Returned to Kinder Clinic at Mt A for Charmaine's jaundice check
and Dr Terrence Tan informed us that her jaundice shot up to 19.5 at Day 6.
She was hospitalized for 3 days 2 nights and needed to be on 3 nos. of the light.
Its more cost effective to do it in hospital as their lights are stronger
than those machines that you rent back home.
The only good news was Charmaine was 3 k.g which meant she was feeding well
but her liver cannot expel all the jaundice and some needed help.
Dr Tan was trying his best to console me by telling me the stories of his son
whose jaundice level shot to 22 which was considered to be high
as if goes above 25, one has to change blood.
He kept looking at me especially at my eyes,
expecting me to cry or teared upon hearing the news
but I was pretty calm cos in my head I was thinking -
Damn! Additional cost! How to cope?!
Moreover Dr Tan charges are damn high!
Bet he must be thinking that I am a "Bad Mummy"
who is not worried about her child and had no reaction upon hearing the bad news.
Maybe its because Ivan wasn't around and I knew I ought to be strong...
Anyway, Charmaine's doing fine now though her jaundice is now 11.5.
We had to do another blood test next Tuesday.
She's 3.2kg now :)
Hope and pray that everything will be fine.