Sunday, 25 December 2011

The Hospital Shall NOT Be Our 2nd Home...





My daughter has been in and out of hospitals ever since the tender age of two. Her first admission was only due to high fever. But doctor was more concerned on the pneumonia and tonsillitis that came with it, as well as her asthma. That was four years ago at Sime Darby Medical Centre (formerly known as Subang Jaya Medical Centre). 
Recently, she was admitted for dengue fever also known as breakbone fever! It was indeed a shocker knowing she couldn't have got it from home as my mom especially (as well as the rest of the family), is very particular on the cleanliness of her surroundings. It couldn't be the baby-sitter's too since my daughter stop going there few months back. So most probably, it was at my grandpa's that Putri got bitten by the killer mosquito. Yes, I'm sure it was. She was there for a few days with her cousins during the school holidays. The fact that there are no vaccine or drugs available for preventing the infection, scares us the most. So doctors will firstly see the current level of the patient's blood platelet. From there, doctors will determine the next step of treatment. In my daughter's case, she was given fluids intravenously and the fluids carefully monitored to ensure that she does not get excess fluids. Next, they'll just monitor the platelet count on daily basis.
During my daughter's stay at the hospital, I was also told by some relatives and friends to feed her crab soup!! Believe it or not, it's a MUST-READ and worth trying!! Oh btw, Alhamdulillah that Azalea Putri recovered from her dengue fever and left for home after 5 days!! ~XOXOX~

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