The death cases for H1N1 is increasing and everywhere people talking and writting about it. I have people asking me bout my experience and opinion. Well i sure do have lots to say…hihi
At the early stage government tried to qurantine those with the virus (we fall under this category)…but here’s the thing…the virus is very very “smart”. Here’s a brief history how we got the virus. syauQi came back from Hong Kong on the 1st July. He didn’t even go to the city, he was at the airport hotel for one nite. Went out around airport area to get his meal. When he returned home, he was perfectly well. Only on the 4th July he felt lethargic, suspected due to lack of sleep. But the following day…started having fever and body aching. Thus went to PPUM to get swab test on the 5th and result came out on the 6th being H1N1 positive.
When he went for the swab test…not everyone with the symptom would be tested, but he got his tested since he clearly said he got back from Hong Kong. So here’s the thing…between the 1st and 5th July…he met sooooo many people, there’s when the smart virus would spread around. So among the unlucky ones were us, the family members!
And between those dates obviously syauQi ade lepak with people kn. One of our friends called us up saying she had the same symptom. Immediately, she took panadol for her fever before going to Sg Buloh to get the swab test done. But once arrived, they refused to do swab test on her coz she didnt have fever. (even after thousand time explaining that she took panadol before she left the house and pointed out that she was in contact with H1N1 positive patience) Yet they still refused to do the test, did dengue test on her instead!!! Deangue test showed negative, they asked her to go treatment for her fever if she’s not well. Off she went to D’sara specialist but was asked to return back to Sg Buloh since she had H1N1 symptom. By now dah late night, almost 11:30pm. Finally they did the swab test. Result didn’t come out the next day since she did the test late night. Was send home (and of coz encountered with other family members). Then, mother and nephew (baby) lak showed symptom of H1N1…they went to do the swab test. And next day…all 3 was confirmed positive! Padahal awal2 dh kate nk buat swab test sbb was in contact with us…gi gatal lah pulak hosp suruh buat deangue test!?
And funny thing was, they said ambulance will come and fetch them. Once all three reached hospital. They said kena buat balik the swab test on the baby and her mother…and was send home again, sebab result aritu mix up or something like tat. They next day, yes they were again confirmed positive. Tak ke biul tu? But by then, they have stop quarantine people at the hospital…so was given medication and be quarantine at home.
Yes, im sure hospital have reasons y they refused to take swab test on everyone unless they fall under serius category i.e pregnant lady, babies, heart problem etc. Their reason was that 50% of those kena this virus would heal by themselves….just like any other flu. BUTTTTT dont they realise by not treating these people…these people will be walking around everywhere and the virus akan kena lah kpd those serious category…babies, oldies n preggies? Some might say we should just stay home then…but if we didnt do the test, how do we tell our employer that we need to be quarantine coz being H1N1 positive??
Take my case for example, if they were to apply the rule..(unless a person showed 3 or more symptom baru lah nk buat the swab test…i would be a H1N1 carrier moving around! )Coz i only had extremely mild sore troat and slight fever. Seriously, i wasnt even aware i had fever until they took my tempreture. And like i said, along the way i might have bump into those babies, oldies and preggies isn’t it?
Tapi sebab mase we all kena..it was baru2 lagi. so since syauQi kena..all of us followed the ambulance that came to fetch him and get ourselves tested since my kids sume demam…