Baby C’s Post Surgery

Hi peeps, just a quick update on my sweetie-pie, before she wakes up or pukes again. 

Baby C was carried by me into the OT at about 8:30am on Tuesday.  I was with her in the OT room and witnessed the prepation of the surgery and only left when the anesthesiologist had administered the GA.  The GA worked pretty fast and within seconds after administering, she completely knocked out.  I then left her on the OT table and leaving her behind was a very tough thing to do.

I was told that the surgery will take about 2.5 hours but it took longer than that coz we were told by the surgeon that Baby C’s problem was really complicated and hard to fix!  She was only wheeled out of the OT at about 1:30pm, i.e. after 5 hours.  That 5 hours was the longest 5 hours of my life.  We were told by the surgeon that baby’s right duplex ureters were badly dilated and stuck to each other.  The surgeon had to do quite a handful of cutting, reconstruction, drainage, stretching, reimplantation and stitching up.  Nonetheless, he assured us that the surgery went well.

Post surgery was bad.  Baby C had high fever since Tuesday and I was really worried.  Thank God, her temperature came down to 37ish degress Celsius this morning.  The first night post surgery, she kept fussing and crying as I think she felt pain and had some bladder spasms.  The 2nd night post surgery (which was last night), she puked the whole night.  Since she ate or drank nothing, she could only puke out yellow bile liquid and lots of phelgm (which is one of the side effects of a major surgery).  Today, she even puked ‘coffee ground’, i.e. vomit which looks brownish and reddish and is a mixture of yellow bile liquid and stains of blood.  She has not been drinking and has been puking and my poor baby is so terribly weak, so weak that she could not even muster a cry whenever the doctor and nurses did anything to her.  She looks really listless and weak and my heart aches to see her like this. 

When the surgeon check on baby this morning, he said that her tummy is really bloated (full of gas). Since she’s throwing up non-stop, he inserted a nasal gastric tube through her nose to aspirate out the gas. The tube can also be used to feed her oral meds and tube feeding. The surgeon also ordered that she be given Vamin Glucose drips, which is drips consisting of vitamins to give her some strength. My poor baby looks so sick now, with 4 tubes hanging from her tummy, 1 tube on her hand and 1 tube together with a bottle on her nose.

I forgot to mention that everyone in our family is also down and out. On the day we arrived in Penang, hubby was admitted to the hospital for high fever, throat infection and flu. The next day, my mum, my maid and I got bitten by the virus. All of us had high fever, except for my maid who only has a cough. But I don’t have the luxury of having complete rest and sleept.  It has been terrible for me.  I felt cold and shivered when my temp shot up to 39.5 degrees Celsius.  Also had a throbbing head, a backache that felt like my back was going to break when I stood, sat or walked and bodyache. I felt so weak that I didn’t have the mood and strength for anything but to sleep.  Not wanting to spread my virus to my baby, I quickly went to the A&E Dept and consulted the MO.  The consultation and meds cost me a whopping RM208!

Thank you to those who have prayed for my baby.  I really appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers.  Please do continue to pray for Baby C to have a really speedy recovery without anymore puking, without any infection and an almost pain-free recovery and a 100% successful surgery (i.e. no more kidney reflux and no more UTI attacks).

The 3 urine bags hanging from her tummy through the incision and 1 pump-like plastic bottle hanging from the belly button (I think).

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47 thoughts on “Baby C’s Post Surgery

  1. shireen, so sorry that u have to see baby C in that condition. i will pray for her speedy recovery and that she no longer has to suffer. be strong and positive and bless u all!! take care

  2. Shireen, dont worry. All will be fine. You are a great mom and the whole world knows that .. and so does Baby C. Baby C wont disappoint you. She will bounce back stronger!

  3. Sorry to hear that you’re having such a bad time. From what I read, it looks like Baby C is in fact recovering, albeit slowly. But post-surgery is always like that. I’ll text you more to share my experience.

  4. Oh dear Shireen, I hope and pray that Baby C will have a speedy recovery. Reading your post has made me teary eyed. How painful it must be for such a young baby to bear.

    Also, I hope everyone in your family will recover soon *Hugs* Be strong.

  5. I can only imagine how you felt when you see Baby C with tubes and vomiting…

    I’ve no experience with this and can only offer you my thoughts and prayers (and flying kisses to Baby C). Hope everyone gets well soon 🙂

  6. Poor baby C. Maybe the GA hasn’t completely got out of her system which is why she may be puking. I hope that she will be stronger and get past all these bad symptoms.

    I will continue to pray for Baby C, you and your family.

  7. Breaks my heart to see baby C lying on the bed and thank god that all is well now for her.

  8. Ouch, such a painful sight to see her like that, what more for you as her mother. Be strong for her ok. Hope she’ll recover fast. You and your hubby take care too ok.

  9. praise God the surgery was successful. Nowu just need to take good care of urself, charge up coz in no time ur tough Baby C will be up & about demanding ur energy to play with her soon..real soon. God Bless!

  10. Been following ur blog for sometime…. U are a tough mummy and Baby C is a tough cookie, I must say! Glad that the surgery went well. My thoughts are with you and Baby C… Speedy recovery Baby C!

  11. Don’t worry. The first few days are always the hardest. The surgery went well and thats really good. Wish the lil cutie a fast recovery and you take care too.

  12. I been waiting for your post about baby C surgery. I’m glad to hear she is doing just fine. We must give some times for the medicine and the organs to work in a proper/healthy way. You must take of yourself cause you can save your baby C and baby C need you. All prayers goes to baby C and your family. Of course, YOU too.

  13. Poor baby C…hope she is recovering soon. Glad to hear that the surgery went smoothly. And you too…take good care of yourself. It must be hard to take care of a sick kid and yourself when you are sick too. Get well soon and take care.

  14. really sad to see baby C suffer so much and glad that the surgery went well!! Wish baby c speedy recover!! Hope u all feel better now. Take care.

  15. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers nightly. Baby C will be up and about, chasing after her older sisters. Take care!

  16. Everyone’s praying that Baby C will recover soon. May the Lord send his angels to watch over her during this time and hold you all in the palm of hands and comfort. I’m not sure if you believe in Mary, Jesus’ mom. It’s the month of May, a special month to Mary, so we’ll all say a special prayer to Mary for all of you.

  17. i was going thru a lot of your entries to look for photos of Aly ad Sher…and baby C. Goodness i haven’t been here in such a long time. Baby C has really grown!

  18. this is very devastating but you seem to be going through all this with much strength. that I admire you. I am praying for the health of BabyC, yourself and the rest of your family members.. pls take care!

  19. I feel like coming & giving u a big Hug dear! I’m sure this will go on smoothly after this with speedy recovery of BB C

  20. hi, sowee i’m only reading your blog entries now becoz i keep getting the old entries from my blog and i dunno why, i even tot u were not blogging for sometime becoz i remembered u said Bb C will hv a surgery.

    you take care, and u r indeed a super mom. more super than many of us, and i marvel at how u can manage so many things. God be with you, and Bb C, and wishing a belated Happy Mother’s Day.

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