Baby C’s Happy Again!

For 3 weeks since 5 May 09 (her first surgery), I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for my sweetie-pie to give me a smile…. and she finally gave me her sweet, angelic smile 2 days ago. Since yesterday, there has been more smiles and antics from my sweetie-pie.

My doctor gave me the green light to start nursing Baby C yesterday. Her first feed after 10 days on strict NIL BY MOUTH was at 4pm yesterday. As I nursed her, my heartbeat paced really fast as I was really worried that she will just spew the milk out like a volcano, like what was happening before her 2nd surgery. After the first breastfeed, my sweetie-pie wanted more and more. She was latched on to my boops almost the whole night…. and really sucked me dry!   It was more of a comfort sucking for baby and I think she was scared that I would deprieve her of her mek mek again, like what had happened twice over the past 3 weeks. The whole of last night, baby did not sleep well, kept waking up and kept saying “um mai” (no in Cantonese). She must have had a nightmare or felt hot being under my armpit the whole night! At one point, she sat up and kept pointing to the basket of fruits on the table. I know she’s been yearning to eat the oranges and dragon fruits for a long time. Our doctor gave us the nod to feed her diluted freshly squeezed orange juice today and I gave her some this morning… very, very little. I have now developed a phobia of feeding my baby and I will be really cautious this time not to overfeed her.

This morning, I also went to the Acconts Department and met up with the Accounts Officer, an elderly man who is really nice, warm and fatherly. I wanted to seek clarification on my exorbitant bill  and asked for a discount.  Good thing I checked the detailed billing, item by item as there was overcharging on a few items.   The bill as of yesterday was RM24k++.   This RM24k++ is exclusive of our first bill, also RM24k+. By the time we are discharged (hopefully by tomorrow), I am pretty sure the bill will hit RM50k. I am now praying hard that we will be granted a very good discount.

Baby C is indeed a fighter. What she has been through in the first year of her life is definitely way more than what a normal adult normally has to go through in his/her lifetime. That’s really a lot for her (and for me too) to endure but with God’s grace, she managed to sail through.  I hope and pray that this will be the end of our long nightmare.

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45 thoughts on “Baby C’s Happy Again!

  1. SUPER SUPER SUPER GOOD NEWS!!!!!!! That smile is really heart-warming and I’m just so glad that the ordeal is over for both you and Baby C. Make sure you catch up on rest as well, mummy! I’ll see you both soon when you’re back in KL.

  2. I am so happy seeing her smile and reading this post. Hope you can get great discount from this hospital. I know this hospital is one of the most expensive hospital in Penang.

    Hope this will be the end too. No more UTI attacks etc and get well soon.

  3. hiya yeah! The title of the post itself caught my eyes in my blogroll… good and big clap for both mummy and baby C.

    May now pray that she will be able to be as active again soon…

  4. This is really, really good news. I’m so relieves that the 2nd surgery finally went well and lets all pray that she won’t evenr have to go through this again! Will visit baby C when you return to KL 😀

  5. she is an angel!!! a very brave lil gal as well… I felt so sad reading the “journey” and glad that it’s finally ended.

    the angel has returned.. 😉 u take care too!!!

  6. Ohhh…..her smiling pix brought tears of joy to my eyes. I am so happy for her and for you.

    Btw, pls double and triple check your bills. Private hospitals are very famous for over-charging here and there!

  7. How I miss her smiley face on your blog! Thank God that sunshine is shining down on her after past couple of weeks.

    I’m sure she will be a strong tough gal when she grow up. I think at last everyone will have a good night after all these episodes.

    God Bless!

  8. I am VERY happy for you!!! Been longing to see her sweet smile day after day and finally … She is with her cheerful angelic smile again!!!

  9. oh what joy! so happy to see her happy smile again!
    so happy to see she’s drinking mcboobies again

    i hope they will give good discount and u will have a windfall somehow…. just to lessen the financial burden…

    u take care and keep your fighting spirit up! She WILL survive through all this nightmare!

  10. Is it too early to say congratulation? 🙂 Nice to see baby C without all the tubes….

    Hospital bills does have a lot of add ons that one will not be able to fully understand. I think you might waste a lot of time going through the overcharges… sometimes they also miss out something.. at the end.. it’s hard to argue. don’t let baby C wait too long to get home….

    Can request for an installment or not? because you only prepared Rm10K and not the final RM50K.. which is 5X more. just tell them you really having hard time getting those big sum at such a short time.

    When my mil had a sudden heart attack while we were in Sydney and had to undergo 2 times of angioplasty.. We asked for financial help and they let us pay in monthly installments over one year.. we didn’t buy travel insurance.

  11. it is so good to see her sitting up there smiling on the bed again.All discomfort obviously gone and she as if knew that she is going to come home 🙂 so happy, Shireen!!

  12. Great news ! Hi bb Cassandra, really happy to see u smile again. Aunty want to kiss & hug u . To dear mummy…u take care too..

  13. Way to go baby C !!! So good to see that brilliant smile of yours !!
    Congratulations to you too Mommy of baby C…
    All your hard work, prayers have paid off.
    And I must say Baby C is a tough fighter. God Bless her with good health henceforth !!

  14. I was quite late to read about the bad news about your bb…..i’m really sorry to hear that. Anyway, god bless that everything bad is over now and your child is well again now…….I really love to see her smile. You are tough too huh…..and you should too as a strong pole to your bb. 🙂

  15. Before I type out full your url in my IE, I pray so hard. Oh please god, let me read some good news today. I’m so thrill to see that cheeky little girl’s smile loading and all the tube gone. Safe journey if are you coming home today. XOXO

  16. such a relief to see her smiling and that she has recovered well. she is one fighter alright. lots and lots of hugs and kisses to her. i’m sure she will be happier once she’s is reunited with her sisters and back at home finally.

    take care shireen…u rest well too.

  17. Oh dear Baby C, ur smile is truly priceless to everyone who is following ur story/ordeal like a nevr ending Chinese mvie series. When u are old enuf to be able to read this, DO KNOW THAT U ARE THE LUCKIEST ANGEL ON THIS EARTH TO HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, RELATIVES & FRIENDS & STRANGERS WHO CARE SOOO MUCH ABOUT U. uR poor mommy has gone through a lot emotionally, physically & financially for you. with this new gift of life, grow up to be a great person & treasure all that u have. Auntie wishes u great growing journey ahead & be in your best of health & everything. Hugs & Kisses!!! Shireen u deserve all the joy now. Go pamper ur self with a nice home massage when baby C is home with u. take care. Hugs!!

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