Mastitis and Medications while Breastfeeding

I came down with a bout of mastitis a couple of days back.  At least, I think it was mastitis.  The symptoms weren’t quite as clear cut as I remembered.  I’ve always thought it had to occur in both breasts for it to be mastitis.  In this case, I felt the pain on the rightContinue reading “Mastitis and Medications while Breastfeeding”

We're Going to Have a …

We had our third visit to the doctor today.  Being only 16 weeks pregnant, I wasn’t really expecting to find out the sex of our baby.  Gavin, on the other hand, was ever eager to ask the doctor and had been busy practicing his lines all day, “Excuse me, doctor, am I going to haveContinue reading “We're Going to Have a …”

Dengue, Chikungunya and Toddlers with Viral Infections

It’s day two, Gavin’s fever is still elevated.  The doctor’s diagnosis is a viral infection due to a lack of nasal congestion and phlegm, and Gavin’s complaints about headaches and back pain.  With reported outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya in the area, we were naturally concerned so we took Gavin to see the doctor.  OurContinue reading “Dengue, Chikungunya and Toddlers with Viral Infections”