Don't Ever Become A Doctor Yourselves - The Biggest Mistake Ever Happen To Me

Friday, November 27, 2015 0 Comments A+ a-

Last month my second girl encounter fever shot up to 39 degrees and we (me and hubby) are kinda panic. It has been a while since she is down with fever. Maybe she got it from her sister who just recently recovered. The weather is bad ( with hot and cold conditions) plus they always eat snacks, chocolates, sweet and without drinking enough water. Hubby said let's put the medicine into her anus since we got the left over medicine in the fridge for my elder daughter the other day. Without checking on the name on the medicine, by just looking at the shape, I said to hubby ya that's the one. White colour pill to insert into her anus. Then, a mother instinct telling me something is wrong. I open up the fridge again after 15 minutes and start digging and saw another medicine same capsule shape, but different type and with my eldest girl name on it!!!!OMG!!! What have I done???????????

The feeling is like slapping myself or bang my head on the wall! How can i be so stupid to simply insert any adult medicine into my girl? Feel so bad and mentally stress and of course I want to cry on the spot. I try to be positive and told hubby shall we insert again this the right paracetamol fever capsule to her anus. Hubby said no choice we have to coz the fever is too high. My girl cry again and pity her seeing her like that. Aiii..sigh..what should we do? The first medicine is supposed to be my past hemorrhoids capsule and contains drugs. I hate myself why I put in the fridge for so long and never notice that when I hold it at the first place with no child name on it and without knowing that is for hemorrhoids medicine. Just a first glance looking at the shape and said that is fever medicine.

For safety purpose, hubby decided to just bring her straight to the clinic to seek for proper medicine. We do have liquid fever medicine, But as far as I remember, doctor do mentions that if fever reaching 38 degrees, we can just insert the medicine to her anus. So we rush to the specialist doctor where we usually bring her (nearby our house), and half way I told hubby that i just recall that Friday the clinic close early before 7pm. That time was already 7.30pm. We rushed to another normal clinic but they do check on child aged 1 and above. My girl is so sick that she could not stand herself, weak and wanted to vomit. She vomitted twice at home and now vomit again in front of the registration encounter. I was carrying her (13.4kg) and writing her name on the paper with one hand..shaking and quickly ask the nurse can you allowed to go in first because her fever is really high. 

Extremely worried and add on more worries of the mistake that we have done which should not be happening for experience parents. But we feel like a first time parents at this moment and I blame myself for it. I know people will start talking about it and will blame me. Ya her mum la..simply put medicine and all those craps..But things just come and we are like not being ourselves and when you are panic..then we are making silly mistake that will forever bugging you. 

Looking at the doctor and show the medicine, doctors said come like that..must be very careful. her fever is very high and if she complaint on stomach pain or bleeding in her stool you must quickly send her to hospital. And fever still high also need to admit her alr. Feel more worried now. Have to monitor closely when got back home. Doctor give cough, flu, fever, antibiotic and vomit medicine. The killing part is have to ask her to drink all the medicine!! That every parents have to learn patience..need to soothe her or else use the rough way. One people holding her nose or mouth to force the medicine go inside her mouth, one have to hold her hand carry her (position lying on the side) Stress. She is so tired and of course not in a good mood to tell her to drink more water but we have to force her more water because her lips are really dry.

The whole nite I was thinking why we have such rush and what is happening. For a 3 years plus girl, it seems like everything back to the past when she was 10 months old where we have to rush her to clinic 24 hours but then decide to bring her to Tawakal thinking they have specialist, but also none. All are just normal doctor. In the middle of the night at 2.30am, we both awake by her. She vomited twice and cry, fever is high and we rushing to the hospital. Hubby shirt was wet because she vomit again when reaching there. And he have to took off his shirt. The staff looking at him with the weird face and yes it was freaking cold at that time. The road was empty and I was scare too. That was another experience that we have gone through.

How can we both be so useless when come to that fever medicine can be mixed up? Doctor even advise that your home capsule of paracetamol have 250gram example. So if you want to insert into younger age toddler, you need to cut it a little bit. Now only I know. So the lesson is never try to become a doctor yourselves. Anything just go to the right doctor to seek treatment.

In the end, the doctor medicine does not suite my girl that much and after 2 days still slight fever. The fever virus then spread to my little boy.He had the same symptom vomit, dehydrated and high fever. We quickly feed him medicine liquid form and sponge him often. The next day all two went to see our usual child clinic doctor and took the medicine again. 2 years old also have to take antibiotic. Pity them at this young age all have to take antibiotic. The current virus is all very strong and all is hard to recover. I heard many storied from my friend from their experience too. Kids age 1 also have to take antibiotic if the virus infection is too strong. Are these medicine going to affect on their immune system which they can actually produce themselves? Will that killing their good immune system inside their body?

Sigh..that's why when comes to sick child, you will never get a good rest. Worried with them. The kids are not eating well. Not active as usual and have to eat so many medicine.

I always ask me girl your tummy got pain or not? and notice her stool any bleeding? so worried. no symptom on that after few days, looks ok and hope this thing will never happen again! and a good lesson for both of us!!