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constant worrying

Postby GG to P1 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:55 pm

Dear mummies out there

I was wondering if there are anyone of you who is like me, constantly worrying about yr kids health ?

Each time my boy gets a flu, it will lead to phlegm and then lead to using the nebalizer. PD tells me is acute asthma !!! Scare me :(

Although he gets better after nebalizing, I still worry.

Am I a 'worry freak'?

Can anyone share their experience? How do I stop the constant worry?

Tks in advance

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Re: constant worrying

Postby wiimum » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:05 pm

Well , worrying is not going to help at all. Taking action would. :smile:
Try enhancing your child's health in various ways. More exercise, less unhealthy food etc, or avoid food that may trigger asthma....
In my case, I took my children off Yakult/Yogurt drinks , somehow they get a lot of phlegm , maybe they were allergic or what.

I also found PD not helpful at all. I switch them to family doctors, particularly female doctors(GP) who have children themselves. These doctors charge more reasonable fees and give sensible advice, prescription.
I remember every time we go to the PD, the PD orders blood test and prescribes expensive antibiotics.
Just my two cents.

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Re: constant worrying

Postby ngl2010 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:10 pm

How old is your boy? I noticed once my son was in Primary school, he is much healthier. Seldom sick although no change on his diet or activities. Previously he was often on nebulizer too. I guess he had grown up a bit by P1 then. So, don't worry too much :)

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Re: constant worrying

Postby GG to P1 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:29 pm

wiimum wrote:Well , worrying is not going to help at all. Taking action would. :smile:
Try enhancing your child's health in various ways. More exercise, less unhealthy food etc, or avoid food that may trigger asthma....
In my case, I took my children off Yakult/Yogurt drinks , somehow they get a lot of phlegm , maybe they were allergic or what.

I also found PD not helpful at all. I switch them to family doctors, particularly female doctors(GP) who have children themselves. These doctors charge more reasonable fees and give sensible advice, prescription.
I remember every time we go to the PD, the PD orders blood test and prescribes expensive antibiotics.
Just my two cents.


Agree that I must take action now. Will be signing him up for Swimming and already cutting him off from sugar.

but will his daily intake of milk (a mix of frisco and nespray) give him phlegm

I wanted to try GP too but worry that their medicine wont work for my boy as I tried GP before and eventually have to go back to PD for more specific medicine (eg: nebulizer, ventolin, etc)

:(

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Re: constant worrying

Postby GG to P1 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:31 pm

ngl2010 wrote:How old is your boy? I noticed once my son was in Primary school, he is much healthier. Seldom sick although no change on his diet or activities. Previously he was often on nebulizer too. I guess he had grown up a bit by P1 then. So, don't worry too much :)


My boy is 5 now, I also believe that he will outgrown it. but still cant stop worrying.

Could u share how u did it the last time? even when I am working, my mind will just 'float' to think abt how he is doing :(

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Re: constant worrying

Postby Gifts from Heaven » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:43 pm

GG to P1 wrote:

I wanted to try GP too but worry that their medicine wont work for my boy as I tried GP before and eventually have to go back to PD for more specific medicine (eg: nebulizer, ventolin, etc)

:(


GP can also prescribe nebuliser, ventolin.
Rem once my boy was wheezing and I know he needs the nebuliser. I just go to the GP and ask for the prescription. I called up the GP clinic to find out if they have the medicine before going down. Medicine cost is the same but the consultation fees is cut by half.

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Re: constant worrying

Postby ngl2010 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:06 am

GG to P1 wrote:
ngl2010 wrote:How old is your boy? I noticed once my son was in Primary school, he is much healthier. Seldom sick although no change on his diet or activities. Previously he was often on nebulizer too. I guess he had grown up a bit by P1 then. So, don't worry too much :)


My boy is 5 now, I also believe that he will outgrown it. but still cant stop worrying.

Could u share how u did it the last time? even when I am working, my mind will just 'float' to think abt how he is doing :(

Don't worry so much, it is just a phase. My son was taken care by my helper and my mil supervised the helper when I was working. I know my mil will call me or my husband if there is emergency. Even when my son was sick, I would just leave for work because my leave won't be enough if I take leave everytime my son was sick. However, at home I always keep some fever suppository that can be inserted to the back side just in case my son has fever above 38.5 degrees. This will buy me some time if I need to rush my son to hospital because high fever can damage brain.

Relax. Don't worry too much :smile:

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Re: constant worrying

Postby GG to P1 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:07 am

Thank you all for the advise.

Feel much better now :)

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Re: constant worrying

Postby icy_mama » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:45 am

something i heard once.

Worrying is like a rocking chair.
It gives you something to do but doesn't get you Anywhere.

At this stage you worry about his health, come going to P1 you may worry if he's coping well or being bullied, P6 about PSLE... and the list may never end.

As parents, to worry about our DC is inevitable but as long as we cast our safety net via, healthy diet, impart good common sense and good parenting as suggested by our ks good ladies here, worrying does get you nowhere.

Take heed that your son is in good hands and take it easy.

:smile:

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Re: constant worrying

Postby GG to P1 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:21 pm

icy_mama wrote:something i heard once.

Worrying is like a rocking chair.
It gives you something to do but doesn't get you Anywhere.

At this stage you worry about his health, come going to P1 you may worry if he's coping well or being bullied, P6 about PSLE... and the list may never end.

As parents, to worry about our DC is inevitable but as long as we cast our safety net via, healthy diet, impart good common sense and good parenting as suggested by our ks good ladies here, worrying does get you nowhere.

Take heed that your son is in good hands and take it easy.

:smile:


Tks so much...will learn to do so :grphug:

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