What almost every parent experiences

This is a new week, it comes after a very hard and tiring week in hospital. Our little Hannah was admitted to hospital when we rushed her to ER due to a very high temp of 39.4′ for the second time. She was diagnosed with tonsilitis. We had a very bad experience with the health care in Umhlanga hospital. It’s a long story but it could have been avoided.

Hannah should have been admitted the day we rushed her to the Emergancy rooms but she was sent home with antibiotics. The next evening we rushed her back as she was just not getting that temp down neither was she keeping in her meds.

It was only the day after that, now the 3rd day of her being terribly ill, that she got proper care and medication in her. Yet we were in the hands of the hospital for nearly 3 days prior… Very bad if you ask me. None the less, 5 days in hospital, she is much better and is her smiling self again.

It’s the worst feeling as a parent, to experience your child so sick and you are helpless in the hands of strangers… All you want to do is take the illness and pain from them and take it yourself if it will free them from hurt. She was such a brave little 8 month old. We are so proud of her.

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Below is our pediatrician Dr S. Singh who was our guardian angel – what an amazing doctor that finally took charge and helped Hannah get better after much disappointment with other staff and hospital systems. He has in fact lodged a complaint on our behalf so I hope other parents don’t get the same treatment.

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And on the day we were discharged, Hannah was very happy to be disconnected from that drip!!!

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