Monday, July 26, 2010

High Blood Pressure

Since my last checkup at the government clinic, I was asked to monitor my blood pressure every alternate days. To save the cost, I will have to go back to the clinic or panel doctor to get my blood pressure. Last Friday, I went to the clinic and it was empty. Only to know that, on Fridays, all nurses will go house visiting. They will go door to door visiting to those mother's who has just delivered.How nice of them.

Upon arrival, I was asked to sit down for awhile. I got my urine tested and they try to get my blood pressure. To my atonishment, my blood pressure was way up high! The nurse asked me what am I thinking? I was not thinking anything. To make things worst, they found Albumin trace in my urine. Its not good news. Continuosly, they took my pressure for a few times and yet my pressure is still high. My oh my...I was asked to sit and rest while the prepare documents to admit me to the hospital. That serious ah I thought.

They have to send me to another goevernment clinic nearby as there is no doctor in charge on that day itself. Upon arrival, I was greeted by all the nurses as they earlier called to tell them my case. Good service heh...Even the doctor called to asked me whether I am on the way already. How dedicated...

My eyesight was checked, blood pressure was checked, my reflex was checked, abdomen checked....and doctor wants me to admit to the hospital for monitoring....To my surprise...They already prepare an ambulance to send me to the hosptital. As soon as I reached, the nurse asked me to wait and she get me a wheelchair to bring me to the ward.

At the ward, there are lots of pregnant woman, some came for checkups, scannings, delivery and so on....I was given a room and asked to rest and my pressure was taken every 10 minutes. Since I am resting all the time, my pressure went down and was later allowed to go home. What a relieved?!

From now onwards, I have to take care of my diet, need to go for brisk walk and make sure my stress level is under control. Currently I am on MC as I require rest to lower down my blood pressure. Work is out of my mind temporary and I don't want to think about it. All I want is to take care of my health so that I will have a "fei fei pak pak" baby....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Current pregnancy status ->14 weeks

I am once again pregnant again. Currently in my 14th week. During my last checkup, baby looks chubby to me. Moving vigorously both its hands and legs. So cute.

This pregnancy is very important to me. Since my miscarriage on my last pregnancy, I always long to get pregnant again. After 6 months of trying, I am blessed with this pregnancy.

I was in mixed feelings when I first knew that I was pregnant again. I am happy when I see the home testing kit tested positive but in the other hand, I am worried. Worried that it could be another miscarry.I waited long enough to do the home test and also a week later to see the gynea.

I was happy to see the embryo but doc told me its not stable. There are blood clot around it. I was in total depressed. Is it gonna happen again? I was given injections to stablize my pregnancy, checkup become a weekly issue, I was not allowed to carry heavy stuffs not to mention that includes Xinye. I am always resting.

Week by week results are better and by week 7th, I am overjoyed when I saw the fetal heatbeat! My hubby's face almost stucked to the screen. What a sign of relief?! After the 12th week, I now go for my checkup on monthly basis. Not forgetting needing to take plenty of pills. I even find that I am more discipline now in consuming my mama milk. I skipped or forgotten most of the time when I had Xinye.

Since medical fees are rising up, I was thinking to deliver in government hospital. In that case, I can save a bomb and keep it for my confinement month or baby's usage in future. I went to the government clinic to get my "red book". It ain't that terrible after all. I have been hearing stories about all these clinic and hospital not allowing us to get the red book.

First of all is the red book. I had the impression all the time that red book = bank book that we see from HK drama and when you open it, your face will glow. I mean the size of the book should be like that la coz it is only used to jot down our appointments. But the actual fact is that the book is about the size of our Co-Corriculum book size that we had during our secondary days. It consist of all our medical details in it. So better keep it safe and sound.

The normal procedure of getting the red book is from the government clinic for pregnant mothers and kids. Why do kids are involved? Coz the kids will get free checkup and immunization after they are born. The last time, I went to the hospital itself to get the red book, and they asked me for referel letter. Wrong source.

The checkup took about 3 hours. I was there since 7:30am. Expecting a big crowd since its free. Urine test was done, blood test was done, tooth was checked, body was checked and consulation was done. I was so stupid to think that I need to fast for the blood test and I am so hungry.

Even now i got the red book, I will still do my checkup in the private clinic. Government clinics doesnt provide scanning. The nurses are so experienced that they can tell whether your baby is doing fine. Maybe ultrasound scannings are done in hospital as they are well equipped.

Everything is fine currently. Just abit of high blood pressure. I need to report in to get my blood pressure checked every alternate days. Looking forward for my next checkup. I am missing my baby already. Be good ok. Dont torture mama...let mama eat well, sleep well....

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm Back

It has been awhile that I last blog. I am really busy and tired. Juggling between work and household. It ain't easy.

Work has been a never ending story. All people know is to open ticket and assign out. I never had a day that I have ticketless. This means that there is no one day that I can sleep well. I feel bad when work was not done and it really disturb my sleep at night. My mind is thinking about work all the time. This is really unhealthy.

Wosrt still, I have to take care of the household. But now my husband has to help me out with the chores. Day by day, little Xinye is growing up. she is getting more and more rascal but cuter. You need to be 100% alert to take care of her.

The good news is, I am pregnant again. Currently 13 weeks. That also one of the cause why am i exhausted by end of the day. Well, its part of life. I have gone through it before and I know I can do it this time around too! Keep my fingers crossed.

This would be a short blog after my long departure. Will update more from time to time...