Friday, July 31, 2009

Long Overdue Jab

I finally brought CE to the paediatrician's clinic yesterday for his long overdue Hepatitis A jab (2nd dose). It was supposed to be taken in December last year. But we kept delaying because we sort of forgot about it. :p And when we remembered, he was either not in tip-top condition or sick. Since his paed said it's okay and there's no rush, we didn't bother much. So we dilly-dallied till now.

Statistics @ 3 years, 2 months & 8 days old
Weight - 14.8 kg
Height - 103.5 cm

When he was at the clinic, he didn't want to go into the paed's office. I didn't tell him beforehand why we were there. I had to drag him out of the playhouse. But luckily he was okay when he's inside the room. He was looking at what the paed was doing and saw the needle being poked into his thigh. He said "Ei, pain!" And that's it. No crying, no fussing. I was so proud of him.

The paed then mentioned that he's in the 75-90 percentile group in the growth chart. He used to be in the above 90 group. As long as he's healthy, he said there's nothing to worry.

He also discussed about deworming the kids. He told me it's better for them to be dewormed every 6 months as XY attends a kindy. Funny he didn't mention this 2 years ago (when XY started kindy). I chose the Vermox chewable tablet, instead of liquid form. Well, tablets can be treated like sweets. And true enough, the kids enjoyed their fruity flavoured 'sweets' when I gave it to them after dinner. :-) Nothing unusual is supposed to happen after taking the tablet. Even if there are worms, it won't be visible in their stool. Hmmm... are you imagining worms dangling from the butt? kekekeke

21 comments:

Health Freak Mommy said...

This reminds me that I have to deworm my gals too. Yeah, I always imagine there would be worms dangling in the butt when you poo poo after taking the deworming meds, LOL!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I am not trying to frighten you, but really true that I have saw some white colour worms from my sister buttock (when she was a kiddo). I can see it clearly because the worms only came out at night and my mom used torch light to have a better view on it. Very scary and geli!

I like the way that XY responded to the pain. Very macho and cool!

MeRy said...

CE is a good boy...no crying at all.

michelle said...

Yeah, the worm dangling out of the butt scares me too.

Fussy mum said...

It's time for me to deworm my gal too. I thought about it some time ago but somehow it slipped my mind until I read your post here. Ok, will go to the pharmacy and get one tomorrow :)

andrewjune said...

ooohhh got worms dabgling from the butt wan meh? kahkahkah...
never heard of deworming the kids...first time here...what is it for?

so proud of CE...didnt cry or make a fuss, that's a good boy!

Mummy Moon said...

Good leh, big boy now, not afraid of jab jab anymore

wen said...

i dont see worms in my kids poo after taking the deworming tablet. does that mean they are worm-free..?

my kids knows about jabs liao so they always refuse to go for it now.. and cry.. ur boy very brave!

Mummy to QiQi said...

hmm, there is one pead clinic in my area who does that free for kids every 6 months. however the one we frequent went to do not ask us to dewomb unless the kids do not wanna eat/not gaining weight.

Serene said...

My girl just taken her Vermox liquid few days ago too. She love it!! hahaha.. Wow, he is very brave! He even dare to see needle poking! Good boy!!

BabyBooned said...

huahuahuaha.. yes, i was imagining the worms before u even mentioned it!

Mummy Gwen said...

You also like me..hehe...forgot about the Hep A 2nd jab. :P Good boy for behaving so well. :) Gwen was also given the deworming med the last time when we bring her for her latest Hep A.

JO-N said...

Tablet form? That would be great! Let me know the brand so that I can purchase it from the pharmacy. The last time I deworm the children, Nyn actually threw out every single drop that goes in.

2ma said...

CE is so brave! *clap, clap*

Rose said...

My gal is now in Pre-school, should I give her vermox for de-worming??

I remember my sis used to have such problem; itchiness and worms coming out from her anus when she was young!! Scary thinking of my kid having it and I have to check her bottom for worms!!

jacss said...

wah....such a bliss for the jab to be administered!!! ehh, i also never heard of the tablet form of de-worming wor...maybe latest production hor, definitely do wonder! it has been ages ago since we last did the de-worm thing :)P

Oliveoylz said...

CE is truly brave to watch the needle go in and not cry at all! Good that they have the Vermox in tablet form. I will keep that in mind. As you said, it's like eating sweets. Shiok! I don't mind eating one too ;p

Cheffie-Mom said...

Great job CE! Way to go!

Lovely Mummy said...

Such a good boy, didn't make a fuss. If for my kid sure cry his lung out..

Angeline said...

Glad that the jab is finally done. Almost a year leh!!! Wow!

Believe it or not, I did poo worms when I was 5 years old.
Was hospitalised. The image of the worms swimming in the toilet bowl is still so vivid in my mind.

slavemom said...

June, I guess it's to get rid of worms in the stomach, if any. My paed said it's recommended for kids above 2 yo, who attend kindy.

Wen, can't c the worms in their poo one. They wud hv been dissolved, if any.

Serene, I was trying to distract him but he wanted to look at the needle. Luckily he din freak out.

Jo, there r a few brands in the mkt, but my paed prescribed Vermox. The kids thot they're eating sweets. :)

Rose, I guess there's no harm in deworming her. But best if u can chk with ur paed.

Angeline, no more such sight edi, I think. Coz the 'new tech' meds wud dissolve the worms, if any. :)