Nov 14, 2006

My Ordeal

Hi everyone, I'm back!

Actually I was discharged from hospital last Friday after 1.5 days in hospital. But it was only yesterday that my appetite started coming back and I was slowly returning back to my usual active self. Thanks for all your well-wishes the past few days! Daddy & Mummy really really appreciate that... :)

So what really happened?

It turned out that I had a bad case of stomach flu. Lots of vomitting, lots of wind in my belly and lots of dehydration. My ordeal started on early Thursday morning when Daddy & Mummy were preparing to go to work. I woke up and vomitted thick slabs of yellow phelgm. But I still looked okay so off I went to Ma-ma's house.

Then at about 10am, Daddy got an sms from Ma-ma that I had vomitted my milk, and also my breakfast cereal. Then when I drank some water, I also do a merlion. Jialat liao lor... Have to go see Dr. Ong at Thomson Medical Centre. He gave me some medicine which I duly took first at the clinic.

Along the way home, I puked my medicine in the car. No matter, maybe I would feel better when I got home, Daddy & Mummy thought. At home, Mummy gave me a bit of cereal and you know what happened. I puked. I got really lethargic after that, and I just buried my face in the pillow and lied down on the sofa.

So Mummy decided to put me to sleep and I was given my usual neh-neh. I puked all of that out again! Ok, now Daddy & Mummy freaking out liao... and it was not helped by the fact that my tummy looked like this after all the puking...



SO SCARY HOR???

So of course I was bundled off to Dr. Ong's clinic again where I heard the dreaded H-word.

HOSPITALIZATION.

Oh, and add a D-word to that too. DRIP. Yep, I also had to undergo a drip to replenish my lost fluids. And what do you know, suayness of all suayness, there weren't any available rooms at Thomson Medical Centre!!! Well, they did give us one in the end but it was an ICU room. Wah biang eh, fainted I tell you.

Mummy wasn't going to have me staying in such a freaky room so since Dr. Ong also does calls at Mt. Alvernia, Mummy insisted I go over there for my recuperation. And so after all the flurry of activity, I finally settled down in my quiet room.

Alas, the peace was soon shattered by my horrendous wailings when I had to be pierced for the drip to be administered into me...



Yah I know, see already heart pain hor... I lagi worse lah, flesh pain too. But lucky Daddy was clever to tell me that is actually something Spiderman uses to shoot his web from. HAHAHA... Yep, I know who Spiderman is 'cos he's one of Daddy's fave superheros. :P So whenever Daddy asks me, 'Eh, Spiderman how?'... I'll lift up my right hand and imitate Spiderman shooting out his web. Hee hee... So that made the drip a bit more bearable.



But the night time was much worse, 'cos I was cranky and yet the stupid tube was still following me around. So bopian, Daddy had to carry me on his shoulder til I fell asleep while Mummy walked beside, wheeling the drip machine at the same time. I also don't know how long they spent pacing up and down the corridor but I knew Daddy's arms ached the next day. Hahaha...



Next day, I felt better already and managed to keep my milk and porridge inside me. So I was certified fit to go home in the evening! Yippee! And so I spent my weekend resting at home and trying to build up my energy level again.

I'm feeling better now, though I still have the occasional loose stools. But Doc said that's normal and should stop in the next 2 to 3 days. At least my appetite is returning and there's no more vomitting liao. So hopefully, the cheeky & bubbly Ashton that you all know will be back by this weekend! Hee... And guess what's my current weight now? A demoralising 10kg. Haiz...


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6 comments :

Mel said...

Yikes, the stomach pic and the *drip*- must be so traumatic, he still looks in good spirit though (and handsome, haha). Get well soon- recover well, can always *fatten up* later! :)

Anonymous said...

GREAT!! Good to hear u r back!!! Speeeedy Recoverrry........

grasie_me said...

take care Ashton! i keep coming back to see if u're back home. rest well & get ur energy to take more handsome pictures ok?

Anonymous said...

eeeps. heart ache looking at drip. hope your mummy didn't cry. i would. anyway, get well soon and eat more!

Aunty Sharon said...

Oh my gosh! Aunty Sharon see liao oso heartpain, must hve been really chiat lat for your daddy & mummy. Stomach flu no joke....thankfully, you look so much better in the pix liao.

a.s.h. said...

Thanks to one & all for ur get-well wishes! :)

I'm feeling much better already! Hope to be back to my bouncy self really soon!

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