Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Parent' Should Be Vigilant When Their Kids are Hospitalized

I have read a story of a mother who only brought her child to a hospital because he was suffering from stomach ache, but the child died after days of confinement. The mother was not so educated so she only accepted what the doctor said but some people are questioning the child’s death and found out some medical malpractice. Well, it’s an issue that has not been resolved maybe until now. So lesson learned, as parents we should be very vigilant when our kids are sick and hospitalized. We should be well informed on any procedures that the doctors are doing to our kids. Procedures like cold therapy treatment should be given with proper expertise and procedure because if not, doctors can face cold therapy lawsuit. I have searched on this kind of lawsuit and found out that the improper use of this treatment can result to serious injuries to patients that's why there are firms like O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath who assists patients on this issue. If you are also suffering from injuries caused by medical malpractice you can contact O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mommy Moments: White

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This is my take for the Mommy Moments' theme this week...

This is my daughter during her graduation day wearing her white toga.


and this is my son, wearing his usual attire on ordinary days. I love him wearing white because it looks clean. White looks good on babies right?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Taking Care of Your Sick Child (Simple Illnesses like the Flu)

It is absolutely heartbreaking to see your child suffer from sickness, even if it is as simple as a nasty cold and fever. Cold and flu season comes every year, more often pronounced these days because of the extreme changes in weather. Studies have shown that average pre-school children can have 12 colds a year – symptoms vary between cough, low-grade fever, head ache and body malaise. This is not counting stomach flu viruses, the flu and other allergies and respiratory ailments most children experience.

You can never be ready when your child gets sick, but you can be prepared and be informed how to take care of them when they do. Parents need knowledge. The first thing a parent need to know is when to call the doctor, schedule a doctor visit and how to distinguish when a simple cold has progressed to become flu.

The flu is a serious case of sickness and most often would require prescription antibiotics. Here are some of the symptoms:
  • High fever
  • Headache
  • Tiredness/weakness (can be extreme)
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Body or muscle aches
  • Diarrhea and vomiting also can occur, but are more common in children.
Some of the things you can do to help them be as comfortable and pain-free:
  1. Nutritious and nourishing food. Most sick children do not have an appetite, keeping food simple and prepared in a way that they prefer is better than giving them foods that will make them well but they would not eat. It is better to give them fried chicken nuggets than grilled chicken with peas if it helps them eat more. Getting food in their system is the goal here to keep them nourished. The same goes for liquids. If they want cold juices, give it to them. It will keep them hydrated.
  2. Have them in comfortable clothes in a comfortable environment. If your child seems more comfortable in the couch rather than in his room, allow it. Have them dressed in comfortable pajamas. Changing clothes frequently especially when they have broken their fever and are perspiring is a must.
  3. Be ready with these essentials: thermometer (for checking temperature), acetaminophen/ibuprofen, aspirin, Vitamin C, cough drops, humidifier, saline nose drops or spray.
Of course, prevention is better than treating a sick child. Once flu season starts, advise your child to wash their hands regularly and do not share utensils with other kids in school. The school is the number one hot spot for viral sicknesses, so staying in touch with school authorities can help keep you informed on what is rampant on their school grounds (flu, colds, stomach virus, etc.)
At the home front, eating well, getting plenty of sleep, taking vitamin supplements especially Vitamin C, limiting junk food especially sugary sweets, gargling with plain water a couple of times a day are effective in keeping the cough and colds at bay.

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AbieL is a professional blogger for more than five years now. Her current project is for the new discount shopping site You Love Coupons, where she writes articles about icontact coupon code and gotomeeting coupon code.


Should I Work Again?

I was called for an interview and exam the other day for a position in a broadcasting company. I was surprised because I never expected that I would be considered even as a prospect for the position in that company. So even though I don’t have any plans of working yet, I went just to try if I will be accepted. My schedule is 4pm so I left the house an hour and half before my schedule. Fortunately, I came on time. When I arrived, there were two other applicants waiting at the lobby. I feel quite nervous but after a while, I was able to compose myself. I was observing the place as employees passed us by. There were some odd looking people, and some even puffs Davidoff cigars as they went down the elevator. There are people wearing clothes as if they are only inside their homes. And of course, there are celebrities! I thought that this is quite an exciting place to work at, and very challenging as well. I think I’ll like it there. So if ever God permits me to work again, and work in that company. I’ll accept it.


Teach Your Children

I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.
He is ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.

Psalm 37:25-26
Mothers are naturally generous people. We're very good at giving. One of the most precious gifts a mother can give her child is a generous and open spirit. With a generous spirit a child develops into a secure and confident adult who is able to give out of strength and love. People who learn generosity as children are blessing to their parents.

God wants us to teach our children about generosity. God assures us that when we give liberally, our children become blessings. God returns generosity to us a hundredfold as our children put into practice what they learn from us--to give of themselves, their resources, their love,and their time unconditionally and without fear. We watch our children grow into generous spirits who will one day teach their children the beauty, the quiet spiritual reward of generosity.

Summer Sweat

It’s sooo hot already! And not having an A/C is one of the things I regret during summer. So now, the kids and I are suffering from lots of perspiration during the afternoon, LOL! I never experienced this before because I was working in an air-conditioned office. Now I think, I’ll get some pimples and with this sweat stuff I might be in a look out for a back acne treatment soon, though I hope not. Whew! I think I’ll just eat halo-halo to refresh. It's the best summer refreshment here in the Philippines.

At Least, I Can

There are appliances that need to be repaired in the house. Some are not serious and I know that if only my husband is here, it will be taken cared of but since I don’t have anybody but myself, I’m trying to fix it as much as I can. Sometimes, I’m lucky to be able to fix one like our home speakers, and our outdoor lights and whenever I did, my daughter would exclaim “mommy, you’re the best! You fixed it!” But sometimes, I need the help of a good handy man already. Things like broken electric fan cannot be handled by my own powers, hehe! But still, I’ve proven something; my daughter is my number one fan, LOL!

Updates

I've been hit with laziness lately that I was not able to post some updates here. Anyway, here's what happened to us lately.

The little girl graduated from kindergarten last Saturday. She may not be included among the top three honor students but she was included among the top ten. It was quite an amazing feat for her and a big accomplishment already since she was the youngest among her classmates, entering kinder at only four years old while her classmates are already 6 and 7. But she was able to level off. We are so proud of her.


The little boy on the other hand continues to grow up, showing some cute naughtiness already. He is walking faster now, he's communicating more with us, enjoys playing with his sister, enjoys doodling..see?

and his two upper incisors are already showing.

As for me, I am still enjoying my life as a SAHM. Earning from blogging has been low lately but that's okay. I know I'll have more blessings to come, hehe. There was a call for a job the other day, I took the exam but there's no update yet whether I passed or not. But it doesn't matter since I'm not that eager to work again :). For now, I will be practicing driving because I need to drive the car that we just bought...it's not new by the way but it's a blessing to us.

So there...I think I'll be busy again.

Monday, March 21, 2011

I am Beautiful Even if I'm Not A Cup B :)

I must admit, when I was young and single, I was not happy about myself and how I look. I feel I was underdeveloped, LOL! I was not blessed with an excellent height, I don’t have a fair complexion (I am brown :)), and I am not blessed with a cup B as well. I feel like I’m an ugly duckling, hehe. I even thought about having cosmetic surgeries like breast augmentation Ireland because I am really that conscious about myself. Am I bad? But considering the cost of cosmetic surgeries to help improve my looks, I just ignored it and live with the way I was “created”. As years goes, I realized how immature I was for having those feelings. I realized the importance of loving myself the way I am. Before I thought that physical looks matters a lot aside from having a good attitude. But as I mature in age, I learned that it doesn’t matter if you’re white, or you have that hour glass body type. It’s how you carry yourself, how you respect and value yourself and how confident you can be about yourself. So now, I am proud to say that I am on mid thirties already but I don’t look like my age, I am brown, and I don’t have to force myself to be white, I am flat-chested and I don’t have to worry because it has its benefits, and above all, I know that I am beautiful to my husband, my kids, and those that knows me. My secret, I just keep on smiling to the people around me, and to life it self.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Healed.

I really thank God that the kids are all better now. Its been two weeks of sleepless nights because of the kids getting sick. After Johan's viral pneumonia, the little girl suffered from strep sore throat. I thank the Lord for healing them both without bringing them to a hospital to be confined. Getting sick is really hard since it's something unexpected. And since I don't have an HMO it can really affect our budget so much. So I;m more cautious now. Having two kids below six years old, who are prone to various kinds of viral sickness, can be a challenge. And I am so glad that the Lord is with us always, making ways unexpected. Doing small miracles each time.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Trusting God

Although I know I need not to worry because worry doesn’t do anything good but still I can’t help but think about my husband who is in Riyadh right now. The news about the “uprising” tomorrow makes me worry about him but I can only pray and hope that everything will be alright. I know that God is in control of everything.

The news about the terrors and earthquakes here and there makes me realized that everything is happening as the bibles says, but we can only hold on to God. Let's all pray and trust for God to work miraculously amidst every situation.

Is It a Good Idea?

My sister was so excited with their new house. They have been working on furnishing it since last week. They install new tiles, bought nice cabinet knobs for their cupboards and closets, and painted with the colors she personally chose. In a matter of one week, they can transfer already. She’s inviting me to live with her since her husband will be working abroad and is leaving this month, but I’m thinking that it would be chaotic if I will agree. But on the other hand, it would save me my monthly rental right? What do you think?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Summer is Here?

We are welcoming summer again. I bet a lot of you had already planned their summer vacation and getaways and some would have already booked for an Outer Banks vacation rental as early as last month. It’s just strange that summer is here but here in our place, it’s starting to rain. Global warming has really changed the way of nature. I just hope that it won’t be raining the whole summer so that my kids will be able to enjoy their vacation.

Sick Again

After his birthday, my little boy has been having a hard time. Since Monday, he has slight fever due to his erupting teeth. His right upper incisor has erupted and his capping his second. I can't bear to see him in pain. :( I also think, he got his cough now from me..sigh. It really worries me when one of the kids is sick especially the little boy. I'm praying that he gets well soon.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Treasures in Thrift Shops

My father is fond of collecting even rustic furniture because he says you can never tell if a treasure lies within when the rust disappears. I remember one time he brought home a rustic wrought iron chair, I told him it’s meant for junk shops already but he said, no. He told us that we will appreciate it more once he repainted it. And true enough, after cleaning and repainting, the chair looked better and good as new. That’s why I appreciate thrift shops that sell second hand furniture because you can really find treasures in them, you’ll be surprised.