Little Baby Moon-Jun Hui was hospitalised

Finally my baby-Jun Hui is allowed to discharge from hospital. Although she is still not consuming enough fluid based on her weight, she at least is allowed to go home. Phew~~

Yah, Jun Hui was hospitalised since last Sunday and things just happened so sudden. She had fever, followed by bad diarrhea and refused to drink water and milk. We brought her to family clinic but the doctor asked us to send her to hospital because worried about dehydration. She was not given any medicine in hospital but only the drip. The stools was sent for lab test and the lucky thing was her diarrhoea not causing by the rotavirus.

So, what is the real reason of her diarrhea? I’ve get a brochure from hospital and would like to share some of the info with you all.

What is Diarrhoea?

  • Diarrhoea refers to the frequent passage of loose watery stools due to an infection of the intestines. The infection may or may not be accompanied by vomiting.
  • The diarrhoea usually lasts for 2 to 4 days. Occasionally, it may persist up to 10 days.
  • This infection of the intestine is known as gastroenteritis.

What causes Gastroenteritis?

  • Viruses such as rotavirus are usually responsible for this infection.
  • Rarely, it can be caused by bacteria infection such as salmonella, camphylobacter or shigella.

Is Gastroenteritis dangerous?

  • The major problem with gastroenteritis is dehydration (drying out). This occurs when your child loses too much fluid from the diarrhoea and vomitting.
  • Increasing the amount of liquid intake for your child can prevent dehydration.

Does my child need any medications for his infection?

  • Majority of children with gastroenteritis do not need any medications.
  • The main treatment is to ensure your child remains well hydrated.
  • Occasionally, your doctor may give you some medication for sotmach pain or vomitting.
  • Generally, medications used to stop diarrhoea in adults are not used in children due to side effects.

Is there any way to prevent my child from getting diarrhoea?

  • It is difficult to prevent your child from coming into contact with the germs that caused gastroenteritis.
  • These germs are present in the community all the time.
  • However, good hygiene habits will minimize the risk of spreading the infection.
  • For newborn and infants, bottle hygiene is very important. Milk bottles need to be sterillized either by boiling or with the use of sterilizing tablets.
  • For older children, handwashing before meals and good toilet habits should be taught.

Junhui still need some time to fully recover from her infection of the intestines. So, what we can do now is only to make sure she is well hydrated.

Really appreciated and thanks all my friends who are showing the concern. :)

Jun Ling & Jun Hui

Healthy and Happy Gals~

Jun Hui

Poor little baby Jun Hui~

 

 


4 Responses to “Little Baby Moon-Jun Hui was hospitalised”

  1. aidie says:

    glad to hear Jun Hui is getting better

  2. Kevin Lim says:

    Poor Jun Hui. Get well soon ya. Will pray for you.

  3. Denise Tay says:

    Jun Hui is a strong baby… She has the unselfishness care n love from her dearest family… Take care… =) She will get well soon!

  4. Maya Bailey says:

    A few workers in our area got Salmonella poisoning. It is a good thing that they did not die and they have fully recovered. :

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