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Parents: Is Your Home Causing Harm To Your Children’s Health?

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We all worry about the health of our children and try to create a safe and healthy environment for them to thrive. But did you know that the biggest impacts on your kid’s health are often found in the home? Read the rest of this entry »

Scanning The Body With An MRI

An open MRI is similar to a normal MRI, but there isn’t an enclosed tube. This is often a benefit for many people who are claustrophobic or who don’t like the loud sounds that are heard while in the traditional machine. After learning of some techniques to use for the open MRI machine and learning of some of the answers to what you might fear with the overall process, you might be a little more comfortable.

You usually don’t need to do anything at all to prepare for an MRI. There aren’t any restrictions on eating or drinking as the scan is simply a large picture of the body that is being made. There are a few things that might pose a hazard that you need to let the doctor know about, such as a pacemaker, tattoos, any metal implants or medication patches that you wear on a regular basis.

An MRI usually takes abut 30 minutes to an hour depending on how many scans need to be done on the body. Sometimes, the doctor will want a detailed scan of a certain area, such as the brain or the abdomen. Detailed scans often take longer to complete instead of a basic scan that only gets a general view of the body. While the scan is being done, you will need to hold as still as possible at certain times when the picture is being taken. This is to give the doctor the best look possible at the body. An open MRI is usually more comfortable than one that is closed. It’s a table with the scanning machine going around the table instead of a tube that you’re inside. This is beneficial for older patients who might not be able to move as well as others to lay on the table for a traditional machine. It’s also a better option for those who are obese so that they can have a scan done as well. Children will also find the open system a bit less frightening a a parent or a nurse can lay on the table with the child while the scan is done.

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A Reliable Headphone

In my pursuit to be productive even if I am a hands-on full time mom to my 4-year old daughter, I accepted a home based job as a Virtual Assistant. The work is light and very manageable and the pay is also above the current minimum rate in the industry. Since I work offshore, there are times that I get to talk to my clients or colleague via Skype and to be able to hear them clearly; I am using a reliable headphone.

My daughter thought that using headphones was cool and I just saw her one day with an in-ear headphone while listening to her favorite music in her tablet. She indeed looks cool with it but we reminded her to moderate the volume of the music so that she could hear it properly and not harm her eardrums.

Sick but Full of Energy

In her more than two years of existence, Bella has been hospitalized four times already. Usually, she was only required to stay overnight in the hospital then the next day her Pediatrician would advise official discharge because her vital signs and everything about her health is already normal. That has been the case for the first three admissions but the last one which was before her 2nd birthday last 2012, was really challenging.

Bella needed to stay in the hospital for 2 nights and 3 days for her to be properly observed. Despite her condition, this little girl has been very active as if she is not sick at all. Her waking hours was spent eating, playing and tinkering with anything and everything she sees. She would even insist to come with me in the bathroom and fiddle with the floor drain covers. I don’t know why she likes doing it but we are somehow happy seeing her that way. It was unimaginable that with the sickness and all that, she still has the energy to play and just be cool. She may be sick but she’s really full of energy.

I thank God for the strength that He gave Bella and I am also very grateful for the opportunity to take care of my little girl during the time when she needed the most love and care from her Nanay.

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She Is Well and Happy

After her overnight  hospital vacation, Bella was still a bit sick due to teething. She became stable on the day Bren celebrated his  40th birthday, that was five days after she was hospitalized. Right now, she is already well and back to being healthy and happy baby. Thanks God!=)
Teeth… and more!
It is expected that babies can sometimes get sick due to the changes in their bodies especially during teething which others consider normal. But as a mother I am still nervous every time Bella is sick or not feeling well, that is the reason why I would prefer to have her treated in the hospital than do the usual home medication. For me, the health and safety of Bella must come first and it would give me peace of mind if she is in the hospital.
I know that being sick is inevitable especially for babies and because of that,  I am taking  extra precaution as well as prevention for Bella.  On top of her regular vitamins, she is now taking natural food supplements. I am really hoping and praying that she will grow up to be  a healthy and happy person. 
Thanks Tita LAINY  for the First Comment…