Friday, March 28, 2008

Welcome to the Club, Bro!

Surprise mum, dad! Did i say i've got a new fwen? Ho ho ho...

Nah, see.. here are our photos. We are handsome, aren't we? Prince(s) charming you must say. Cute? Definitely a biggggg "YES".

Let me introduce. His name is Jared Abraham Robert. Was born in March, 11 2008. Oh yeah.. he's gonna be our future "drummer" (however, i haven't ask the daddy yet). And now still waiting for the next "lead guitarist" to come before we can jam and Rock for Jesus together. Can I hear any Amen?

Let's join arms and give thanks to the Lord for sending Jared here. Welcome to the club, bro!

Jared with his mum and dad, Mawi Pastor Perry & Ibu Anne. Congratulations!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mum, Dad.. I Can't Wait..

UUUuuuuUUUuuu! I can't wait to grow up.. I can't wait to walk by myself.. I can't wait to stand proud and shout.. "I BELONG to JESUS!

Yeaaa.. I also can't wait to enjoy the McValue Meal at McDonald's.

The Chicken Foldover looks delicious.. I'm Lovin' It.

Mum.. Dad... why la Uncle Andy never buy me one? So kedekut one.. uhuk uhuk. Nevermind Uncle Andy. When I'm 6 years old, be prepared.. for you are to belanja me a large set of meal. Remember aaaaa... promise. :)

Ok. Forget about McDonald's. Forget about Uncle Andy. Mum, Dad. .. from the bottom of my heart, I can't wait to say "I Love You". I wish i could speak that 3 little words to both of you every night before sleep. I can't wait..

Thanks for your love and prayers.


Fever Danger Signs

There are two important warning signs that you should look for when your child has a fever. If she has either of these symptoms, get her to the doctor right away.

Neck and back stiffness
Check to see if your child can bend her head so that her chin touches her chest or if she can bend over and touch her toes. If she cannot, she may have a stiff neck or back.

If you're not sure if your child has a stiff neck, click on the link below called "How to test for a stiff neck."

Video: How to test for a stiff neck

If your child has a stiff back and neck, this could be a serious danger sign of meningitis , an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. The stiff neck and fever may also be accompanied by a severe headache.

Meningitis is a medical emergency, and the child with fever, headache and a stiff neck should get medical attention immediately.

See Meningitis for more information .

Skin bleedings
When you are looking for rashes, make sure to undress the child completely and examine her whole body. Check to see if your child has a skin rash with little purplish or tiny bright red spots. This may be skin bleedings.

Skin bleedings (petechiae)

Typical signs of skin bleedings are purplish patches (purpura) or tiny bright red spots (petechiae) that do not fade (blanch) when you press on them. Skin bleedings may be a sign of serious diseases like meningitis and sepsis , which is an infection in the bloodstream.

How to test for skin bleedings with a glass

To see what these skin bleedings look like, you can click on the link below called "How to test for skin bleedings." Sepsis and meningitis are medical emergencies, and require immediate medical treatment in an emergency facility.

Video: How to test for a serious rash

NOTE: Meningitis and sepsis are diseases that require prompt medical supervision and acute hospitalization.

Be especially aware of these danger signs if there have been any recent outbreaks of meningitis where you live.

When to Seek Medical Advice

See the doctor immediately or call 911 if your child has:
  • A fever and is under 3 months old
  • A fever of 105ºF (40.6ºC) or higher
  • A fever and obvious breathing difficulties
  • A fever and is having trouble swallowing to the point where she is drooling because she is unable to swallow her own saliva
  • A fever and is lethargic or listless even after taking anti-fever medicines
  • A fever accompanied with a headache, stiff neck, or purplish patches or tiny red spots on the skin
  • A fever and severe pain
  • A fever and is having a seizure
  • A fever and has reduced immune defenses (i.e. if the child is on chemotherapy for cancer)

Make an appointment with your doctor if your child has:

  • A fever and is between the ages of 3 and 6 months
  • A fever measuring between 104ºF (40.0ºC) and 105ºF (40.6ºC)
  • A fever and a lack of fluid intake
  • A fever and pain when urinating
  • A fever lasting more than 24 hours and your child is under 12 months in age
  • A fever for more than 48 hours and your child is between the ages of 12 months and 3 years
  • A fever and sore throat for more than 24-48 hours
  • A fever for more than 2-3 days and your child is over the age of 3
  • A fever and has recently returned from a trip abroad

What Is a Fever?

Video: The Doctor talks about Fever

We say that a child has a fever when the child's body temperature, measured in the rectum, is 100.4ºF (38.0ºC) or higher.

Many parents see fever in a child as something very serious. But fever, in and of itself, is rarely dangerous. It is the cause of the fever that doctors focus on, rather than the actual fever. In fact, a fever can be an important part of the body's defense against infections and shows that the body is trying to kill germs - such as the common cold - that make your child sick.

Most fevers are not serious. In fact, most can be treated with lots of fluids to drink, rest, lightweight clothing, and fever-reducing medicine like acetaminophen and ibuprofen - Tylenol or Advil.

Video: An active child with 103 ºF fever

How to measure fever?

When taking your child's temperature, don't just feel your child's forehead. You need to really take it with a thermometer, and all parents of young children should have a thermometer at home.

There are several types of thermometers available. Mercury thermometers used to be the norm, but should no longer be used since mercury is a toxin. Glass thermometers now use alcohol to measure body temperature. In recent years, electronic and digital thermometers have entered the market.

For the most accurate temperatures readings, the thermometer should be placed in the rectum. Watch the video below for instructions on how to take your child's rectal temperature.

Video: How to take a child's rectal temperature

More information on taking your child's rectal temperature:

Forehead strips, temperatures taken under the arm, or in the ear, are not as accurate as temperatures taken rectally.

Video: How to measure fever 1

Video: How to measure fever 2

Causes of fever

If you have taken the child's temperature and found that he or she has a fever, i.e. the temperature is in excess of 100.4ºF (38.0ºC), this could mean that your child is ill. But children can have an elevated body temperature for other reasons as well.

Children may run a fever after receiving a vaccination. They can also have an increased body temperature if they are wearing clothes that are too warm or too tight or if they are participating in physical activity. Also prolonged heat exposure, especially when accompanied by dehydration, can also cause an elevated body temperature.

However, the most common cause of fever is an infection. Common infections in children are infections of the respiratory passages (ear, nose, throat and lungs) and gastro-intestinal infections.

Children who are attending day-care or in their first year of school are particularly susceptible to infections because they are in contact with other children who may be ill. Children can also be easily infected if someone else in the family is ill.

Febrile seizures

Some children may experience seizures resulting from their fever. These seizures are known as febrile seizures (convulsions) and is one of the most common causes of seizures in children.

Febrile seizures affects approximately 4% of all children, and those affected are most often between the ages of 6 months and 4 years. Parents will find these seizures very frightening, even though the causes of the fever are usually mild infections of the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract.

The infections that lead to these seizures are almost always caused by viruses. The seizures themselves are usually caused by a rapid increase in body temperature in the early stage of an infection, which often takes place before the parents have even realized that their child has a fever. The seizures normally last anywhere from 1-5 minutes and will usually stop without treatment.

However, because febrile seizures can occasionally be prolonged, and can be caused by serious infections, you should seek emergency treatment in when your child has had a febrile seizure.

Home treatment

If your child has a fever, you can try the following treatments:
  1. Letting your child rest in a quiet room can be helpful.

  2. Give your child plenty to drink because fever can lead to dehydration.

  3. Dress the child lightly to avoid overheating, remove overly warm comforters and reduce the room temperature. Feverish children may feel cold, but over-dressing them will only make their temperature go up.

  4. If your child has a fever but can still be active, she can determine her own level of activity. Bed rest is only necessary if she prefers it.

  5. Check your child regularly for a stiff neck or for skin rashes.

  6. Children who have a fever but are otherwise in good condition do not need to take fever-reducing medication. You can give fever-reducing medicines your child if she is over 3 months old and her fever is higher than 102ºF (38.9 ºC) or if she is uncomfortable, listless or seems unable to drink enough fluid.

    Information about fever reducing medications:

    • Do not give fever-reducers to babies under 3 months old except as directed by a doctor.

    • The most common fever-reducers for children are acetaminophen (also known as Tylenol) and ibuprofen (also known as Advil or Motrin), which can be administered as liquid, tablets or suppositories. Read the suggested dosage information on the medicine's packaging to make sure that you give your child the correct dose, based on her age and weight.

    • Do not give your child a fever-reducer that contains acetylsalicylic acid , such as aspirin. This particular drug can have dangerous side effects and can cause the development of Reye's syndrome.

    • All anti-fever medicines have side effects: please follow package directions carefully. If you have any questions about dosing, or your child's response to the medications, talk to your child's doctor.

    • Rectal suppositories are not as reliable as oral medications, and should only be used if a child is vomiting or unable to hold down the oral preparations.

      Video: How to give your child a suppository

  7. Give fever reducers to children who have had previous febrile seizures or to children with epilepsy or a known heart conditions when their temperature reaches 101ºF (38.4 ºC).

  8. Keep an eye on your child's temperature and overall condition. Do not hesitate to call your doctor if your child's temperature is going up or if she seems to be getting worse.


Dangerous Condition: Choking

First, there is a very important - and dangerous - reason for coughing: something is stuck in the child's throat or windpipe.

If your child suddenly starts coughing and seems to have real trouble breathing, or starts grabbing their throat, it may mean there is a small object or a piece of hard food, such as a peanut, stuck in the windpipe.

If you suspect that your child is choking, have someone call 911 immediately!

Then, in children over the age of 1 year, you should perform the Heimlich maneuver.
Video: Heimlich maneuver

In babies, perform back blows and chest thrusts.
Photo: Giving back blows and chest thrusts

When to seek medical advice

If you are certain that your child is not choking, you should look to see if other serious symptoms are present.

See the doctor immediately or call 911 if:

  • Your child is less than 1 month old

  • He has an obvious breathing disorder that is not due to a blocked nose

  • He is having coughing spasms and passing out (loss of consciousness)

  • He has started to turn blue around the lips, mouth and fingernails

  • He is coughing up blood

  • He is less active than normal

  • He is having a seizure

  • He is undergoing treatment that reduces a body's immune defense, such as chemotherapy for cancer, and a fever

Make an appointment with your doctor today if:
  • Your child is vomiting or has chest pains

  • You suspect that your child may have asthma or an allergic reaction

  • You suspect that your child has a sinus infection

  • He has had a fever of 100ºF or higher for more than 72 hours

  • He is an infant in between the ages of 1-3 months and has been coughing for more than 72 hours

  • He has been suffering from increasing or persistent coughing for more than 3 weeks

Causes and Types of Cough

Video: The Doctor talks about Coughing

Children cough when the lining of their windpipe becomes irritated. This often happens when a child is sick, or when the body is trying to fight off an illness and makes lots of mucus - or phlegm.

Coughing is an important reflex because it removes the extra mucus and lets air flow more easily through the windpipe and into the lungs, which, in turn, helps the child to breathe.

A child's cough is often worse in the evening (or during the day with naps), especially when the child is lying in bed, because the mucus can collect in the back of the throat. Also, children tend to swallow the mucus, rather than spit it out (as most adults do).

Swallowing it can cause the child to have an upset stomach or to vomit mucus, especially when they have a coughing fit.

Coughing is normally a symptom of an respiratory infection, but it may also be caused by other respiratory diseases (like asthma ).

Children who are coughing will often have other symptoms, such as fever , runny nose or difficulty breathing .

Take note of your child's other symptoms because it can help you figure out the cause of your child's illness.

There are 4 distinct types of cough: a dry cough, a wet cough, a croupy cough, and a whooping cough. It is important to know what type of cough your child has, and what it might mean. Listen to the different types of cough by clicking on the links below, and compare them with your child's cough:

Once you have identified the type of cough your child has, click on the appropriate section to learn about possible causes, when to seek a doctor's advice, or to learn about home treatment.

Dry Cough

A dry, hacking cough is often caused by an infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat), such as a cold or influenza . This type of cough usually gets worse in a warm room or after the child has gone to bed.

However, a dry cough may also be an early sign of an infection of the lower respiratory tract, such as with bronchiolitis , the inflammation of the smallest airways in the lungs, or pneumonia , which is inflammation of the lung tissue itself.

Other causes also include Asthma , which often first appears as a dry nighttime cough, and exposure to cigarette smoke or other similar irritants.

Croup Cough

Croup is a disease, commonly found in young children, that causes a harsh, barking dry cough (audio) , which can sound similar to a seal barking.

Children with croup have a swollen upper trachea (windpipe) which is usually caused by a viral infection. The swelling, which is beneath the vocal cords, causes the barking cough. A child with croup also may make a high-pitched sound (known as stridor) when breathing in.

Click here to hear an example of a child with stridor (audio) .

For more information about Croup and how to treat it, click here.

Wet Cough

A cough sounds "wet" because of fluid (secretions and mucus) found in the lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs). Listen to this example of a wet cough (audio).

Common causes of wet cough include infections and asthma. The coughing helps to remove fluid from the lower respiratory tract.

Older children can spit out this mucus, whereas younger children swallow it into their stomachs. Swallowing mucus can cause a child to have an upset stomach, and the mucus can later appear in the child's vomit or stool (poop).

Whooping Cough

If your child is having severe fits of deep, fast coughing, he may have the disease pertussis , also known as whooping cough.

Introduction to Whooping cough

At first, a child with whooping cough will have symptoms similar to an ordinary cold, but gradually his cough will become worse, especially at night. The frequent coughing fits generally have 5 to 15 staccato coughs in rapid succession, and after coughing, the child will breathe deeply, sometimes making a "whooping" sound (audio) .

The rapid coughing can lead to breathing problems and the child can look somewhat blue in the face due to the temporary shortage of oxygen.

If you suspect your child has whooping cough, call your doctor right away.

There is a vaccine available to prevent whooping cough, and children in the US receive it as part of their routine immunizations. However, even with the vaccination, it is still possible for children to develop a mild case of the disease.

Infants who have not been immunized are also be susceptible to infection as are adults and adolescents with low immunity. Non-vaccinated individuals can easily spread the infection to others.

Click here for more information on Whooping Cough and how to treat it.

Home treatment

If your child has a cough, you can try the following treatments:

  1. Give your child plenty to drink. This will prevent the mucus from thickening. Hot liquids or soups will ease the soreness and irritation in the chest and can loosen mucus as well.

  2. Let your child inhale humidified air (or air that has moisture in it). Water vapor can ease and reduce your child's coughing. This can be done in several ways:

    • Use a cool-mist humidifier in your child's bedroom

    • Run a warm shower in the bathroom with the door shut. When the room is filled with steam, sit in the bathroom with your child on your lap for approximately 10 minutes. You can read or sing to him so that he will be relaxed.

    • Hang a damp towel in your child's bedroom.

  3. If your child has a dry cough or a croup cough, let him inhale cool air. Breathing in cool air will reduce the swelling in the respiratory tract which will then suppress the coughing. You can do this in several ways:

    • Open the window so that your child can inhale cool, humid air. You could also take the child outside.

    • Take your child out for a drive with the car windows open.

    • Let the child inhale the vapor from an open refrigerator or freezer.

  4. Avoid exposing a child with a cough to cigarette smoke. This will aggravate the child's discomfort and make the cough worse.

  5. A child with a distinct dry cough should avoid exercise. Older children and youths will often notice their cough gets worse during physical activity.

  6. You can try giving your child over-the-counter cough medicines, but they are not that effective. There are two types of cough medications:

    • Expectorant cough medicines are supposed to help loosen mucus and can be given for a wet cough.

    • Cough-suppressant medicines inhibit the child's cough reflex and should only be administered in the case of a dry cough that affects sleep at nights. They should not be administered for a wet cough, because the cough is needed in order to expel the mucus, nor should they be given to children under 12 months old.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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Created by my dear friend - Tres



to our friend Bro Jerry & Sis Alip for their newborn baby boy! His name is Hillel Beryl. He was born at Putrajaya Hospital on 10th January 2008 at 11.54pm (if i'm not mistaken) hehehe...sori Ibu kalau silap.

He is so cute! :) Here's few pic of him. We wish that we could have a cute n adorable baby like your baby too, Ibu Alip :)

God bless your family abundantly!

Hi guys! I'm Hillel Beryl. I am 2 day old :)

we share the happiness with their family

i'm so happy for them too looking at the camera

Baby is 14 day old
(Taken on 23 Jan 2008)

shhhhh...please don't disturb me. i'm having my good time now.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Beryl Counting On Blessing

Beryl is two months and 2 days now. Praise and glory to God. Beryl is still receiving gifts. GOD is truly the God of more than enough. Thanks DAD for YOUR never ending blessing.

Another gift received from Production Department today, 12 March 2007. Special thanks to Alvinderjit who responsible to buy all those gift including the baby walker and rocker chair. Thanks a lot friend. GOD bless you and your son too...

This gift received from Administration Department. Thanks to all my colleagues for their kindness. (Muni, Rata, Aoi, Rachel, Vall, Razali, Sue, Emma, Ivy, Fiza, Mazlina, Rosli, Azmi, Latif, Wawa, Jothi & Nina) Special thanks for Rata, Muni and Wawa who had bought this. Your guys are really my truly friends....
GOD Bless you all. Thanks a zillion friends... :-)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

A Newborn Prayer

Here I am, Daddy and Mama, a gift from the Lord up above, To brighten your days with joy untold, and fill our home with love. I'm tiny, precious and fragile, but made miraculously, To fulfill God's plan for my life and be what He wants me to be.

Some say I look like you, Mom, other say more like Dad. But I have distinct traits from both of you, whether that's good or bad. I love it when you hold me securely in your strong arms, You let me know you're my protector in this world with all it's harm.

Please teach me about my Creator, of all His amazing acts. Show me the awe and wonder, not just the basic facts. Tell me He love me, even before I was born, So much that He sent HIS Baby, to bear unspoken scorn.
And how He watched as His Child was put on a tree to die. How sad it must have made Him, Mom and Dad, did He cry? He must really love me, for my salvation He bought then, To make sure I could go to heaven, and be forgiven of my sins.

Your Son And Mine

Daddy's Little Buddy.
The miracle before my eyes.
A reminder of God's presence, Every time I see him smile.
His laughter is a joy to my Heart.
His forgiveness makes mine pale when compared.
He makes me laugh with a sense of humor, That he is always willing to share.
The little things that excite him, Make me remember the kid I used to be.
It reminds me to enjoy every moment more, Instead of letting the world get to me.
Above all I only have to look at him, His daddy's pride and joy, To remember to thank my Heavenly Father above, For my special little boy.
I understand now how much God loves us, Every time I hold him tight.
God gave up the Son He loved so much, To give us eternal life.
Thank You God For your Son and mine.

A Love in the Home

If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everthing in its place, but have not love, I am a housekeeper--not a homemaker.

If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements, but have not love, my children learn cleanliness--not godliness.

Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh. Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.

Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk. Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.

Love is present through the trials. Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive. Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.

Love is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart.

Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I glory in God's perfection of my child. As a mother, there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is love.

A Child's Angel

Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born.
So one day he asked God: They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?
Among the many angels out there, I chose a special one just for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of you.
But tell me, here in heaven, I don't do anything else but sing and smile, that's enough for me to be happy.
Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every day, and you will feel your angel's love and that will make you happy.
And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me, if I don't know the language that men talk?
Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.
And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?
Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.
I've heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?
Your angel will defend you even if it means risking her life.
But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.
Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way for you to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you.
At the moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth could already be heard, and the child in a hurry asked softly: Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.
Your angel's name is of no importance, you will call your angel: Mommy.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Beryl on Sunday

Today is 2nd March 2008, Sunday. Here is how Beryl's life on Sunday.

Just woke up in the morning with his smiling face..

This is Beryl's sexy look before go to Church. The shirt given by auntie Emma.
With Auntie Magel before leave to church

On d way to church.

Sleep all the way from home to church.

Beryl@ Church surrounded by those who love him.

Beryl with Auntie C..

With Auntie Emma

Another gift received today from kakak Janelle..

Gift from Auntie Rina.

Beryl listening to the sermon by Pdt Kurnia Ginat.

Reach home after the Sunday Service. He looks happy..

Beryl ready to sleep after 1/2 tiring day @ church.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Beryl In Action

20 days old Beryl...

1 Month 3 weeks old now. I looks different and chubby. Cutie Beryl...

Am so happy when my daddy come back from work. "Dad,are you tired of working for the whole day? Here I cherish you.."

Beryl in action II