My Days In The Hospital

Counting back today, I realized that Baby C, my maid and I had stayed in the hospital for 25 days, which is almost one whole freaking long month of being cooped up in a cold air-conditioned room of the pediatric ward…. 25 freaking long days of not being able to feel the sun or breathe the outside air. And I have not had a real work-out for almost a month! The only work-out I manage to do was to jog inside our room, up and down the room like a sor poh for 15-25 minutes each time… not everyday as most days Baby C would want me to carry her and on some days, I felt so stressed up and worried that all I wanted to do was to pray and sleep.

On 27 May 09, which was the 24th day of our hospital stay, it was hubby and my wedding anniversary… our 9th! Hubby bought a high fibre cheese cake from Secret Recipe and we ‘celebrated’ by asking our maid to help us snap some pix for remembrance. This wedding anniversary will always be ‘special’ as we had celebrated it in the hospital, with only our baby girl, without Alycia and Sherilyn. We shared the cake with the nurses and staff at the pediatric ward.  Baby C wanted so much to eat the cake and kept pointing to the cake and fussed a little in frustration that she couldn’t eat anything.

Baby C on 27 May 09, i.e. the day before her discharge from the hospital.  Finally the NG tube was removed (well, she actually removed it herself…. again) and the tube that’s connected to the central venous catheter on her chest was also disconnected.   The sweet freedom of being tube-less was priceless, both for baby and me…. as I could carry her around and sleep next to her without any worries and restriction.   Baby  was ‘reading’ a sticker book which Michelle gave her.

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22 thoughts on “My Days In The Hospital

  1. You’re a very very strong mother. I can’t imagine being in your shoes and see stay quite composed. I really salute you in this journey. Happy Anniversary. Great to know that the marriage flame is stil very much alive!! Wishing you & Fah Tun the lifetime of happiness together as husband and wife!

  2. U r a fantastic mummy! Stay strong. I can’t imagine the pain u endured seeing yr baby go thru so much. I commend u n pray that all is well now. My son just had some stitches under GA n I already felt so helpless. I really salute u for yr strength. May God bless u n hubby with a lifetime of joy n marital bliss. Love to Baby C

  3. Happy belated anniversary to you first…25 days…i know how long that can be….me and Terry also stay the exact amount of days in hospital…really helpless at those day, all I can do is keep praying.

    I’m so happy for you, it is finally over now, be back soon..

  4. I think you know the best anniversary gift is that C is now healthy again and well on her way to a full recovery! What a relief!
    Still horrible that the hosp. gouges that much $$ from people who needed them. Hope you can wrangle a discount or concession of some sort. For that kind of money the hosp should have given you guys much more, like a full time nurse in attendance! And gourmet meals!

  5. Both u & FT are a great couple..blessed with 3 beautiful kids. Now that the ordeal is over for BB C, pamper urself & bb C to the fullest..dnt wrry about her wt, she will surely grow up to be a healthy & pretty girl just like her mommy. Despite after going thru all the sleepless nights, u still look great sweetie. Take care.
    here’s a toast for both of u ..Cheers to many more great celebrations to come for all of u…..but hopefully not in the hospital anymore!! Happy belated anniversary Shireen & FT! Good girl baby C!

  6. Happy to hear that Baby C is discharged and at home again 🙂 I can’t see the pics from China but I’m sure she’s really happy to be with her cheh-chehs again. God bless your beautiful family!

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