Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mummy is ill

Mummy is ill.
She has hyperthyroidism.
No surgery needed but she needs to be on long-term medication.
Our GP gave her Carbimazole but it's a "Level 3" drug so Mummy is not sure if she can still breastfeed me.
We found on the internet, another drug, Propylthiouracil to treat hyperthyroidism.
It's Level 2 hence safer for breastfeeding.
Mummy was happy for awhile but later found out that Propylthiouracil is not commonly used in Singapore.
She called 2 gynae's clinics and 2 GPs. All 4 clinics don't carry this medicine.
Our GP later found out that Propylthiouracil is not a standard drug in Singapore.

Mummy is sad because she can't breastfeeding me anymore.

She had originally wanted to let me self-wean or even tandem nurse me with my younger sibling.

But now, all her hopes and plans are gone. HyperThyroidism affects fertility too. Even if it doesn't, who wants to be pregnant when you are on medication that is not even proven safe for breastfeeding.

She's not taking it well, cries everyday since she found out on Sunday.

Oh well..., Mummy...

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:21

You can help Mummy by praying for her speedy recovery and for God to let her know what His purpose is in all these.

Mummy, no worries. I'm a big boy now and can drink Formula Milk. I will drink lots of water and will poopoo everyday even though I haven't poo-d today. I love you more than your milk. I will love you even if you don't breastfeed me. You're the most beautiful girl in my eyes.

I love you, Mummy!


babyJireh said...

Aunty Ping,
So sorry to hear that. Yup i can say 'amen' now so i say 'Amen' to ur speedy recovery ya!

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Hann Hann said...

Muumy says, "Thanx, Jireh."