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My Worst Fear, My child is sick.

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JohnSurrey
46 minutes ago, sierra01 said:

My filipino friend's 3 yo daughter is literally allowed to do whatever she likes, virtually no discipline.  It takes them a generous hour just to feed her because they allow her to do everything but eat, and then its 90% rice because she wont eat much else.  And guess what...shes often sick, colds, temperatures, and whatnot.  She doesn't get the variety of vitamins and minerals she needs from a mostly rice diet.  When she's sick they stuff her full of all manner of prescribed and OTC medicine but it happens over and over again.

Myself, I've had more ear infections in the past 9 months here than I've had in 30 years in the UK, amoxil sorts it out easily enough though, and I eat a reasonably varied and balanced diet.

I need an operation, not urgent but it still needs to be done, and I've decided to have it done back in the UK and combine it with seeing family and friends because of the cost here and questionable medical standards I keep reading about.

Yes it's like that here (children and infections!) - that's why I now go along with my wife liberally handing out the tempra forte to keep our children's fever down and under control.

I used to get ear infections but now it always seems to go to my lungs - and amoxicillin generally clears it up for me.

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smokey

as to getting sick I have a theory ... I have lived here now about 14 years for a long time I would buy bioflue 100 pieces at a time and take maybe 3 a day my lungs would fill up with the moisture which I am sure carry germs especially from the pee guys on the street which turns to dust and floats like a butterfly so what I did was buy a nice big dehumidifier which sucks the water out of the air when I turn it on it often says 80 percent I set it to 45 one hour later its dry and I go to sleep no cold sweats.. and I now Don't buy many bio flu maybe 3 pieces that will last months... you can buy a dehumidifier from lazada not as good  as my home depo model but works.. I still have my lazada unit and now keep it as a backup 

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M.C.A.
6 hours ago, JohnSurrey said:

Good idea MCA - I'm not sure where Grandma's nebulizer went after she died - perhaps I ought to find out!

Yes... we have a fridge full of vitamins too...  :D

If you can't find it they sell nebulizers at Mercury Drug and some Mom and Pop Pharmacies also sell them, also the attachments can be purchased.

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MartyC
On 9/22/2017 at 6:48 AM, Headshot said:

The same thing happened to me at CDUH in Cebu when I had dengue fever. The young nurse ripped my vein trying to insert an IV, and the area under my skin quickly filled with blood (along with blood oozing out). I asked for a more experienced nurse who knew how to insert an IV, and one appeared almost immediately. That nurse inserted the IV with no problem. You have to remember that every hospital in the Cebu metro area is a teaching hospital, so there are a lot of inexperienced nurses running around. Most of the time, that doesn't cause any problems, but if it does, don't hesitate to ask for somebody with experience to do whatever needs to be done.

On antibiotics, we insist on Azithromycin. There are a lot of antibiotic-resistant germs in the Philippines, but Azithromycin seems to still work on all of them. Some doctors are hesitant to prescribe it as a first defense because they want to try weaker antibiotics first, but having your child (or you or your wife) suffering needlessly (or longer than necessary) because the doctor prescribed a weak antibiotic is nonsense.

The doctor did prescribe Azithromycin as an oral antibiotic to continue at home , along with a couple of others which seems like overkill,  but I am afraid not to complete all the treatment.  The doctors fees were only 9000 php, but the medicines costs was more than 30,000 php ,which was a surprise to me as I expected the doctors bills to be much more . Maybe they do make their money from the medications?

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toshi

ohh yes they do make money as well from big Pharma ... (in different ways)

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Salty Dog
2 hours ago, MartyC said:

The doctor did prescribe Azithromycin as an oral antibiotic to continue at home , along with a couple of others which seems like overkill,  but I am afraid not to complete all the treatment.  The doctors fees were only 9000 php, but the medicines costs was more than 30,000 php ,which was a surprise to me as I expected the doctors bills to be much more . Maybe they do make their money from the medications?

I was in the hospital in Dumaguete for 32 days.

My total bill was around one and a half million pesos. Over one million of that was for drugs.

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samatm
2 hours ago, Salty Dog said:

I was in the hospital in Dumaguete for 32 days.

My total bill was around one and a half million pesos. Over one million of that was for drugs.

I wonder how many docs were awarded a free trip to Singapore for that one...???  

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rfm010
14 hours ago, Salty Dog said:

...Over one million of that was for drugs.

Having recently seen the price of weed in the colorado dispensaries this doesnt surprise me.

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hyaku
On 9/20/2017 at 3:44 AM, 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) . 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? 

Only just read this post. Sorry to hear of your plight.

Chong Hua lost accreditation back in August 2015. In view of their pathetic diagnosis of a problem I had and other friends losing or nearly losing limbs due to poorly treated infections. I would not go there if you paid me.

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smokey

I have only to say based on my personal experience the best treatment and price we received on a major illness was from st vincent hospital and dr ting and old timer but a real problem solver 

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papimafioso69

Happy to hear your child is better . Was that the cost with Phil health ??

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