes to solve one side! And she happily told me that waiting for me to shop for clothes is not boring anymore as she has a new hobby to keep her occupy now 🙂