It was a painful and uncomfortable event not just for me, but for my entire family because we all took turns to having vomiting and/or diarrhea:
The triage saw me, placed me on IV, and wheeled me to the room within 45 minutes and gave me some anti-nausea, anti-cramping meds and asked me if I have any "usual" gastro specialists.
The one I usually see if Dr
Ooi CJ, but he was on leave; and my father-in-law's gastro was about to
go on leave, so my wife asked our doctor friends and Dr Desmond Wai was
recommended to us.
He came not long, and was very worried for me as he thought it could be gallstones due to the intensity of the pain, but when I explained the recent family medical history, he thanked me for the background, and said that it's possibly moreso leaning towards acute gastroenteritis, and ordered IV antibiotics and a slew of other meds.
I stopped vomiting almost immediately, though still having waves of nausea that comes and goes, but it started moving towards bad BAD diarrhea.
I'm talking about at least 35-40 episodes if not more over the first 2 days. It was really bad.
Even when I took anti-diarrhea, I was still having diarrhea.
Finally I could be discharged on Wednesday of the following week (it's Saturday as I write this), but I was so so so tired but I am so glad to go home.
Over the next few days, I continued to hydrate myself and take the medicines, and I'm gradually feeling better.
Physical health is one of the most important pillars of life, and we need to always take care of our own health. If we don't take care of ourselves, who will take care of us?
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