I hope it isn't too late to wish everyone Happy 牛 Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai. Sorry for the long silence, I was very busy lately, and also something happened just a few days before the CNY.
On 20 Jan (Tuesday, 6 days to CNY). Babysitter called when I was still in office. She reported to me that little May was vomiting several times already, including the medicine and all in her stomach. When I reached home, hubb has visited May, and she looked weak. Without much delay, we rushed her to Hospital Columbia Asia. The paediatrician told us that he has to admit May and get her dripped to prevent her from further dehydration. After getting the blood test result, Dr. Fabian confirmed it was food poisoning and bacteria infection. He prescribed the antibiotics right away.
On 21 Jan (Wednesday, 5 days to CNY). Hubb brought April to visit mei mei and mommy in the ward. I was happy to see April, she was fine and bringing along the homework from school. While she was doing her homework, I could see that her face turning pale suddenly. Soon, she was also throwing out all the food that she took at lunch. OMG! April's turn this time. Hubb still thought that April was just being too full. Mother's instinct is always more precise. I told him that April might also have the same germ as May had. Thank god that Dr Fabian was around, he was quite sure that April and May were having the same bacteria, as it was contagious one. After some monitoring, April was vomiting non-stop after the 1st time, we decided to admit her too. Since I need to be in hospital for another day, I rather kept both of them with me.
On 22 Jan (Thursday, 4 days to CNY). My two girls stopped vomiting. May started to have diarrhoea and stomach ache. April just looked tired and felt rather weak. They were discharged from the hospital in the evening. Hubb received a call from babysitter, she told hubb that she and her husband also had food poisoning the day before. It was so obvious that they have eaten the same food. After settling all the things, I asked hubb to take care of them at home, and I drove to the babysitter's house. I wanted to ask her what type food that she has given to my children. She told me that she bought the food from the economy rice stall. I told her frankly, I was sad to know that she didn't cook the food herself. I have paid her more than she should get, she should prepare better meal for my children, instead of just buying from those unhygienic food stall. I was very disappointed at her performance.
My two daughters were still feeling weak and lack of appetite after resting one day at home. Luckily, they were getting better and better after few more days. I was so happy to see them back to noisy, active and normal self again, which I did not know to appreciate previously.
Besides, I was almost there to make up my mind for a resignation. I was thinking over and over during the long CNY holidays. I was about 70% sure to tender my resignation letter in March, after getting the second bonus.
However, after sending my 2 girls back to the babysitter's place. I could see that she was feeling much guilty for causing them to lose so much weight. She is trying to put more effort in her duty. She is improving herself to gain my trust back. So, I decided to give her and also myself another chance. If she can carry her duty well, I also can continue with my job. It is a very difficult decision to be a stay at home mom. I wish I can make up my mind one day. If my family need me more, then I'll .....At the moment, I still can earn money with my knowledge and skill set, I'll continue until the date that heaven knows.
Here are some of my two angels CNY costume pictures.