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MartyC

A few days ago my 3 year old baby girl had a sudden onset of fever but was still active and playing so we treated it with Tylenol and Motrin hoping it would get better . After 3 days she stopped eating and drinking so we brought her to Chong Hua hospital . We admitted her and have been here 3 days now , spending thousands of pesos on IV fluids ,medication ,blood tests, nebulizing ,and finally antibiotics (after ruling out dengue) . They think it's pneumonia but they are unsure if it's viral or bacterial and the antibiotics are not working . She still has a high grade fever I mean like 105 and 106 degrees. , My wife and I are up all night and day sponging her and praying, and crying. I don't know what to do . Is this the best hospital for her to be? I am so worried and don't know what to do. Tomorrow they are bringing an infectious disease specialist to look at her. Are these doctors competent? 

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cebubird

My prayers being lifted up for daughter and you and wife right now, as well as doctors who are attending her.

Chong Hua is good, and believe doctors are also.

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the.lone.gunman

Chong Hua is good. So are the doctors. Stay positive.

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Paul
11 minutes ago, cebubird said:

My prayers being lifted up for daughter and you and wife right now, as well as doctors who are attending her.

Chong Hua is good, and believe doctors are also.

Agreed. You may get better staff & treatment, but probably only in Manila.

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Salty Dog

Is this the same daughter that was bitten by a dog and had rabies vaccines just a few weeks ago.

May be a stretch, but could that have caused some complications.

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Mr. Mike

God bless you and your family buddy...

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delancey

You placed your child in an excellent position to have the issue diagnosed then defeated. Excellent parent. Best regards.

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MartyC
3 hours ago, Salty Dog said:

Is this the same daughter that was bitten by a dog and had rabies vaccines just a few weeks ago.

May be a stretch, but could that have caused some complications.

Yes it is. I have asked the doctors if it could possibly be related and they insist it's not. Luckily we were able to observe the dogs for a couple of weeks and they showed no signs of sickness so that's a relief. Hopefully the new infectious disease specialist has an answer. 

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KID

So sorry to hear this, Nothing makes a parent feel more helpless than not being able to protect their child.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours

Kid

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Alfred E. Neuman

Hoping everything gets better, prayed for medical personnel involved to guided well.

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urbanrrc

Only thing I can suggest is that perhaps the Antibiotic the Hospital is using are fake.  The Phils is a 3rd world country and while medications obtained there are generally good, I have heard of cases where antibiotics are simply no good. None of the drugs sold in Phils are FDA approved. Heard of similar cases where a vet was not responding to antibiodics and then he travelled to US for treatment and once there the medication/antibiodic he was given quickly cured the problem, As the Doctors if they can try a different antibodic and instead of getting it from Hospital, go to Mercury Drug and purchase it yourself. Won't hurt to try.

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Jawny
54 minutes ago, urbanrrc said:

Only thing I can suggest is that perhaps the Antibiotic the Hospital is using are fake.  The Phils is a 3rd world country and while medications obtained there are generally good, I have heard of cases where antibiotics are simply no good. None of the drugs sold in Phils are FDA approved. Heard of similar cases where a vet was not responding to antibiodics and then he travelled to US for treatment and once there the medication/antibiodic he was given quickly cured the problem, As the Doctors if they can try a different antibodic and instead of getting it from Hospital, go to Mercury Drug and purchase it yourself. Won't hurt to try.

You may be overly concerned about the potential for fake meds.  The Philippines does have a regulatory agency similar to the FDA in the USA.  As well, many, many medications in use here are FDA approved as well as some with EU sources.   As far as getting a different source of medicines, it's been my experience the hospital will allow the use of meds provided by the patient so long as they are what is being prescribed for treatment.

As to what the op is concerned about, the medical care at Chung Hua is high standard.  

 

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M.C.A.
14 hours ago, MartyC said:

A few days ago my 3 year old baby girl had a sudden onset of fever but was still active and playing so we treated it with Tylenol and Motrin hoping it would get better . After 3 days she stopped eating and drinking so we brought her to Chong Hua hospital . We admitted her and have been here 3 days now , spending thousands of pesos on IV fluids ,medication ,blood tests, nebulizing ,and finally antibiotics (after ruling out dengue) . 

Sorry to hear MartyC... hang in there, the IV units are important, my grandson when he was younger had similar issues all the time, he also had that breathing problem we bought him a Nebulizer for 1000 pesos I think you can purchase if need be at Mercury Drug and he also had the high temperature, it's agonizing watching the little ones suffer and no resting for sure, I will pray for her.

Also the some toddlers only like certain foods and the key is to get them to eat as much as we can, in my grandson's case fish and rice and we got him some sort of vitamins or liquid vitamins.

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CardiacKid

Unless the policy has changed. Chong Hua would not allow meds purchased outside of the hospital to be used. The reasoning was that counterfeit drugs were sold in many mom and pop pharmacies. By insisting you use their pharmacy, they assured the drugs were genuine. Chong Hua has the best hospital in Cebu and the best staff. 

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cogon88

I hope you child is getting better I was in the hospital last year with pnumonia none of the drugs they prescribed including IV antibiotics they consulted  several experts in Manila as well. After 2 weeks they of being stabilized but not curing the infection they finally put me on a double dose of Azithromycin with in a couple of days of taking my lungs started to clear. I would ask you doctor if he would try this medication 

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