I hate getting bad (or not good enough) advice
3 weeks ago...oh no... 4 weeks ago... erina got stye (ketumbit)
on her right eyelids, at first I thought it was mosquito bite so I just ignore it for a few days.
then after a week, it still did not recede or getting bigger so I brought her to clinic. Due to some logistics issue, we went to a not-so-favored clinic. The GP said "Oh! Ketumbit ni, baru seminggu. Takpe. Kalau dah lebih sebulan still tak hilang lagi then please consult eye specialist". Disebabkan the visit was paid by company's insurance, the clinic was sure to overpaid by prescribe my daughter eye drops
AND PARACETAMOL. WTH!!! Saya yang buta medicine ni pun tau paracetamol is for fever not for ketumbit. But the clinic assistant said "kalau demam". still wth!!!
fast forward to today... the stye still there. I was at my mom's house this morning, still considering which eye specialist that we would like to consult with. Hubby want to go to clinic nearby so we bring Erina for another consultation with GP. This time the GP said "Oh kecik je ketumbitnya ni... you should tuam with tuala suam to reduce it. But I will still write reference letter for you to go to eye specialist." And she did not prescribe anything for Erina. What a vast difference between the two GPs.
We were considering to go either Tun Hussien Onn National Eye Hospital (THONEH) or Damansara Specialist Hospital (since this is the only one private hospital nearby my home that have ophthalmologist and a lot of paedtrician). We were not sure if the NEH is government or private. But it was not in the list of company's insurance as much as I can recall. So off we go to DSH, first time nak pegi situ so have to consult en. Garmin. Senang je rupanya cuma dia tersorok sket dari jalan besar kat TTDI tuh.
After a hassle of getting the GL, we managed to consult with Dr. Noraini. Her advice? The same advice as per Klang's GP!!! In addition, she said we should do the tuam thingy earlier as it is now getting harder. Oh man!! I felt really terrible of getting bad (or not good enough advice) from that lousy GP. Anyway, we will put Erina for tuam activities and eye drops medication for a week. If nothing change, she will have to go for incision to remove the stye.
Tapi saya yang dah start berdebar2. Doa banyak2 semoga stye ni hilang dalam masa seminggu nih.....