Snuffleupagus?

The other day we brought Ali to the paed cause he keeps making this snoring sound especially at night. I was actually worried cause the sound he makes kinda like wheezing sound and since our kids have history of bronchitis i thought its better to have him checked.

So we went to our favourite Klinik Kanak2 Dr Chua in Kota Damansara. However, our favourite Dr Chua wasn't available. Apparently he only comes in during weekdays and morning session only. The rest of the days are handled by a few other paed. And that also depends coz he sometimes attends some charity events and will get other doc to replace him :(

So we were attended by another doctor (forgot his name, my bad). He’s quite good but i still prefer Dr. Chua. So as usual he took Ali’s weight and it was 3.99kg. He’s a little bit below average for his age (as he was born 12 days early) but he’ll catch up soon. Next he asked us on our concern and all. He said it is called ‘Snuffle’ which means breathing noisily through the nose. Was told that its quite common for newborns to make funny noises throughout the nose as their airways are still small thus even a little mucus will cause that. 

So next he placed Ali on the treatment bed and checked his nose, lungs and mouth. Alhamdulilah, his lungs are clear. There were no sign of flu and his temperature was normal. His throat also seemed ok. Since Ali was also active and feed normally, he take it as just a little case of snuffles. 

Days after that we found ourselves at Klinik Kanak-kanak TTDI to see the famous Dr. Altaf. Truthfully, I would see Dr. Altaf before other docs as he’s more experienced. Only that the bills will come out rather high compared to the other paeds we know and to find parking space at the clinic area is very very hard. We always end up parking illegally at the alleys (oopps! Haha)  

So we went there to get second opinion. Was told the same thing. Ali’s lungs are clear and so are the throats and nose. I told Dr. Altaf that I came for second opinion as I’m afraid that it might bothers Ali and he asked me “Does it bother him or does it actually bothers you more?”. I was quite surprised actually it made me thinking and I was like Yeah, I think it bothers me more coz I’m scared that he might have problem breathing u know. Guess i’m just being paranoid. No meds were given but was advised to get the Sterimar Baby from the pharmacy as it helps to keep the baby’s airways moist and prevent mucus. 

So we bought the Sterimar over the counter and apply the same to Ali everyday without fail ever since. Next post I will share what I normally apply on Ali after his bath apart from the Sterimar. 

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Captain Ali will be back on track y’all! #alidoodleseries