Baby C’s Post-Surgery (2nd Op) – Day 2, Sunday 24 May 09

Baby C started to be more and more alert and responsive yesterday. She was feeling way better than she was before her second surgery to fix her guts. When we asked her to make her trademark ‘funny face’, she gladly showed us like this:


Seeing baby make her trademark ‘funny face’ and being so responsive made all of us so happy and relieved. She could also show us her body parts when we asked her to. For the first time since her first op on 5 May 09, she finally said “cheh cheh” when she saw her 2 doting sisters’ pic on my handphone. She could said “bear bear” when she saw a baby with his Pooh bear soft toy on TV.

As baby had slept quite a bit after her 2nd op for almost 24 hours, she was really wide and awake the whole of yesterday and today. She didn’t want to take her nap yesterday and watched VCDs from 3pm through 10pm yesterday! Thank God, she slept quite soundly at night. At least my maid and I could catch up a little on our sleep… but the nurses who came into our room to check on baby and the drips every single hour kept jolting us up from our sleep.

Since baby was wide awake the whole afternoon yesterday, my maid and I could barely do anything. We have to watch over her like a hawk to ensure that she did not rub her nose coz if she did, the NG tube would slide out from her nostril. It had happened once and we definitely do not want this to repeat coz if would be too traumatizing for baby to have the NG tube inserted again.  Baby absolutely HATES having her hands bandaged and wrapped tightly. I can’t wait for the NG tube to be removed.  Baby also wanted to be carried a lot but carrying her is really really tricky as she has tubes everywhere….. the NG tube that’s hanging precariously from her nose and the central line hanging from her body.  If the central line gets pulled off, holy moly, she has to go to the OT to have it reinserted.  There are also sutures to hold the line in place on her chest. 

That’s how Baby C looked like yesterday.  On the left is a monitor to track her heart beat, at the foot of the cot is a machine to release morphine into the IV line and hanging on the steel rack are her Hartmann’s solution and the big packet of white liquid that looks like milk is her expensive nutrients. 

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25 thoughts on “Baby C’s Post-Surgery (2nd Op) – Day 2, Sunday 24 May 09

  1. Glad to hear that Shireen. I was so “kancheong” to know how is Baby C every now and then. I was so anxious and almost felt like asking my friend in Penang to pay you a visit. I hope you don’t mind that I talked about Baby C too in my blog.

  2. i am really praying hard that baby C will be fine after this 2nd surgery…..so glad to read this post now! i’m sure it is a big relief for everyone at home & all your anxious readers too. take care baby C and mommy too

  3. thk god…hopefully things r really improving this time!! shireen, hope this nightmare won’t haunt u too much & too long. wishing a bright & cheerful days ahead for babyC !!!

  4. I can see from Baby C face she is getting much better. Hopefully she will be able to start taking normal food soon.

    God bless!

  5. Thank goodness she’s recovering well. I was checking this blog countless times today for updates. Hopefully she will also pass gas asap too 😀

  6. yes… a picture can say a thousand words…. baby C face looks very fresh, very good sign…. I hope your face is as fresh as baby C…. 🙂
    I miss the news from the two cheh cheh….

  7. its such a heartache to see baby cassandra like that. anyway, am glad that she is progressing well. i wish for her speedy recovery!!

  8. What good news… keep them coming! Hope to hear more antics of your lovable family! Praise the Lord.

  9. Get well soon Baby C. Have been busy reading your previous posts and other blogs. I pray for Baby C speedy recovery and take good care of yourself first so that you have more energy & stamina to take care Baby C. She really needs your love and tender loving care.

  10. Glad to hear C is recovering from her 2nd operation. Thank God! That little angel of yours is so brave and such a fighter. I’m pretty sure after a couple of days on TPN she’ll be ready for some real food!!

  11. wah…shireen, the first photo Baby C looks exactly like you man! I tot I saw u. can’t wait for her to come home now so we can come and play again…..

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