Diarrhea Remains Second Leading Cause Of Death Among Children, Despite Effective Interventions:The Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
When my little girl was about a year old, she had diarrhea. I guess it was due to the milk bottle. I had stopped sterilising her bottles.
I took her to see a doctor and he advised me to admit her to the medical centre. I was so sad and in tears, I drove all the way and got her admitted.
I stayed with her and the nurse just gave my little girl oral rehydration salt dissolved in water as her drinks. She was hungry so I kept feeding her. When I asked for more of the salt, the nurse said:
You can't give her so much.
What to do? She is thirsty.
Never mind about that. Even the doctor was bad. He wanted to take some blood from my girl to do a test. Each time he poked the needle into her tiny hand, she was struggling and crying loudly. Finally, so many bruises on her hand. I was so upset.
So I challenged the doctor,
You need to listen to me. I want to take my girl back. She will be ok back home.
The doctor had no say and let us out.
When I reached home, I simply get a soya based milk for her and she got better.
Regretted: I shouldn't have admitted her to the center. I had wasted quite a sum of money.