JULY 08, 2012
It was past midnight when my 5 year old nephew had a very high on and off fever. We rushed him at the emergency early in the morning because his fever wont go down, he had a convulsion already. Terrified. We suspected it could be Dengue and really worried because it was the time that a virus in Cambodia killed hundreds of kids for less than 24 hours (who wouldn't be dead worried right?) While at the hospital his fever went down a bit. he was checked up and then the doctor said that we can go home and just observe for the moment (since the fever goes down already)
According to them, they can't check if its Dengue or what until it's over 24 hours. It's annoying but we understand their rules whatsoever. So we go home. My nephew's fever went high again, from time to time we were wiping him with cold towel. The problem is my nephew had a phobia drinking medicines. He's even scared to hear the word "medicine". (His phobia started in that same hospital; at age of 2 years old he was roughly forced to drink Tempra) From then on, everytime he sees any kind of medicine he cries and run away so what we do is trick him, mix it with juices and milk but still he can smell it that he even didnt like to drink milk and juice anymore. For a quick relief, we use suppository just to make the fever go down a bit.
JULY 09, 2112
We went to the hospital again for follow check up and for the Dengue test. They advise us to just go back for the results but we insist to have my nephew to be confined at once. We got a private pedia room. It was a relief my nephew was negative in Dengue but still worried because of his on/off fever.
JULY 10, 2012
His findings was VIRAL INFECTION. Infection caused by the presence of a virus in the body. Depending on the virus and the person's state of health, various viruses can infect almost any type of body tissue, from the brain to the skin. Viral infections cannot be treated with antibiotics; in fact, in some cases the use of antibiotics makes the infection worse. The vast majority of human viral infections can be effectively fought by the body's own immune system, with a little help in the form of proper diet, hydration, and rest. As for the rest, treatment depends on the type and location of the virus, and may include anti-viral or other drugs.
He gets better and his doctora said that we can be discharge when his fever gets off but it went terribly high again in the afternoon so another night for us. Another Dengue test to make sure it was not really dengue at all. My mom notice the dirts on the floor even when it is cleaned daily. We ignored it.
JULY 11, 2012
Early morning, my nephew suddenly gets itchy, few rashes came out from his back. We called a nurse then the nurse told us maybe it was because of the beddings so she requested a new one for us.
Lunchtime, my sister was feeding my nephew when she noticed big flakes of dusts from the food. It isn't pepper coz it was all scattered from the tray, the table and the floor.
|AND MORE CLOSER|
It wasn't as harmful as the carbon dusts from the aircon but to see something like this in your food at the hospital is so disturbing. It was so eeeeewwww! We didnt show this to my nephew coz he might not eat nilagang baboy ever again. It was so disappointing and this all happens in just one full day.
Another thing, upon admission, we noted there that my nephew has high allergies in anything that contains NUTS so his food will be restricted to it but at the same day they serve a peanut cupcake. My sister was so mad. Was it just by mistake or they are really not attentive to their patient's safety?
They are apologizing again and again.
We were transferred into the new room. My sister requested for a incident report for what happened that day but the head nurse told her that they dont personally give out reports to patients. My sister insisted they need to make a report or we will direct it to the management. The head nurse said: "Okay po ma'am we will make it but we cant hand it out to you" So thats the end of it. We didnt have a copy of the report because it was against their rules. I dont know. We didnt push through because we knew we wont get any justice and maybe it was just a small issue. We were more concerned that my nephew gets better.
|My nephew getting better|
JULY 12, 2012
My nephew's fever finally went off and we were discharged in the afternoon.
We were "suki" of this hospital because we always go here for check ups and confinements. It is only this time we experienced this careless act of this hospital. This hospital is very popular and this is where patients should watch closely what they eat and check the aircon as well. Got the clue? Don't mention it below hahaha ^_^