Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My poor kiddos

Both Ethan and baby Eli has been under the whether...Ethan has just recovered while baby Eli is still recovering from mouth ulcer... due to that both of them have not been eating well especially Ethan. He seems to have lost some weight as he didn't want to take his usual meals ... nor does he want to take his milk or water especially for the first 2 days. Actually, I didn't realise he has mouth ulcer and I was wondering why he doesn't want to take his milk or water...it was only when he started to whine and cry and kept pointing to his mouth when he was eating his banana that I realised he has mouth ulcer...when I first saw the ulcer I thought he might have caught the HFMD but a visit to his paed confirm it is not...phew...what a relieve ... but from then on he refused to eat his usual meals...at least for 3 days...luckily it was during the weekend so we could do a trial and error on what he can or will eat...though his appetite was bad at least he could take in some noodles and most of all his favourite Baby Bytes biscuits...he could finished up to 4 packets and even more if I didn't stop him ;p He was able to eat the butter/cheese spread sandwich that I prepared for him too.. as for his milk I reduced the hot water so it won't hurt his ulcer while feeding... he has no objection with hard boiled egg (only the white part) too...

Talking about medicine, previously, it was like World War III to feed Ethan his medicine...at times we need 3 people just to feed him medicines - one person to hold his head and mouth, another to hold his super strong legs while the 3rd person to feed him the medicine... but giving him his medicine nowadays is a lot more manageable...the trick is that we have to tell him that those are his vitamins instead of medicines ;p

Here's Ethan eating his cut and peeled grapes...

As for Eli..it is more heartbreaking as he can't speak. The only way he could tell us he is in pain is by crying and crying he did...a lot...till he almost lost his voice :( Poor baby his ulcer must have hurt him more as compare to Ethan...it's really heartbreaking to hear him cry for food and at the same time cry due to the pain...but as of last nite...the pain may have reduced as he didn't cry when I fed him his last milk before bedtime (I made his milk with no hot water..just room temperature boiled water...) Just hope he will recover soon ...

But am thankful that despite the mouth ulcer both boys are as active as ever...so that is a good sign :)

video

Just like his big bro, Eli doesn't like to take medicine too. He started to protest even before the medicine goes into his mouth ;p

4 comments:

Carol said...

Kesian the boys. Too heaty kah?

Hope they get well soon

Janelle said...

hugss. poor bubba and mummy.

glad u found a way to give him his medicine with less stress. i just tell my kids it's lolly and it's a medicine lolly that makes them feel better. now they ask for medicine all the time!! 8-)

Lorna said...

You tell Ethan it's vitamins and he falls for it?! That's awesome! I'm still waging war with my 4-year old Joel, and he even loathes vitamins, however yummy they may be!

Kesian I hear about Eli... good to know he's getting better. I went through the same thing recently with Ezra, but his ulcer's caused by him falling off the chair. Susah mau kasi makan, susu pun he didn't want. Last2 kena kasi makan ice cream (cold food soothes his ulcer, according to yours truly :P ) and mixed some supplements to help heal the ulcer. Two days after, terus baik and he was able to eat normally.

Cath J said...

duiiii... kesian... hope they will get well fast... ^_^

take care..