Friday, February 26, 2010

Medical Woes

We sent Tiny Rose to the hospital yesterday because she has started having focal seizures again. She is on medicine for the seizures but it obviously Is not working so we wanted her to see the doctor. The person who saw her (not sure if it was a doctor but know it was not her regular doctor) said that malaria can cause the seizures (which is true) so they tested her blood for malaria. The test, however, came back negative, but instead of looking for other possibilities they still gave her medicine for malaria and sent her home! This is typical of so many in the medical field here because malaria is so common that the medicine for it is sometimes seen as a cure all. We have been fortunate that most at this hospital do not make this assumption.

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