Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hospitalization - Wrong diagnosis

My first post on this topic: http://amidrin.blogspot.com/2007/06/hospitalized-196-216.html

It's been 5 days since I have been discharged from HUKM hospital. I haven't record down here exactly what really happen to me there when I was admitted to the emmergency centre. A day before I was admitted, I went to see a GP regarding my soar throat problem during lunch time at a clinic near office area. The doctor gave me a strong antibiotic for me because the doctor said I have throat infections. The dosage is 2 tablets taken 3 times a day.

On the next day (the day I admitted to hospital), after taken the 4th time of the antibiotic only I really feel very wrong. Therefore, have to rush to the hospital at that time it happen. My mom discribe to me my condition at the emmergency ward that time. My face all yellowish pale, lips also no more colour, BP dropping low.... and unconsious when she saw me there. And I feel hard to breath and fainting feelings... I brought the antibiotic along to show them, the doctor at emmergency centre there don't know what drug is it exactly. They just blur blur like that take my blood for general testing and only show that my postassium is low. But they should investigate properly why is my postassium low. My mom said, she heard them saying out asking each other how much dosage of those IV drip they should put me for treatment. OMG... those people there who are in emmergency centre so unporfessional. If people really dying there how? They can show those blur blur attitude when people come to emmergency! No wonder we heard alot of people complain and leagally sue those goverment hospital for negligence. Sometimes people die in emmergency admittance just like that. Those st***d doctor at emmergency centre there didn't diagnose me correctly and fail to recognize that I might be allergic to the antibiotic.

Spent two days in the hospital supposingly they want to investigate the cause of my low postassium. Another chinese doctor there who analyze my condition when I am stable and sent to normal ward, is much more professional (before that is not chinese doctor who treated me at emmergency centre - those type of people lar... if you are Malaysian, you know know whom I mean). The chinese doctor said my postassium level is not that low, 2.9 only comparing to the patient beside me which is even worst than me, but why is my condition so bad like that, he also questioned. Just after 2 hrs of drip, my postassium so fast gone up to 4.3, which he said not very normal. Normally people will go up to around 3.6 only. My mom show that antibiotic I took, and imediately he can recognize what antibiotic it is. He did wrote in down on my medical report and they should also start on investigating on possible allergic reaction to that antibiotic. Unfortunately, he is not the doctor in-charge for my case. On the first day took a few times blood test for checking postassium level only. And also took a test for Thyroid function test. Those result come out ok, which does not explain much about my actual condition at that time for the correct diagnosis.

Each time I see different doctor visit me at the ward. Each asked me whether I got prolong vomit or diarrhea because the main cause of lost postassium is because of that. I said I don't have which indeed I really don't have. It's like they don't believe me. They thought I lied to them and they just want to put it down on the medical report to conclude their diagnosis so that their job is done. This is usually what happen if you go to those government hospital. The doctor there are not that professional and they are mostly lazy because they are "those type of people - Malaysian has alot of them in government sector".

So they discharge me just like that and what my mom and myself did is do our own investigations and asked other doctor's opinion. We search the internet about the antibiotic I took, called Cloxacillin. Found that this antibiotic is a penicillin type drug. Some people are allergic to penicillin. I might be one of them. Analyzing the symtoms of allergy, found out that I really match closely to those symtom when I was very ill that day. Searching through the Cloxacillin drug information, found out that poeple who have eczema should not take the drug. I have eczema for a very long time already. And I have quite a number of history of allergy also. Therefore, it is very likely that I am allergic to the antibiotic. It is really very dangerous if allergic to drugs taken. It can cause death just after a while taken. Luckily I am taking SNE capsule for my general health suppliment intake which bost my overall body system function. If not, the allergic bad reaction would alerady come to me more severely. Even up to today, I will occasionally feel difficulties in breathing, suddently feel very weak and some slight tingling sensation like numbness on hands and face area. Doctor said it would takes up to a few weeks to clear off the drug.
This picture taken mid last year on my left leg with eczema. Now after taken SNE health suppliment it has improved alot. Haven't taken a picture of the improved condition yet.

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Relating back those 2 nights I spent at the hospital, I really couldn't sleep on the 1st night because an indian patient on my right side keep shouting in pain. On and off she will make those scarry noise... "aiyo...aiyo...aiyo..." while crying and saying "sakit". I hear also I can feel pain. Instead of resting there I feel more ill because of that...haha... But really very pity that indian lady. She has diabetic and they put her in IV drip which I really don't know why she feel so pain when the drip is on her. So pity her family abandon her there, no one even come to visit her she said her daughter just staying a walking distance to the hospital but didn't come. On my last day of stay there, she told me her sad stories on how bad her daughter treated her - just eyeing on her EPF retirement money. Sigh... I really don't understand why some people can treat their own family so badly and without compassion.

Another thing is, hospital food really s**ks. 1st morning they gave malay style fried kuey teow for breakfast. I was thinking, why for sick people they serve so unhealthy food to patients. For lunch and dinner and breakfast after that they served rice with fish/chicken and vegies. The food tast bad and the tray they used to served the food is very smelly with some wet water on it. Looks very unhygenic. My brother who went to a private hospital said the food there tasted very nice, clean and healthy. There is really a very big difference on the food other than their service comparing between a government and a private ones. If I only eat very little of their food there. Also because of their unhealthy sellection of foods. If I stay there longer, instead of getting well and better, will surely become thinner and thinner....

4 comments:

stubborn-daydreamer said...

walaueeeehhhHHH! How can this kind of thing happen?!! Gosh, so glad you are safe arr!! Sue the stupid doctors!!!! >__<

Judy Chow said...

Next time becareful when you see doctor, ask them what is the name of the drug and the doctor also should ask if you allergic to any drugs..really so dangerous for your case...can coz death...

Amidrin said...

Ya...those "M****" doctors really stupid and lazy. If you happen to go to those hospitals, don't fully trust those doctor's diagnosis because if you feel something not right, better follow your own intuition and do some research yourself.

In my case, really dangerous... thank God I am eating SNE which helps alot. If not, maybe I die already also don't know what happen.

firethorn said...

whoa...so scary when i read your blog.. :( Lucky you are alright now. I can understand the scare and frustration you went through with those *** doctors. really must take note what you put into your mouths these days...