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This morning I went to my OB for postpartum checkup, and Dr. Cowart thinks it might be the gall bladder that's giving me tummy problems. Gall bladder is 膽囊 in Chinese. He scheduled me for a sonogram to check it out next Wed, I just did some research and below is what it says, and it seems pretty similar to my symptons. The most similar part is that it's recurring(everynight for 3 weeks now), and it feels like bloating or gas. I hope it's nothing serious. I have 3 children to take care...


在臨床上,「慢性膽囊炎」是指膽囊的慢性炎症病變,絕大部份的慢性膽囊炎伴隨著膽結石的存在,也與「膽汁鬱留」有關;雖然如此,在臨床上非結石性的慢性膽囊炎(即在膽囊內找不到結石)並非罕見;此外,「慢性膽囊炎」本身亦是「急性膽囊炎」的後遺症;再者,亦有為數不少的病例其本身並無急性膽結石的發病史,但卻在就醫時即被診斷為「慢性膽囊炎」。

根據流行病學的探討,引起「慢性膽囊炎」的原因包括有如下幾個因素:

●病原體的感染:主要的導致慢性膽囊炎的病原體包括有傷寒、大腸桿菌、敗血症等的併發症,由於這些病原體會導致全身性細菌感染,而病菌本身會經由血流循環進入膽囊,而引起膽囊炎症;在以往,寄生蟲盛行的時代,膽道中蛔蟲會上行伴隨著細菌鑽進膽道,而引起膽道阻塞進而發炎,但在現代這種病況也已較少了。跟急性膽囊炎的成因一樣,在慢性膽囊炎的形成中膽囊結石也是其最重要的是因素之一;由於結石阻塞膽囊管或膽囊頸,使膽汁濃縮,並進一步導致膽汁成分改變,對膽囊黏膜直接造成毒害,引起膽囊壁化學性改變,而造成「慢性膽囊炎」。此外,胰臟管和膽管匯合處倘若有阻塞病變,亦會使得胰液逆流入膽道甚至膽囊,而導致慢性膽囊炎的衍生。

在臨床上,慢性膽囊炎的症狀或許與膽結石的症狀完全一致,其中較為常見的症狀包括有不等程度的腹脹、上腹或右上腹不適、持續性鈍痛甚至右肩胛區疼痛、胃灼熱,噯氣、吐酸水等消化道的非特異性症狀,有時罹患者在攝取脂肪類食物時其症狀更為劇烈。

在日常生活中,「慢性膽囊炎」罹患者宜採取低脂肪飲食,少食油膩食物,尤其是動物脂肪如肥肉、豬肉、豬蹄、奶油製品以及油煎雞蛋,以免膽囊因強烈收縮而誘發「膽絞痛」的急性發作。此外,膽結石罹患者平常更要保持排便通暢,有時在夜間睡眠時,最好能保持左側臥位,以利膽汁的排泄;而一旦合併細菌感染時,更應及早就醫及時服用相對應的抗生素治療,才不會進一步衍生難纏的併發症。

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This morning I went to my OB for postpartum checkup, and Dr. Cowart thinks it might be the gall bladder that's giving me tummy problems. Gall bladder is 膽囊 in Chinese. He scheduled me for a sonogram to check it out next Wed, I just did some research and below is what it says, and it seems pretty similar to my symptons. The most similar part is that it's recurring(everynight for 3 weeks now), and it feels like bloating or gas. I hope it's nothing serious. I have 3 children to take care...


在臨床上,「慢性膽囊炎」是指膽囊的慢性炎症病變,絕大部份的慢性膽囊炎伴隨著膽結石的存在,也與「膽汁鬱留」有關;雖然如此,在臨床上非結石性的慢性膽囊炎(即在膽囊內找不到結石)並非罕見;此外,「慢性膽囊炎」本身亦是「急性膽囊炎」的後遺症;再者,亦有為數不少的病例其本身並無急性膽結石的發病史,但卻在就醫時即被診斷為「慢性膽囊炎」。

根據流行病學的探討,引起「慢性膽囊炎」的原因包括有如下幾個因素:

●病原體的感染:主要的導致慢性膽囊炎的病原體包括有傷寒、大腸桿菌、敗血症等的併發症,由於這些病原體會導致全身性細菌感染,而病菌本身會經由血流循環進入膽囊,而引起膽囊炎症;在以往,寄生蟲盛行的時代,膽道中蛔蟲會上行伴隨著細菌鑽進膽道,而引起膽道阻塞進而發炎,但在現代這種病況也已較少了。跟急性膽囊炎的成因一樣,在慢性膽囊炎的形成中膽囊結石也是其最重要的是因素之一;由於結石阻塞膽囊管或膽囊頸,使膽汁濃縮,並進一步導致膽汁成分改變,對膽囊黏膜直接造成毒害,引起膽囊壁化學性改變,而造成「慢性膽囊炎」。此外,胰臟管和膽管匯合處倘若有阻塞病變,亦會使得胰液逆流入膽道甚至膽囊,而導致慢性膽囊炎的衍生。

在臨床上,慢性膽囊炎的症狀或許與膽結石的症狀完全一致,其中較為常見的症狀包括有不等程度的腹脹、上腹或右上腹不適、持續性鈍痛甚至右肩胛區疼痛、胃灼熱,噯氣、吐酸水等消化道的非特異性症狀,有時罹患者在攝取脂肪類食物時其症狀更為劇烈。

在日常生活中,「慢性膽囊炎」罹患者宜採取低脂肪飲食,少食油膩食物,尤其是動物脂肪如肥肉、豬肉、豬蹄、奶油製品以及油煎雞蛋,以免膽囊因強烈收縮而誘發「膽絞痛」的急性發作。此外,膽結石罹患者平常更要保持排便通暢,有時在夜間睡眠時,最好能保持左側臥位,以利膽汁的排泄;而一旦合併細菌感染時,更應及早就醫及時服用相對應的抗生素治療,才不會進一步衍生難纏的併發症。

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On Saturday we went to Irving meeting hall for the memorial meeting for brother Raul who passed away in China a week ago after his 3rd liver transplant failed. Many saints shared about their experiences with Raul and how they were shepherded by Raul's faithful work and life in Christ. He lived a short 55 years of human life, giving up earthly persuings and was a true overcomer. Now he is resting with the Lord and all the testimonies about him encourage us all.



Yesterday afternoon we went to the Dallas Aboretum since Jacob had no school and daddy took the day off. It was great weather, and we all enjoyed the beautiful flowers and plants and fresh air very much. They had big tree houses and pumpkin patch also the hey maze that the boys enjoyed. We were there for 2 hours and everyone was tired from all the walking. Now the weather is finally cooler, we can do more outdoor activities. Unfortunately, daddy is now sick with a little fever and sore throat and headache. He is the last one in our household to get this virus. He had to stay home today to rest.


This morning grandma and me took Acacia to her 2 month check up. She is now 12.5 lbs(95%), and 23 inches(95%), and her head is 15.5cm(50%), overall a very healthy baby. She got 5 seperate shots, which was very surprising to me because I don't remember Jacob or Timothy ever received so many shots at once. I might need to take her to another place to get immunization shots next time!! Also the doctor was another new doctor, she doesn't seem to be as good as Dr. Cole, so next time I will have to request to be seen by Dr. Cole, or considering changing back to  Dr. Daniel? This afternoon she started to feel not well, and cried very hard for a while. I think for the next 24 hours we will have to hold her, rock her and love her a lot because all these shots are giving her side-effects.


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On Saturday we went to Irving meeting hall for the memorial meeting for brother Raul who passed away in China a week ago after his 3rd liver transplant failed. Many saints shared about their experiences with Raul and how they were shepherded by Raul's faithful work and life in Christ. He lived a short 55 years of human life, giving up earthly persuings and was a true overcomer. Now he is resting with the Lord and all the testimonies about him encourage us all.



Yesterday afternoon we went to the Dallas Aboretum since Jacob had no school and daddy took the day off. It was great weather, and we all enjoyed the beautiful flowers and plants and fresh air very much. They had big tree houses and pumpkin patch also the hey maze that the boys enjoyed. We were there for 2 hours and everyone was tired from all the walking. Now the weather is finally cooler, we can do more outdoor activities. Unfortunately, daddy is now sick with a little fever and sore throat and headache. He is the last one in our household to get this virus. He had to stay home today to rest.


This morning grandma and me took Acacia to her 2 month check up. She is now 12.5 lbs(95%), and 23 inches(95%), and her head is 15.5cm(50%), overall a very healthy baby. She got 5 seperate shots, which was very surprising to me because I don't remember Jacob or Timothy ever received so many shots at once. I might need to take her to another place to get immunization shots next time!! Also the doctor was another new doctor, she doesn't seem to be as good as Dr. Cole, so next time I will have to request to be seen by Dr. Cole, or considering changing back to  Dr. Daniel? This afternoon she started to feel not well, and cried very hard for a while. I think for the next 24 hours we will have to hold her, rock her and love her a lot because all these shots are giving her side-effects.


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It's been a long time, since I had any energy to write a new post. My stomache problem finally seems to leave me and now I am "only" left with a little cold(sore throat, cough). But Grandma just started to feel sick last night... so I guess our household is still not 100% recovered.

Last Lord's day we went to Denton for the meeting, and I was so glad to see all the dear brothers and sisters. We went to Tom & Rita's after meeting for lunch, and the boys had fun playing with their girls(they have 3). It's a strange feeling, Denton seems to stand still in time, feels like nothing has changed in that small town although more than 10 years have passed by... maybe one day we will move back to Denton, it sure feels like home.

Acacia will be 2 months old in a few days. I still can't believe she is already this big. And of course it feels like she has been with us for years, not just 2 months. She is now awake a lot during the day, and she is starting to coo(I LOVE her girly sound). She is also smiling a lot more now, especially after her diaper is changed She now usually goes to bed on her tummy, which helps her to sleep deeper and longer. And she loves to be held ALL the time. She still has rash on her face, and I am starting to believe it's eczema, just like what Jacob had when he was a baby. I stopped using cortizone creme and just put lotion on her dry parts.

Acacis has a good control of her head, which is pretty amazing at this early age. She is getting chubby and we all start to call her "little piggy sister".

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It's been a long time, since I had any energy to write a new post. My stomache problem finally seems to leave me and now I am "only" left with a little cold(sore throat, cough). But Grandma just started to feel sick last night... so I guess our household is still not 100% recovered.

Last Lord's day we went to Denton for the meeting, and I was so glad to see all the dear brothers and sisters. We went to Tom & Rita's after meeting for lunch, and the boys had fun playing with their girls(they have 3). It's a strange feeling, Denton seems to stand still in time, feels like nothing has changed in that small town although more than 10 years have passed by... maybe one day we will move back to Denton, it sure feels like home.

Acacia will be 2 months old in a few days. I still can't believe she is already this big. And of course it feels like she has been with us for years, not just 2 months. She is now awake a lot during the day, and she is starting to coo(I LOVE her girly sound). She is also smiling a lot more now, especially after her diaper is changed She now usually goes to bed on her tummy, which helps her to sleep deeper and longer. And she loves to be held ALL the time. She still has rash on her face, and I am starting to believe it's eczema, just like what Jacob had when he was a baby. I stopped using cortizone creme and just put lotion on her dry parts.

Acacis has a good control of her head, which is pretty amazing at this early age. She is getting chubby and we all start to call her "little piggy sister".

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 It has been a very long time since daddy has to go on a business trip. Daddy found out on Monday that he and another engineer were going on a business trip from Tuesday to Friday. It's in a city in the south of Texas and they took a flight there. Grandma stays with us during this time but I still feel very lonely and helpless by myself with three kids. And we all miss Daddy so much already. Daddy said he will enjoy the time alone because it's like a vacation for him, a quiet time with no kids. But I know he will feel bored and lonely just like how we miss him.

I have been having this upset stomache for over a week now. Sometimes it's acid, sometimes it's gas and sometimes it just hurts for no reason. I don't know what's happening with my tummy and it almost hurts daily. I am now very careful with what I eat, so hopefully it will recover very soon.

Last weekend we had a busy Saturday. We first went to the Richardson library for the fountain festival, and the boys had lots of fun. They petted the animals, fished in the fountain, got balloons, candies, and visited different booths. We then went to the Plano center for another event, where we sat for a concert which was very neat. They performed different instruments from the world and this was the boys' 1st concert. Acacia didn't like it too much because it was very loud. the boys also had fun playing in the sand box. Daddy met his old colleague there but they came too late, they missed the best part.. the concert.

We went to Costco afterwards and saw 淑惠 and her husband and baby. It was good to see her again, and found 卉昕 has grown bigger, with teeth!!

On the Lord's day it was the 1st time I sat in the meeting since I had Acacia. She did very well, sleeping during the 1st hour in the stroller by grandma, so I could play the piano for the meeting. And she was all smiles after she woke up in the nursery.

Acacia is 7 weeks old this week, and she has grown a lot since her birth. She now smiles, her eye sight follows a moving object, and she sleeps very well during the night... which is great for mommy. She can turn her head from side to side while on her tummy, and she can lift her head for a few seconds. She nurses a lot during the day, which I don't mind since that means I get a good night sleep. She nurses 1-2 times during the night without waking up. Sometimes I let her sleep on her tummy, this makes her sleep better and deeper. She still doesn't like tummy time at all when she is awake. Acacia is a lot chubbier then when she was a newborn. I am so curious how much she weighs now... she seems so heavy to me already!

Timothy seems to be more interested in Acacia then Jacob is. He pays a lot attention to her and everytime Acacia cries Timothy is always the 1st one to run to her. He gives her kisses or gentle touches. This morning we will take Acacia to Timothy's class to actually take a bath there.. to show the kids how a baby takes a bath. I am a little nervous about it because I am afraid she will be cold in the classroom. Hopefully she will be ok and I am sure the kids will have fun watching her and Timothy will be a very proud big brother.

Last night Jimmy came for dinner and we all took a walk afterwards in the community. The gentle wind was very soothing but I missed Philip so much because usually he is the one who is either pushing the stroller, or holding Acacia. So I believe a short time away from each other is wonderful in that it reminds us how important we are in each other's lives.



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 It has been a very long time since daddy has to go on a business trip. Daddy found out on Monday that he and another engineer were going on a business trip from Tuesday to Friday. It's in a city in the south of Texas and they took a flight there. Grandma stays with us during this time but I still feel very lonely and helpless by myself with three kids. And we all miss Daddy so much already. Daddy said he will enjoy the time alone because it's like a vacation for him, a quiet time with no kids. But I know he will feel bored and lonely just like how we miss him.

I have been having this upset stomache for over a week now. Sometimes it's acid, sometimes it's gas and sometimes it just hurts for no reason. I don't know what's happening with my tummy and it almost hurts daily. I am now very careful with what I eat, so hopefully it will recover very soon.

Last weekend we had a busy Saturday. We first went to the Richardson library for the fountain festival, and the boys had lots of fun. They petted the animals, fished in the fountain, got balloons, candies, and visited different booths. We then went to the Plano center for another event, where we sat for a concert which was very neat. They performed different instruments from the world and this was the boys' 1st concert. Acacia didn't like it too much because it was very loud. the boys also had fun playing in the sand box. Daddy met his old colleague there but they came too late, they missed the best part.. the concert.

We went to Costco afterwards and saw 淑惠 and her husband and baby. It was good to see her again, and found 卉昕 has grown bigger, with teeth!!

On the Lord's day it was the 1st time I sat in the meeting since I had Acacia. She did very well, sleeping during the 1st hour in the stroller by grandma, so I could play the piano for the meeting. And she was all smiles after she woke up in the nursery.

Acacia is 7 weeks old this week, and she has grown a lot since her birth. She now smiles, her eye sight follows a moving object, and she sleeps very well during the night... which is great for mommy. She can turn her head from side to side while on her tummy, and she can lift her head for a few seconds. She nurses a lot during the day, which I don't mind since that means I get a good night sleep. She nurses 1-2 times during the night without waking up. Sometimes I let her sleep on her tummy, this makes her sleep better and deeper. She still doesn't like tummy time at all when she is awake. Acacia is a lot chubbier then when she was a newborn. I am so curious how much she weighs now... she seems so heavy to me already!

Timothy seems to be more interested in Acacia then Jacob is. He pays a lot attention to her and everytime Acacia cries Timothy is always the 1st one to run to her. He gives her kisses or gentle touches. This morning we will take Acacia to Timothy's class to actually take a bath there.. to show the kids how a baby takes a bath. I am a little nervous about it because I am afraid she will be cold in the classroom. Hopefully she will be ok and I am sure the kids will have fun watching her and Timothy will be a very proud big brother.

Last night Jimmy came for dinner and we all took a walk afterwards in the community. The gentle wind was very soothing but I missed Philip so much because usually he is the one who is either pushing the stroller, or holding Acacia. So I believe a short time away from each other is wonderful in that it reminds us how important we are in each other's lives.



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 Acacia 耳朵旁的小肉球, 原來是遺傳到媽媽的祖母..... Grandma was the one that figured it out... wow!! 

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 Acacia 耳朵旁的小肉球, 原來是遺傳到媽媽的祖母..... Grandma was the one that figured it out... wow!! 

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 It's been a long time since I last wrote an entry,,, well lots of things have happened.

Acacia is doing much better these past few days.. she is a much happier baby for some reason. And since I put some Cortizone creme (0.5%) on her, her face has almost all cleared up . Last night was the 1st time I put cortizone creme on her, and in the morning when I woke up I almost couldn't believe my eyes. Her face is no longer red, my baby is actully a very pretty 白嫩嫩. 水噹噹 !! Wow, what a big difference! I am glad a sister told me to use this creme. I actually thought about buying it but wasn't sure if I could use it but since her baby used it (per her pediatritian's instruction), I knew it's ok. I think now all the redness and bumps are gone, Acacia actually feels better. I am sure these baby acne itchs!

Acacia has been sleeping through the night, she doesn't really need to nurse at night(last night she went from about 10pm to 5am this morning, and if I didn't try to make her nurse she could probably sleep longer). But my breasts were so full I had to nurse her and also got up to pump. By the way my beloved manual Avent pump broke(daddy broke it when I asked him to screw it tight for me) so now I have to use the Medela electric one.. it's not as convenient, but for the mean time it will work. I bought a new Avent pump on ebay for $25 including shipping but it will take a few days to arrive.

The labor day long weekend didn't start out well, on Thursday after I picked up Jacob, he started crying and complained he had a headache. I took his temp and he had a low grade fever, so on Friday he stayed home to rest. Every 5 hours his temp would go up (taking Motrin), and he would feel bad, but everytime after he took the medicine he acted like he was perfectly fine. This is a strange virus, only fever, nothing else, which I am glad!

Starting around Friday I started to have a upset stomache... not sure what it is because I still have it today. It sometime goes away, but then it comes back. This afternoon it was quite bad I almost couldn't function. So grandma picked up Jacob.

And it rained the whole day yesterday.. what a relif to finally have some rain! But that meant we couldn't go out to the zoo or Aboretum. We went to the Firewheel mall and bought a wok stainless steel pot and some long sleeved onesies for Acacia. We also went to Cherie's house for the kids to play there for a while. The kids had fun but they were so tired out by the time we got home at 7pm.

so that was our boring weekend. Hopefully everyone(especially ME) will return to healthy state asap!!


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 It's been a long time since I last wrote an entry,,, well lots of things have happened.

Acacia is doing much better these past few days.. she is a much happier baby for some reason. And since I put some Cortizone creme (0.5%) on her, her face has almost all cleared up . Last night was the 1st time I put cortizone creme on her, and in the morning when I woke up I almost couldn't believe my eyes. Her face is no longer red, my baby is actully a very pretty 白嫩嫩. 水噹噹 !! Wow, what a big difference! I am glad a sister told me to use this creme. I actually thought about buying it but wasn't sure if I could use it but since her baby used it (per her pediatritian's instruction), I knew it's ok. I think now all the redness and bumps are gone, Acacia actually feels better. I am sure these baby acne itchs!

Acacia has been sleeping through the night, she doesn't really need to nurse at night(last night she went from about 10pm to 5am this morning, and if I didn't try to make her nurse she could probably sleep longer). But my breasts were so full I had to nurse her and also got up to pump. By the way my beloved manual Avent pump broke(daddy broke it when I asked him to screw it tight for me) so now I have to use the Medela electric one.. it's not as convenient, but for the mean time it will work. I bought a new Avent pump on ebay for $25 including shipping but it will take a few days to arrive.

The labor day long weekend didn't start out well, on Thursday after I picked up Jacob, he started crying and complained he had a headache. I took his temp and he had a low grade fever, so on Friday he stayed home to rest. Every 5 hours his temp would go up (taking Motrin), and he would feel bad, but everytime after he took the medicine he acted like he was perfectly fine. This is a strange virus, only fever, nothing else, which I am glad!

Starting around Friday I started to have a upset stomache... not sure what it is because I still have it today. It sometime goes away, but then it comes back. This afternoon it was quite bad I almost couldn't function. So grandma picked up Jacob.

And it rained the whole day yesterday.. what a relif to finally have some rain! But that meant we couldn't go out to the zoo or Aboretum. We went to the Firewheel mall and bought a wok stainless steel pot and some long sleeved onesies for Acacia. We also went to Cherie's house for the kids to play there for a while. The kids had fun but they were so tired out by the time we got home at 7pm.

so that was our boring weekend. Hopefully everyone(especially ME) will return to healthy state asap!!


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