Julia’s First Hospitalization (January 10-14, 2011)

Posted: August 2, 2011 in Misang's Baby Iya

Like mother, like daughter. My Nanay told me that when I was like 8 days old, I got admitted to the hospital due to infected umbilical cord. The same happened to Iya.

I first noticed rashes on her butt, thinking it was just diaper rash, I didn’t get bothered. We just changed the brand of her diapers. I think napansin ko yun around January 4. I just used diaper rash cream for that. When we brought her to her Pedia for follow-up check-up, I told doc that she has rashes nga sa butt nya. When he inspected, he immediately checked her umbilical cord. The stump had fallen off a few days ago so I began cleaning th entire area with alcohol, pero wala naman ako napapansin na something. When he checked, he told me that the umbilical cord is already infected. She’s a bit yellowish too. He told us that Iya should be admitted for observation. So we stayed at the hospital for 5 days. Antibiotics kasi will be injected sa kanya.

We immediately got a room for us to stay in. The nurse said we could just place Iya in the nursery. Hindi kami pumayag kasi parang hassle kasi I am breastfeeding na at that time. And hubby and I won’t have a place to stay to. So we got a room. When it’s time na to put the heplock, the nurse took her to the nursing station. Kahit nasa labas super dinig ko yung iyak nya. When she was returned to me humihikbi pa sya. Pag-alis ng nurse naiyak na talaga ako kasi ang liit-liit pa ng baby ko pero nakaganun na sya.

poor little baby…she had the heplock attached to her hand for four days!

the nurse tried to put the heplock first into her right hand!

So there, we stayed at the hospital. And every moment was painful. When the first dose of antibiotic was given to her, super iyak talaga ako kasi I can imagine the pain ng antibiotic na pumapasok sa veins mo. Sa adults nga masakit na yun, lalo pa sa baby e ang liit-liit ng mga ugat nya. So every injection pati ako umiiyak. Buti si hubby matibay pero nakikita ko sa eyes nya na nahuhurt din sya sa nangyayari. There was a time pa na habang iniinject yung gamot sabi ng nurse ayaw daw ma-push kasi baka may bara so ang ginawa he adjusted the heplock. That moment was like torture kasi Iya was crying her lungs out. Wala ako magawa..all I say is “baby, I’m sorry for the pain”, while ako din umiiyak.

There were moments pa na ang hirap patulugin ni Iya. Kaka-sleep lang nya eto na naman ang mga nurse to check her vitals. Natarayan ko pa nga yung isa sa kanila kasi Iya just fell asleep magigising na naman, ayun di na nila inistorbo. Or minsan kaka-sleep lang tapos ayan na naman ang antibiotics. Kawawa talaga.

And then ayun after 4 days tinanggal na yung heplock kasi all the blood cultures were negative naman. Walang infection na napunta sa bloodstream kaya thank God safe na si baby. Hindi na rin sya yellowish. On the fifth day, we were released na sa hospital. Wag nyo na itanong yung bill.

That situation made me realize that I need someone else to help me take care of the baby. We decided to just move to Bulacan kasi nandun Ninang ko to help me with Iya.

We’re just thankful that Iya is now safe. I know someday she’ll grow into one tough kid. :)

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Comments
  1. same rin sa baby ko..when she 1st got out to this world..heplock agad kc nkakain ng dumi for 4 and half days..evry time iniinject ung antibiotics sa heplock di naman xa umiiyak thankgod saka lng xa umiiyak kpag gutom w/c is really painful kc wala pang gatas sa suso ko..e inverted din kase..masakit rin kc nagagalit kc walang laman suso ko..sinasapak niya suso ko sa heplock nya…

    • marissa says:

      Thank you for your comment Jennifer. Yes it’s really painful to hear our babies cry, na kung pwede lang ipasa na lang sa atin di ba. So, were you still able to breastfeed?

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