Ambulance to the rescue

WheeWheeWheeWhee!!!! That was the ambulance which brought me to the hospital last fateful Sunday. Due to a freak accident at home, I suffered a severe back sprain and couldn’t move an inch. Kim had to call 995 as there was no way to get me out of the house to see a doctor. Just when I thought we had enough of hospitals…

Thank God, after an x-ray, the emergency room (ER) doctor said that it was a very bad lower back muscle sprain/spasm. After an injection and resting for a while, I was discharged.

After watching so many shows on ERs, ambulances dashing down roads sounding their sirens and doctors/nurses rushing to receive patients in an ER and etc etc, it is never as real experiencing it yourself.

It was indeed a really “thrilling” yet trying experience. However, once is enough. 🙂

 

God, bless me with a stronger and healthier body.. please. 

 

I am surprised when Kim showed me these photos after the ordeal.. Surprised that he managed to take a few pictures in the midst of the chaos! haa… 😀

 

Ambulance

The ambulance which took me to the hospital

 

 

 

ER 1

Medics to the rescue!

 

 

ER 2

Emergency Treatment Room

Home Sweet Home

Xi En is finally discharged and back home with us after 2 months long stay at KKH. 🙂

The joy is shared with the grandparents who have been waiting to carry their first grandson in their hands.

 

 

xi en home 1

 

 

xi en home 2

Happy to be home! 🙂

 

 

p.s: Thank you all aunties and uncles who have been praying with us for Xi En! Your prayers are heard! 🙂

Famous Preemies

 

Recently we attended the parent support group at KKH for premature babies and got to learn about some famous preemies. I have done a quick search online and found out some interesting facts:

 Famous Premature Babies

 Albert Einstein 

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Albert Einstein, famous for his great contributions to math and science, was born premature in Germany in March of 1879. He was once quoted as saying, “There are two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” This rang true for Einstein, who experienced small beginnings in a time where neonatology was virtually non-existent, and went on to make outstanding achievements.

 

Mark Twain

Accomplished American writer Mark Twain is also on the roster of famous preemies. It is said that he was so small when he was born that he could have fitted inside a quart mug.

 

Napoleon Bonaparte

Perhaps his premature birth was responsible for his infamously small stature. Either way, Napoleon went on to achieve great military success and is regarded today as a genius leader by many.

 

Sir Winston Churchill

The celebrated former prime minister of England was born two months premature.

 

Victor Hugo

The great French novelist, most famous for creating the wildly successful Les Miserables, was a preemie of 1802, again beating the odds in a time where medical technology was not in favour of early infants.

 

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Famous American singer Stevie Wonder became blind as an infant due to a condition known as retinopathy of prematurity. This is a common condition of preemies and takes place when the blood vessels in the back of the eyes are not fully developed and detach from the retinas. While it would be a challenge for anyone to be blind from birth, Wonder has thrived and his dark sunglasses has become a signature part of his look as a professional musician.

 

Charles Wesley

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A leader of the Methodist church and noted writer of many hymns, Wesley was born two months early and was said to have been wrapped in wool until he was original due date, preserving his life.

 

Famous preemies turn out to be all shapes and sizes, but one thing is for certain-premature children are continuously growing up and going on to make history in all aspects of our world!

 

Source: http://baby.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Famous_Preemies

 

Believing that our little miracle baby will turn out to be a mighty man of God too! 🙂

 

I wanna be a star 

P.S: Notice that Xi En no longer has a nasogastic tube? Yes, he is free from it because he has master the ssb (suck-swallow-breathe) technique of bottle feeding! 🙂