Happy New Year 2011!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

We wrapped up 2011 at KKH inpatient!!!

Her temperature starting creeping up slowly during the last day of 2010. And it went down just when I was going to bring her in. I kept praying, hoping that we will at least get to count down with Jase before her fever surfaces. Alas, just not meant to be.

Anyhow, we got into KKH at abt 10pm. And I was extremely impressed with the efficiency of the entire process. From checking in at A&E to being seen by a Doctor, to getting us admitted at our inpatient bed, the entire process took slightly over an hour!!! Unlike our previous records of waiting more than 3 hours at times! However, the entire episode that could have been their best ever was ruined when the nurse used a wrong size needle on Charmaine! :-(

Char has never winced whenever she is getting accessed. She would
clutch fist tight and bear with it. But when she started complaining of pain even after the needle was put in, I knew something was amiss. And when I saw at least half an inch of needle jutting out of her body, I knew something was just wrong!!! Argh. They insisted the needle was already in placed and that it was the right size but to me, we had never had pain or needle jutting out like that! I was worried that it wasn't secured at all! They even claimed that maybe she has lost so much weight! Absurd! Finally they came back and applogised. Said they used a longer needle. DUH. What else can I say.

Just gotta pray that nothing happens. Else who is going to be responsible!

Char also has her lowest ever platelet and haemoglobin numbers. Single digit of 6. Really scary. No wonder she is so lethargic! I knew that her blood must be low but was really surprised that it's that low! Not a good sign really. Her body's immune is getting weaker. She needs a break!!! Please pray that 2011 will be a good year for Char! So that she can stay away from chemo and enjoy her normal
childhood.

The past year has been a remarkable journey filled with what seems like more downs and ups but at the end of the day, what matters most is the fact that I am crossing into 2011 with Jase and Char by my side...
Happy New Year everyone!

I am alittle disappointed that I won't be able to send Jase to Sch on his first day of embarking into his life of independence. But I know that my son will not have a single problem adjusting! He is the most adaptable kid I've ever seen and I couldn't be prouder.

Love,
cyn mommy

3 comments:

Isaac Tan said...

Wishing little Charmaine speedy recovery. :)

Mama Joan said...

Hi, how is jase coping with his 1st day in school? And how is our lil princess? I hope all things are well on your side...

dawn said...

check this link out. apparently they are looking for ppl to try this ice cream out. maybe charmaine could try it out and could even help her....http://www.infonews.co.nz/news.cfm?id=43941

 
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