Be Responsible. Drink Clean Water.
Thursday of last week, my sister and I brought my brother to the hospital. I didn’t know my he had been suffering from diarrhea two days ago. What I knew is he’s just suffering from cough and colds. My sister brought her to a lab for urine and stool test in the morning. I cut from work and assisted my sister in the afternoon until the doctor decided to have my brother admitted.
My brother’s initial diagnosis – severe dehydration with acute renal failure. Because he’s already super dehydrated, his kidney shut down. His organ can no longer produce urine even with the catheter. He’d undergone fluid challenge. Both arms with I.V. [dextrose solution] to rehydrate him plus he’s required to drink a lot of water. He’d undergone series of tests for creatinine [reaches to 800; not sure if normal is 150 or 200], potassium and etc.
He’s spent a week in the hospital. Final diagnosis – amoebiasis.
We drink distilled water at home. And I am not sure where he got his amoeba. Is it the water? or the balbacua he ate before he had diarrhea?
My family would like to thank those who have helped us and took care of my brother during our stay at the Southern Philippines Medical Center, from the emergency room to his own room at ENT pay ward. Thank you very much.
- always bring your own water from home if you want it costless.
- if you don’t want to bring your own water, spend a few pesos to get a distilled, bottled water.
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