Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Why me?? it is so painful. I could hardly drink milk and eat porridge. My fever come and go...to as high as 40.2 degree celsius. Sigh..... No more school, no more shopping, no more playground for now.
(information taken from KKH)
What Is Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease (HFMD)?
This is an infectious disease caused by a family of viruses called Enteroviruses -- the commonest being the Coxsackie virus and Enterovirus. It can occur in people from various age groups, especially pre-schoolers. It is a very common disease in Singapore and has been in existence for many years. It is not a rare or new disease.
How Do You Know If Your Child Has HFMD?
Children with HFMD will have blister-like rash on their hands, feet and buttocks, mouth ulcers and fever. In addition, the child may have a sore throat, runny nose, experience vomiting and diarrhoea, and may feel tired.
You may bring your child to the polyclinic or see your family doctor. There is no need to rush your child to the Children's Emergency just to confirm the diagnosis of HFMD.
How Can Your Child Get HFMD?
HFMD can be easily spread through direct contact with nose discharge, saliva, faeces and fluid from the blisters.
Is This Disease Serious?
The disease is usually mild and most children will recover in about a week’s time. Only very rarely do certain rare strains of the virus cause complications such as inflammation of the brain and heart.
Is HFMD Treatable?
There is no specific treatment for HFMD. The symptoms are usually mild and children usually recover well as their own immune system fights off the virus. Your doctor will give medication to control the fever.
You should encourage your child to take as much oral fluids as possible. Your child may not have a good appetite because swallowing may be painful. However, ensure that your child has adequate fluid to prevent dehydration. Offer your child small amounts of fluid (about 10 – 30 mls each time) such as diluted juices, rice or barley water every half hourly and about 10 - 30 mls each time throughout the day. Antibiotics are ineffective because this is a viral, not a bacterial infection.
Does A Prior Infection With Enterovirus Make A Person Immune?
Specific immunity can occur, but a second episode is possible from a different strain of virus belonging to the enterovirus family.
What Can Be Done To Prevent The Spread Of This Disease?
Infected children should not be allowed to go to school, childcare centres and other crowded places until he is fully recovered.
Practise good general hygiene. Wash your hands immediately after contact with the infected child or handling diaper changes, and before handling food. Prevent other children from contact with toys, books, eating utensils, towels, clothes and other personal items used by the infected child.
When Should A Child With HFMD Be Brought To The Children’s Emergency?
Most children with HFMD are relatively well and active despite their illness. Your family doctor or the polyclinic will be able to manage the majority of the cases.
However, you should bring your child in to the Children’s Emergency if you notice any of the following:
•when the oral intake of fluids is poor, or when the child is unable to swallow, or vomits persistently
•when the tongue is dry, or when the child has decreased urine output(dehydration)
•if the child appears lethargic, drowsy or irritable, is crying persistently, or isdisorientated
•when seizures occur
•if there is difficulty in breathing
•if the child looks ashen, pale or blue.
•if the child complains of acute headache or giddiness, or if there is neck stiffness
Monday, February 18, 2008
Now didi is getting more active, just like me. He can climb now, and he loves climbing....
Hi5 Theme: Five in the air, Let's do it together, Five to the side,Who cares about the weather?Five on the floor, The party's on at your place, Five to the front, There's a smile on my face!Hi! Hi! Hi! Hi! Hi! Hi! Together!1-2-3-4 - Hi-5!1-2-3-4 - Hi-5!1-2-3-4 - Hi-5!Five in the air, let's do it together!Hi-5........
Matthan is dancing along with Hi5.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. In North America, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
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Bye Daddy....see you 5 days later. You must take care okie!
Daddy left for Jakarta on 11 Feb. The programmes are Confidential, thus I am not able to post it here.
Here wishing daddy a fruitful trip and hope he can get me my favorite Thomas & Friends train set.
It is a lonely Valentine's Day for mummy.
Not to worry Daddy, I will take care of mummy.... and make sure she do not have the time to even think of you. (*heeheehee...I'm going to drive her crazy*)
Daddy, this is mummy's Love Notes to you on this special day....
Monday, February 11, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Meaning of CNY....
Chinese New Year, or Chun Jie, which literally means Spring Festival, celebrates the coming of spring and a fresh start to one’s life.
The Spring Festival is also called Nian, after the legend of the Nian monster. At the begining of the first month of the lunar calendar, the monster would come down from the mountains to hunt villagers. To conquer this monster, they would beat drums and gongs, burn bamboo and light fireworks to scare it away.
There are also many other interesting practices steeped in tradition that can be found during this festive period. In the days leading up to Chinese New Year, you will find many local residents cleaning their homes. The belief is that if the home is dirty when the New Year arrives, the bad luck from last year is carried forward to the next.
Another important aspect is the celebration of family ties. One important event is the reunion dinner, where family members spanning generations get together for a feast on the eve of Chinese New Year.
During the 15-day celebration, everyone visits the homes of friends and relatives. Dressed in new clothes, visitors come bearing well wishes and gifts. Children look forward to receiving hongbaos – which literally means ‘red packets’ and these are given to children and adults who are not married. These red packets are filled with new dollar bills and represent good fortune for the coming year.
As a sign of respect to one’s elders and friends, two oranges must be brought along when visiting. It’s also customary to present oranges with both hands, and for the recipient to present two oranges when the visitor leaves.
The lion dance which is performed during Chinese New Year is a tradition that brings good luck to the households or businesses they visit. The dramatic climax of the dance is the Cai Qing or ‘Picking the Green’, where the lion ‘eats’ and then ‘spits’ the leaves out, signifying an abundance of everything in the coming year.
Wishing all :大吉大利, 吉祥如意, 迎春納福, 財源廣進, 國泰民安, 富貴有餘, 喜氣洋洋, 萬事如意, 歲歲平安, 鴻運臨門, 福星高照,开开心心