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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Guide To Diarrhea In Children And Being Admitted Into Paedeatric Ward (Part 2).


What to expect when your child is warded:
1. 200ml of salt solution will be injected into your child with 2 10ml syringes.
2. Sambung drip lagi.
3. When your child is warded, the nurse ask you some background questions to fill in a form.
4. She will also give you an orientation. You will be told where the toilets, exits and pantry are, the do's and don'ts, etc.
5. After a few hours, the nurse will draw some more blood to check pH level again.
6. A doctor will come and grill you on you and your husband's medical history, etc.
7. Nurses will come every few hours to check your child's temperature and blood pressure.
8. Doctors check in on patients around 3 times a day or more.
9. If there is a specialist in-house at that time, he/she will do his/her rounds accompanied by the doctor.
10. A gaggle of trainee nurses will come and observe your child guided by a nurse/sister about twice a day.
11. The ward is divided according to the severity of your child's condition. As your child's condition improves, you will be moved to the suitable section in the ward.

Sebaik2nya bila bawa pergi hospital tu terus pack for an overnight stay. Manatau kena tahan kan. I recommend the following:
1. Both you and your child's IC.
1. 5-6 pairs of clothing for your child. Takut nanti anak cirit sampai terkena baju, tidak cukup baju pula untuk salin kan. Campur2 long pants and sweaters with shorts and short-sleeved tops.
2. Lots of diapers. Ditto for the above reason.
3. Flask with hot water and 2 large bottles of drinking water for making milk. My ward had water dispensers in the pantry but even then, it was inconvenient for me to leave Sophie alone to go there.
4. Enough milk for 2 days stay or until the next visiting hours. Biar lebih jangan kurang. Menyesal tau kalau habis susu tengah2 malam.
5. Your child's fave toy. Believe me, it goes a long way in providing comfort to your child.
6. Your own cutlery, cup and plate for meal time. The hospital kasi sedia juga tapi kadang2 tidak cukup.
7. Your own change of clothes.
8. Towels and toilettries for both you and your child.
9. Panty liners. Kalau tidak sempat mandi/tukar baju pun at least tukar panty liner to keep you feel a bit fresh 'down there'.
10. Mouth wash and wet wipe. For when you couldn't afford the luxury of brushing your teeth or washing your face. Believe me, it will make you feel more human.
11. Snacks such as crackers/buns and susu kotak. In case you'd rather starve than eat the hospital food and visiting hours are still a long way to go.

Oh, and don't forget your and your child's IC bila pergi Emergency.

Some important points to remember:
1. Only 1 person can be in the ward to take care of a patient at a time.
2. Visiting hours are from 6.30am-7.30am, 12.30pm-2.30pm and 4.30pm-7.30pm.
3. Jangan la bawa satu kampung bila melawat. Kesian patient lain nanti rasa terganggu. Memang hospital kasi limit the number of visitors pun.
4. Don't hog the loo or bathroom. Tu perangai mau minta kena maki. Most of the time there is only 1 of each for every 4 beds.
5. Don't leave your child unattended especially toddlers. Jatuh dari bed nanti tambah lagi susah. Minta tolong nurse tengo2 kalau bukan waktu melawat.

I think that's about it. I hope this will be helpful to parents AND future parents out there.