Diarrhea

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.

I replied,
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.

Comments

  1. Actually the danger sign of diarrhea is when the eyes turn white, that mean dehydration is at a dangerous level. That is the time to rush to the hospital. As long as we keep the baby hydrated then no need to stay in hospital. I went through the same problem when my son was on month old too....but the doctor told us he don't have to stay in the hospital.

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  2. when kids get sick, we adults worry sick! when my girl was 5 months old, she was admitted for coughing, they did blood test too, injected her while she was sleeping, she didnt even stir, thank God... after 3 nights, we went home.. this is one of the perils being a parent, huh...

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  3. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog.

    Diarrhea is something not to be taken forgranted, his is indeed a nice post.

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  4. i had never known that diarrhea would cost a baby's precious life. thanks for such post! =)

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  5. hi wenn, nice blog you have here. I've added you in my link, if you don't mind.

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  6. Hope your little one's feeling better now. Happy weekend! :)

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  7. you've made the right choice-brought your girl home.

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  8. sometimes our fear and worries are louder than our inner voices.

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  9. yup, babies r special to all parents..

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