Another Surgery?

Baby C was brought down to the X-ray department yesterday evening to have another X-ray of her guts taken. Our doctor said that the guts still looked dilated. The baffling part is that her tummy is very soft (which is a good sign) and she can still pass out some wind. So he wasn’t really 100% sure if her guts are obstructed.

Our surgeon told us yesterday that if Baby C can continue to pass out wind, she may not need a surgery today.  If she can continue to pass out wind, this means that her guts are most likely not obstructed.  And so since yesterday, I have been praying that baby would fart and that God will heal her guts.   From 3am until 5am, my sweetie-pie was crying for her “mek mek”.  All I could do was to pat her, stroke her and put her to sleep on my chest.  After putting her to sleep with much difficulties, I had to pump out my milk again. I didn’t manage to sleep the entire night. At 5ish am, when baby cried, I heard her fart. I tell you, the sounds of her fart were like sweet sound of music to my ears. For the second time in my life, I prayed for farts. The first time was after my 3rd c-section, when I could not pass out wind and had very painful spasms of the guts for 2 days. The second time is with Baby C now. Farts from my baby are now so precious to me! Also, this morning Baby C pooped quite a bit. When I told our surgeon that I could see undigested carrot bits (from the porridge that she ate 3 days ago!), our doctor was excited.  He said “Carrots in the poop? That’s good! If the carrots could pass her guts and come out from her rectum, this means her guts are not obstructed. Now, give me a smile girl!” I was really ecstatic to hear these words from him.  Also, the fact the she kept crying for milk is also a good sign.

Baby C was taken to the X-ray department again at 8:30am today.  It was another round of bawling and struggling for her… and boy do I hate to wear the heavy special protective suit made of plumbum.   Our surgeon who viewed the film told us that the pattern of the guts look much better today.  There was also some wind at the bottom of the guts, which means that the wind is moving and can pass her guts…. which most likely means no obstruction.

Our surgeon also ordered that Baby C be given some Lacto GG probiotics this morning.  I mixed the probiotics powder with 2 teaspoons of soy bean milk and as I fed her, I kept praying that she would not puke.  Baby C drank the soy bean milk with much enthusiasm as she was really famished and has been yearning to drink and eat.  About an hour later, she appeared like she wanted to puke in her sleep.  I carried her, kept stroking her back and kept praying that she would not puke…. thank God she didn’t puke.   I’m still praying hard that Baby C is able to retain the soy bean milk and probiotics in her tummy without throwing them out. 

Here are some pix of Baby C taken last week. I had wanted to post these pix  last week but my laptop konked out.


Evil mummy tempting baby with a slice of orange to test if her appetite had returned…. it did and on the same day, she pulled out the nasogastric tube herself… again…. and our doctor gave us the green light to start feeding her with milk.


Phobia of nurses and doctor. The sight of the nurses and doctor would surely make my poor baby bawl.

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29 thoughts on “Another Surgery?

  1. Praise the Lord. do u know the song “the only way is up!” I’m still praying for her. Tee was hospitalised at Baby C’s age too & she too developed a phobia of Doctors & Nurses. she kept crying all day pointing to the door & crying “door! door!” she couldnt say much else. I never slept then so I can only imagine how zombified u r right now. you will be home soon…..

  2. good to hear that she is getting better. I was at the hospital too on Saturday for check-up. But I was having some flu so didn’t pay you & Baby C a visit upstairs.

    take care mummy & baby.

  3. Glad that she is on her way to recovery. I am sure things are going to turn for the better from now on.
    Every experience that you write reminds me of the similar situation that my daughter also faced when she was her age, although she didnt face surgery but lots and lots of tests. She used to be soo terrified from the nurses who came in to take regular temperature. Anyway, wishing Baby C fast recovery so she and u all can be back home.

  4. hehe…laughing at all comments above. Good to hear that baby C is getting well. guess she just need sometime to adjust after the surgery.

  5. This is really good news. I am so worried for her. Thank God for that.

    Sometimes rubbing the hands and placing on the tummy can also help the air to flow out.

  6. I’ve been a silent reader of your blog for quite some time now. Have been enjoying your updates and just love your girls (I only have 2 boys). I just wanted to say that God gives us only as much as we can bear and only his special angels get put through so much. Will continue to pray for Baby C and also for all of you as the parents and the sisters are not spared when the baby suffers! God bless you all!!

  7. When I saw the title, I got so tensed. Now that I have finished reading, I felt relieved. It must be a hard time for you and her but thank god, everything is fine.

  8. Thank God for this good piece of news. I can’t tell you how relieved I am and my tears are swimming in my eyes with joy. She’s gone thru enuf already and I hope God will protect her from more pain. Hope her tum gets better asap and she can enjoy her mek mek soon!

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