Baby came down with some food poisoning. There are many potential sources of food poisoning in Thailand and across the globe, and though about 4 people got it in the family here – another couple (me included) didn’t. I had the runs for a day – but that was the extent of mine.
It could have been the som tam we picked up from a streetside Thai vendor. It could have been the kow tom moo – soup that grandma made. It could have been poor hygiene when someone cleaned the dishes. It could have been someone didn’t wash their hands before preparing food for the rest of us.
Whatever it was – it caused baby to throw up a bunch of times – on us, in the house, and in a restaurant on their table and floor – a good projectile hurl that hit just about everything in front of her.
So – she couldn’t keep anything down. She’s about 15 months now. She kept down a total of 100ml of water today – and threw the rest up. Yesterday about 100ml of water and 60 ml of the soy milk formula she drinks, some rice and some banana. The day before – nothing at all stayed down.
So – today before we put her to sleep her urine was really yellow and her doody was yellow and wet like water. She didn’t drink her last bottle and refused water. We packed up our bags and hit the hospital. Unbelievably this hospital has WIFI and it works. It’s free. It’s a great connection. We’re on the 4th floor. It’s a private hospital – and for kids overnight in our little VIP room – it’s 900 THB per night, about $27 USD.
She has had half a bottle of IV, an antibiotics shot, and something to calm her down because she was just spastic over the IV in the top of her hand. She just threw up about 6 times after sleeping for an hour and getting 1/4 way through the IV bottle.
Oh – worth noting – the phlebotomist was EXCELLENT and hit the tiny, invisible vein, the first try – unbelievably good.
Anyway – the hospital room is clean, has air con, wifi, refrigerator, bed for parents, table with 2 chairs, TV, dresser with drawers, porch, outside sink – the windows have screens without holes. The walls aren’t dirty like you might find in a public Thai hospital.
Just overall – an awesome place.
Did I mention the 28 year old doctor in the emergency room? She’s smoking hot – and no wedding ring.
Hell no I’m not telling you what hospital! I’m saving her for my friend Dave if he ever makes it over to Thailand.
Hope your kids are well and you don’t have to experience this same ordeal in 2011.