Blogging is a passion but passion will not work when the mind is occupied with so many issues and the body is tired.
But but but... today, tonight, I am desperate. When I am desperate, I feel strongly about something, I must write. Hence, my presence here tonight.
I am desperate.
Little jj has just recovered from an eye infection due to a throat infection and her blocked nose. But after a week, her nose became stuffy again and I am seriously questioning the benefits of breast milk.
Now now now, ladies and breastfeeding extremists... I don't mean to insult anyone or anything. I am questioning it since she has been breastfed exclusively almost a year and yet now, close to turning one, her antibody is not as strong as I thought a breastfed baby would react. Furthermore, I expected her to be strong since she was brought into the world with moi never having to take any drugs or meds throughout the pregnancy until the day she was pushed out.
And, as a concerned mommy, I am trying to find ways to avoid more meds being fed to her. Hence, I have turned to Vicks vaporub.
Now I know jolly well that Vicks vaporub cannot be used on babies under 2 years old when I read its label a long long time ago. But, I recently got a forwarded mail when little jj had her eye infection + throat infection + stuffy nose that Vicks, when slathered on a baby's feet can help the baby sleep better.
Now that the 'bug' had returned, I decided to do just that... slather the rub on her feet and cover them with socks. But, I do not see any clear improvements and decided to google to find out if it is true that Vicks cannot be used on an infant.
Annnnd.... that search resulted in what I realised, something that I want to get my hands on. Pronto. And, that the forwarded email that I received on the advise to rub vicks on an infant's feet is in fact, an urban legend, which you can jolly well read here. (Tips to people who has nothing better to do: Stop spreading emails like this to concerned mommies like me!)
So, here's what I really need to help my baby in times like this...
there with the H1N1 statistics getting more ciritical...
Unfortunately, as I found out, this little thing is not sold in our Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku land, for heaven's sake.
And, I was too late to place an order with another caring mother who was ordering in bulk to share the cost of postage from the US.
And... when I clicked on the checkout tab on Amazon.com, I was informed that they do not deliver this to Malaysia. F*ck.
So, I guess, we're back to how we would normally handle this - a visit to Dr Lee tomorrow to get a stronger medicine, forcing it down on little jj while she battles with me and daddy mercilessly and crying like she has just been abused, and me, again, seriously questioning the research on the benefits of breastmilk.
Yes, I so can see hate mails coming in on that last statement I just made.