Category health

How to prepare our children for their first tooth extraction?

On 20170914, we thought that we could have Little Prince’s infected teeth being extracted. However, the pediatric dentist working in the university had to perform a surgery, hence she would not come to the clinic. He could not eat and sleep well since last week and everyday seemed to be worse even though I had […]

What is your checklist for flying?

I flew a lot in years 2009, 2010 (one of my flights made an emergency landing and I unexpectedly had the chance to visit the first Starbucks outlet), 2015, and 2017. As inspired by The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, below is my ongoing checklist for flying. Buy the best (cheapest, direct-flight) tickets [1] Few […]

How safe is general anesthesia in dental procedures for children?

Since two front teeth of Little Prince were broken at a tender age of one while playing with his Daddy, he teeth conditions exacerbated. The first time we brought him to a national dental facility N, the pediatric dentist recommended for a dental surgery, given his young age. In spring 2017, I brought him to […]

What are things to prepare for visits to a respiratory specialist?

On 20170717, it would be my first time [1] bringing papa to see a respiratory specialist at a government hospital at the birth country of both Little Prince and Little Princess, a developed country. Papa was previously hospitalized for a persistent cough and had four X-ray taken in four days. After he was discharged, he […]

What drugs are used for paediatric anaesthesia?

On 20170713, I brought Little Prince for a paediatric anaesthesia pre-surgery review and asked about drugs that are used for his surgical procedure. Anesthesia medicine may affect brain development in children, especially those under 3 – 4 years old, according to different studies in USA (including a FDA warning) and Singapore. More alarming, child deaths […]

What have we learned from visits to hospitals?

On 20170626, after Little Princess vomited thrice starting at 8.30pm, we rushed her to the main hospital with children emergency, where most parents in the country we lived in summer 2017 have brought their sick children to see a doctor, especially when general practitioners had closed. In the moment of rush, I still remember to […]

What are our plans for summer 2017?

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono Daily Goals: eat well + sleep enough (the basic needs that I did not enjoy sufficiently in Spring 2017 according to my beloved mother) […]