Braedyn is sick – Updates

Friday, May 4, 2007 8:10 pm at 8:10 pm 10 comments

What a terrible past 7 days it has been. We brought Braedyn back to the Dr’s 3 days after the 1st visit because the diahorrea hasn’t improved, and also due to the fact that we wanted the Dr to see him before the 2 day extended Labour Day break.

The Dr took Braedyn off his infant formula replacing it with a lactose-free formula (very kind of him to give us 2 sample cans of Similac so we didn’t have to worry about getting some ourselves). He also prescribed a cream for Braedyn’s sore hind quarters which is due to his body not being able to absorb the lactose, resulting in the leftover lactose (lactic acid perhaps….it has been along time I picked up my Biology text) burning his genital area after each passing.

It was only today that the diahorrea improved significantly with no mid-night nappy changes required. Daddykhong has been a dream the past 7 days, automatically waking up to sniff at Brae’s backside every 2 hours or so (very much like a dog!) and then proceeding to change the nappy, apply cream, etc.. if required. He keeps count of the changes which averaged 9 a day. (daddykhong: it was getting so routine I felt like a robot)

However, Braedyn now has a hoarse voice (very husky and extremely sexy) from his crying. Good in a way because it means his cries are no longer ear-splitting. He’s back on his normal food today after days of drinking formula and nibbling on bread and whatever we were eating.

Shayanne has been a joy the past week, smiling every once in a while and cooing to herself whenever kor-kor has a changing session. She’s growing up fast.


Entry filed under: About Braedyn, babykhong, General.

Braedyn is sick Conversations with Braedyn

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  • 1. Vien  |  Saturday, May 5, 2007 5:46 am at 5:46 am

    Hasn’t he been drinking regular formula for a long time? It is odd that the symptoms just came abruptly. Thankfully there is lactose-free formula.
    He was on soy-based formula for the 1st 6 months as a supplement to breast milk. Since then he has been on regular formula. Oh ya, forgot to add that the infection weakened his intestinal lining (which resulted in slightly bloody stools) so that’s why the lactose affected him.

  • 2. Sasha  |  Saturday, May 5, 2007 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm

    eh luckily he is fine eh? My J also sick sick baru recovered. Now my turn ` pulak. u guys also `bett

  • 3. Sasha  |  Saturday, May 5, 2007 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm

    alamak my son went and press the enter before i finished typing

    notty boy!

    anyway you guys take care too!

  • 4. Babybooner  |  Sunday, May 6, 2007 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm

    ouch…poor braedyn! get well soon darl.. ouchy about the hind region. he must feel so sakit.. 😦

  • 5. sss1979  |  Monday, May 7, 2007 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm

    I hope he get well soon.

  • 6. Malaika's mummy  |  Monday, May 7, 2007 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm

    I hope he recover soon.

    Paed prescribed Enfalac LF for a month. She is still having sore bum, even though I have applied lots of cream to her bum 😦

  • 7. Annie Q  |  Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm

    sorry to hear that, hope Brae recover soon. Poor Brae, he must have lose some weight? *sigh* When kids fall sick, parent are the most heartpain & tired!
    Maybe u can try to use SebaMed baby lotion, very effective..everytime when my boys got sore bum i applly on cure very fast.

  • 8. zara's mama  |  Wednesday, May 9, 2007 8:29 am at 8:29 am

    Good that he’s getting better.

  • 9. Angeleyes  |  Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:42 am at 12:42 am

    wow! Daddykhong is soooooo loving! I wish my PB can do the diaper change siah! He can only say “eik!” *duh~*

  • 10. My Lil Venture  |  Wednesday, May 16, 2007 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm

    Oh Gosh, thank goodness he is ok now. I dread it when kids have diarrhoea. It’s bad enough for us adults. Daddykhong is also a great help, i.e. The Wonderful Modern Daddy


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